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Where do you tuck yours away to keep the vintage look?

under the dash? glovebox, under the seat? trunk?

I'm curious about audio options since the one dash speaker just isn't going to cut it but i dont want to start cutting into things. Don't mind building speaker mounts to go under the dash but if anyone has anything particularly creative, i'd love to hear about it.
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Where do you tuck yours away to keep the vintage look?

under the dash? glovebox, under the seat? trunk?

I'm curious about audio options since the one dash speaker just isn't going to cut it but i dont want to start cutting into things. Don't mind building speaker mounts to go under the dash but if anyone has anything particularly creative, i'd love to hear about it.
When I had my 70, I had my CD player mounted vertically in the center console. As far as the center dash speaker, I bought a replacement from Ames. It's a special set up with 2 3 1/2 in speakers for stereo that mount in the stock location. I used 6 x9 coaxials on the rear deck.

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The speakers in my 70 sound great. Although I have the original AM PB radio (not installed) the owner installed a nice AM/FM cassette. When I crank the volume up, and it takes some volume to overcome the 3" Pypes rhapsody coming from the exhaust, those speakers sound fantastic, no static, no vibrations. the nostalgia sound of Foreigner, Kansas, Boston etc sound great at higher volumes.

He also left a hook up for me to hook up an Ipod. I'm old, don't have that set up but I got a library of cassettes from the day that sound as good now as they did 30 yrs ago.

If I were to add a CD I would put it either under the seat in the trunk or in the glove box if it would fit.

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The speakers in my 70 sound great. Although I have the original AM PB radio (not installed) the owner installed a nice AM/FM cassette. When I crank the volume up, and it takes some volume to overcome the 3" Pypes rhapsody coming from the exhaust, those speakers sound fantastic, no static, no vibrations. the nostalgia sound of Foreigner, Kansas, Boston etc sound great at higher volumes.

He also left a hook up for me to hook up an Ipod. I'm old, don't have that set up but I got a library of cassettes from the day that sound as good now as they did 30 yrs ago.

If I were to add a CD I would put it either under the seat in the trunk or in the glove box if it would fit.
I must me old too. Sounds like we have the same taste in music. Ipod? What's that?! I did, however, replace my cassettes with CD's. I plan on putting an Alpine deck in the glove compartment. Always wanted an Alpine. Couldn't afford one when I was a "kid". Now these kids are buying '04 - '06 GTO's.
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ive been curious about this to for a while.
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there is a guy on ebay selling customer made glove box radio holders. you remove the stock cardboard and install the aluminum one he makes for you. cannot be that hard to make your own if you are inclined. our car was a 1/4 mile car and with the exhaust noise would need a big speaker box and amp to overcome it. the manual brakes, steering, power shifting, looking for 5 o's , nonlocking seatbacks, worn out front shocks and shi$$ty michigan roads leave no time for trying to adjust a radio
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When my brother had the car, he mounted a cassete player in the glove box. After I got it, I replaced the cassette player with a cd/mp3 player. The only drawback is having to have the glove box open to make adjustments / changes, which annoys the passenger ... so I prefer to leave my sweetheart at home if possible.
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there is a guy on ebay selling customer made glove box radio holders. you remove the stock cardboard and install the aluminum one he makes for you. cannot be that hard to make your own if you are inclined. our car was a 1/4 mile car and with the exhaust noise would need a big speaker box and amp to overcome it. the manual brakes, steering, power shifting, looking for 5 o's , nonlocking seatbacks, worn out front shocks and shi$ michigan roads leave no time for trying to adjust a radio
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When my brother had the car, he mounted a cassete player in the glove box. After I got it, I replaced the cassette player with a cd/mp3 player. The only drawback is having to have the glove box open to make adjustments / changes, which annoys the passenger ... so I prefer to leave my sweetheart at home if possible.
Seems like most if not all new decks come with remotes. I know one style is supposed to be able control your deck without opening the glove compartment etc. I believe it's the RF remote(radio frequency)? If not, it's the other one which I can't think of at the moment. I lost touch with aftermarket car stereo's about 25 years ago.
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To be honest, I've been thinking about a "carputer". They're relatively inexpensive and, when combined with a touch screen, will allow just about anything your home pc will offer. My thoughts are a homebuilt, removable center console with the touch screen forward (maybe fold away) leaving room for an arm rest (carputer sets underneath this) and a couple 6x9's mounted to the sides giving good sound to the front seat. Back seat, maybe throw a over-under 3.5" configuration into the box. match the carpet to the car and upholster the top in parchment white vinyl. I'll forgo the sub in favor of a bass heavy exhaust note

Only problem is the power draw. I figure modern electronics powering something like this is fairly similar to the original radio but i really can't speak on that with any certainty. anyone have some thoughts on the subject? Anyone know the amperage of the original AM radio and speaker? I'm counting on the "do more with less" engineering methods put into modern systems.

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Seems like most if not all new decks come with remotes. I know one style is supposed to be able control your deck without opening the glove compartment etc. I believe it's the RF remote(radio frequency)? If not, it's the other one which I can't think of at the moment. I lost touch with aftermarket car stereo's about 25 years ago.
Yes, mine has a remote, but it's IR (Infra red) which requires line of sight. and yes, RF MIGHT be able to control through the glovebox door, but the metal plate on it might be somewhat of a hindrance. Besides, unless the remote has a display on it, you still need to see the display of the deck to see what it is you're altering ...
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