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Old 03-07-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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Want To Replace Stereo Head Unit

I had a productive day in our '87. It was in the 70's today here in south east PA and we were loving it. I had pulled "Savannah" out of the orchard last week and today we got everything in order and ready to roll. Now all we have to do is wait for the real spring to arrive. I also pulled the front window and replaced the seal. I found something that really works well removing the old adhesive...Goof-Off. It is a xylene based product and I had the old goop off in no time. If you ever use this Goof-Off stuff, be sure to use it outside as xylene is a really noxious smelling solvent.

But I digress...I also pulled the old junk paper cone speakers out in peparation for replacing them. Then I got to thinking about replacing the outdated Sony cassette deck AM/FM radio. Pulling the old head unit will be easy, but I fear putting in a new unit will not be that easy seeing how all the new units have face plates etc...

So I am toying with removing the ugly black enclosure where the curent unit resides and making a custom wood or aluminum insert. Now Comes the question...Does anybody know how to remove it??? I had my head in the cabinets to either side, but I can't for the life of me figure out how it can be removed.
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:31 PM   #2
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I would try taking off the knobs. If there are nuts on spindles under the knobs take them off. Hopefully the unit will then slide out.

But, that's not the main reason for this post. Check out RV and marine audio units. I got an Audiovox years ago cheap on ebay and have not had any problems with it. It fit the hole much better than making a car unit fit, which I have also done.
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