1966 Belvedere radio question

1966 -1967 Mopars

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    Have a 66 Belvedere would appreciate any help on what people are using for radios original or aftermarket. Thanks for any help in advance
     
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    Look on E bay. Search Mopar radios. Many AM radios show up from time to time. If you want AM/FM they also show up but quite pricey.
     
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    Been using after market. The hole in my dash fits the standard size radios. Got one know with removable face plate, blue tooth and a microphone for hands free calling. The hands free works great as long as the car travels at 40 mph or less, just due to engine/exhaust noise.
     
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    Retrosound. Look them up they fit and look like the original radio but have bluetooth and usb as well as you can hook it up to your phone and answer your call. Some what costly though.
     
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      It's hard to find radios for a 66. I don't think the retro sound people do one for that year. I found a cheap one on Ebay for about $20 and cleaned it half decent myself. It doesn't work but looks ok and fills the hole nicely. I've just bought the chrome bezel separately to finish it off, should arrive this week. Professionally restored working radios might be up to $500. 20200216_122522.jpg 20200208_132423.jpg 20200216_115329.jpg
       
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      I respectfully disagree. I have a Retrosound in my '67. I was able to use the factory bezel and knobs. They offer chrome pushbuttons that look almost factory. The only visual difference from stock is the digital display. With Bluetooth, I can stream Spotify through my phone for music and have hands free calling. I did have an issue with the unit interfering with the factory air conditioning ductwork. However, due to the modular design of the Retrosound unit, I was able to mount the deck under my glove compartment liner and mount only the radio controls in the factory location. Also, the unit comes with two USB inputs so that I can charge two phones at once if needed. It's a great unit, although a little pricey.
       
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          that cover plate looks like it's from a 70 trans am dash!prismo tape,never liked it then or now, holy crap!
           
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          That is the actual dash of whatever they put it in, the radio is all its own. It doesn't have a face plate.
           
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          thanks, I got that part! just thought if I was advertising something I certainly wouldn't have used that picture!
           
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            That's cool, I searched and searched and didn't think they made one as it didn't look right to me. Is this the one https://www.retromanufacturing.com/...atellite-redondo-rs-radio?variant=42129787534
            It is a lot of dollars but if it works then great. I was looking for something more like this https://www.classiccarstereos.com/1968-69-dodge-dart-radio.html where it looks stock but has the modern electronics inside.
            Another option is to get one of the small bluetooth speakers and just hang it from the coat hanger or off the dash when you want tunes. I bought one for $50 and it worked quite well but I found I preferred to just have the engine/exhaust to listen to.
             
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            I have 2 spare 67 AM radios. Don't know if they work. Been sitting on the shelf 25 yrs.
             
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            THIS ^
             
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            Yeah, that's the one. I have two 6x9's in the back, a dual cone in the front in the factory location, and an 8" sub woofer under the front seat. It all comes down to what you want, and what you want to spend. I wanted as close to a factory look as I could get, the ability to have bluetooth, or just the radio, and hands free calling. For me, the Retrosound was worth the money.
             
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            The old radios are pretty tough. I found one in a junk yard that looked pretty good and brought it home. When I opened it up to spray it down with contact cleaner I found the entire inside of the case was a mud dabber nest. I had to hose and scrape all that crust out and then spray it down and blow it out. Imagine my surprise when I powered it up and it worked just fine. It's been working fine for about 18 years now and I have a separate FM tuner that plays through it for a true retro look.
             
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            Here ia a Retrosound Redondo with the original bezel and knobs. The USB port mount to the right is avaliable through Crutchfield. The knobs, display, and puchbuttons all mount separately to the deck. It takes some trial and error to get the spacing of everything correct, but overall I am very happy with the unit.
             
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