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What is best fitting radio in a 69 Mustang?

I am giving up on my Factory am/fm radio in my car.It just isn't loud enough to hear over the Flowmasters.I want a radio I can fit into the original bezel,has some power and sounds good.What worked best for you?Later year Ford radio,Aftermarket radio?Your suggestions would help me greatly.Thanks
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Re: What is best fitting radio in a 69 Mustang?

Have you seen this?

http://www.retrosoundusa.com/products/category/id/1

I don't have any personal experience with the Model One, but I am thinking of eventually buying one for my '69.

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Since it's a 69, I'd hack up the radio trim and install a modern radio like an Alpine or a Pioneer DEH-something. Beats buying the $100 ugly plastic retrofit trim piece and a stock repop trim piece is only $50 if you decide to change back.

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Don't toss that factory 69 AM/FM, they bring decent money. Pack it away and hang onto it or sell it.

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Check the parts catalogs, I was just flipping through my CJ pony parts catalog & they list a bezel for a modern radio for a 69/70 Mustang.


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What is best fitting radio in a 69 Mustang?

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Since it's a 69, I'd hack up the radio trim and install a modern radio like an Alpine or a Pioneer DEH-something. Beats buying the $100 ugly plastic retrofit trim piece and a stock repop trim piece is only $50 if you decide to change back.
+1 A modern radio will fit into the '69 dash if you widen the plastic bezel, there is no need to cut up any metal of the dash. I have a JVC CD unit, KD-G230. Buy a repo bezel to cut/widen if you want to save your original unit.

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I bought a repo bezel and widened it to fit a newer type radio.

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Any chance you guys could post a pic of your modern radio installation?

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Don't toss that factory 69 AM/FM, they bring decent money. Pack it away and hang onto it or sell it.
A factory 1969 AM/FM in working condition with good cosmetics and uncut wires brings strong money, anywhere from $600 - $1000+ depending on condition and the motivations of the buyer.


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The radio I am taking out is a 1968 mustang stereo radio.It is exactly the same as a 69,but is very rare as it was the first stereo radio offered in a mustang and very few were made, and fewer still exist today.It is for sale but can not be posted in this forum.
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Thanks,but I am looking to put a radio in the original bezel,and looking for what others have put in that works.
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Any chance you guys could post a pic of your modern radio installation?
I'll post something tonight.

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Thanks Tom. I'll look forward to seeing it.

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What is best fitting radio in a 69 Mustang?





Here are some picks of my stereo. You can just make out the outline of the original stereo opening behind the current unit and the amount of trimming of the plastic bezel that's needed. It's a snug fit but there is NO cutting of the metal dash required and you can use a normal CD deck. The picks are hosted in the VMF image forum and you can try to enlarge them there slightly if needed. Good luck with the install.

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What is best fitting radio in a 69 Mustang?

+1 on the Retrosound. I run 50 series Deltaflows in my '65 convert. and there is more than enough power top up or down. It looks cool since it is digital with two knobs and looking at the website, you don't have to cut anything. Depends upon what you want. I hung a decent Sony under the dash but I wanted an in dash non-CAS solution and this fit it. I can't say enough good about it. With the application specific bezel, it slips right in and it has a lot of features and very modern sound. The USB flash drive is great. Check out that website.
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