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Username Post: need help finding good radio repair shop        (Topic#348363)
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Loc: Bakersfield,Ca
Reg: 10-18-07
11-23-17 09:42 PM - Post#2715531    

The capacitors in my '55 Belair's stock radio need replacing. There are several shops on the internet. I really don't know which one to go with. Can you gents give me some recommendations? Thanks.

Edited by aftershock222 on 11-23-17 09:43 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


4dr 57 
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4dr 57
Loc: Texas Hill Country
Reg: 11-10-04
11-25-17 10:03 AM - Post#2715670    
    In response to aftershock222

I'm amazed there isn't someone locally who could help. Keep looking. An internet shop w/o multiple solid revues could be risky.

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Loc: San Francisco, CA
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11-25-17 05:14 PM - Post#2715717    
    In response to aftershock222

Are you intent on keeping the stock vibrator and tubes? If that isn't a must, there are outfits which can install modern innards in your existing case and keep it stock looking on the outside.


Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.

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Age: 81
Loc: DFW Texas
Reg: 02-24-05
11-27-17 01:45 PM - Post#2715942    
    In response to aftershock222

check this guy out.

1928 Chevy Coupe
1942 Chevy Special Deluxe Coupe
1955 Chevy Bel Air HTP
1970 El Camino
1990 F##d Mustang Convertible

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Posts: 220

Age: 52
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
Reg: 08-31-07
11-27-17 07:04 PM - Post#2715994    
    In response to aftershock222

The best radio guy in the country is:

Gene Edwards: Chattanooga TN

Phone# - I can give phone # via private message

He has a complete inventory of NOS tubes capacitors
and GM vintage equipment to get any GM radio back to great working order!

He got my original 55 AM JAMS back to its ORIGINAL tubular glory!

P.S. He re-cones speakers too!

"That's all I have to say about that!"

Edited by john_johnson on 11-27-17 07:15 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

Posts: 74

Loc: Bakersfield, CA
Reg: 03-21-06
11-27-17 08:16 PM - Post#2716013    
    In response to john_johnson

Had my ‘55 stock radio up-graded 4yrs ago near Pismo by:

Bob’s Radio & TV
1414 So. 4th. St.
Oceano, CA 93445

My radio now has AM/FM and iPad pigtail. OR, just have him do a complete radio repair. Good service too.

Dennis Bubp

Dennis Bubp
'62 Belair Sports Coupe


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