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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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1969 Mustang radio.

My radio is missing and I would like to get another one. Stupidly I did have the radio and I sold it years ago thinking I would not be using it, but I have had a change of plan and want another one. I am not interested in an aftermarket modern radio. But I am not too bothered about a factory correct 1969 Mustang radio and something from the 1960's - 1970's that fits would suit me.

I have had a quick look on ebay.com and there are loads of radios ( Philco, etc ) that are not specifically for a 1969 Mustang, but they look like they would fit. They have the two control knobs either side with the rectangular section in the middle with the push buttons and tuning scale. And the two knobs look like they are at the correct spacing and height from the rectangular middle section.

So are there radios from different years of Mustang or even different Fords or even other manufacturers that would fit into the trim panel?

Some examples I found. These are all in the US, even though the URL is UK. My old one was MW and I like the look of the FM Stereo ones.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-7...2/232090541634

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-AM-F...x/192613914743

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1973-Must...6/162025957985

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1974-75-7...d/232917852033

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1979-80-8...M/332776279539

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-...o/263913298261

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OEM-Ford-...7/232777116427

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"So are there radios from different years of Mustang or even different Fords or even other manufacturers that would fit into the trim panel?"

Yes, Staring in 1967, Ford re-designed and "kind-of" standardized their Radios and Radio Holes for 90% of their vehicles.. This was kept pretty much the same through to the Early 1980's...so even an Early 80's Ford Radio may perfectly fit the opening. The "Big Bonus" of a lot of these radios is that they come with the AM/FM Dual Band slide bar... so you have both AM and FM bands. Luckily, Starting in 1967, The Mustang has one of these radios. Cars such as Late 1960's to Early 70's Fairlanes, Falcons and Torinos didn't have them and were different but I think '72 and later Torinos did...

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I have a 70, and I used a junkyard pullout from a late 70's/early 80's LTD. It is almost exactly like your second link. It fit almost perfect. Works fine and has 4 speaker capability. I would go with your second link...it was the cleanest of all of them. Another option is to convert and early AM mustang radio to bluetooth/mp3/input. there is a post on the board now about it.


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Great, this is exactly what I wanted to hear.

I only had a quick look on eBay, but it seems people selling a radio specifically for a Mustang wanted top money for it. And all I need to do is to buy a generic radio that also fits numerous other cars and years.

Yes, the second link is the one I liked the look of.

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Another quick question.

So on an AM / FM radio, do the 5 push buttons store 5 AM stations and 5 FM stations, or do you have to share AM and FM stations on 5 buttons ( if that makes sense )?
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"but it seems people selling a radio specifically for a Mustang wanted top money for it. And all I need to do is to buy a generic radio that also fits numerous other cars and years."

Yep. You betcha. You got it.

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I have a factory ford radio AM/FM with fader switch that fits perfectly in a 69 / 70 mustang. It looks period correct except it has FORD logo instead of Mustang. Part number D1AA19A241 It worked when I took it out of my 70. I can send you pictures. For sale. Alan

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Another quick question.

So on an AM / FM radio, do the 5 push buttons store 5 AM stations and 5 FM stations, or do you have to share AM and FM stations on 5 buttons ( if that makes sense )?
Sure it makes sense. You are accustomed to modern digital radios. The answer is, the pushbuttons are set mechanically by pulling them out, then pushing all the way in. This is mechanical, and the settings move the tuner to the position you have set. If you have an AM/FM radio, you could set them either for AM or FM stations. But they go to the same position whether it's set to AM or FM.

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All the radios from 67 through the late 70s are similar. The early ones were mono, the later ones were stereo. You can tell them apart by the slider bar under the dial on stereo models There were at least two different models, a full length one, and a shorter one used with A/C

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