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Username Post: Radio in a 57        (Topic#359894)
Vijay 
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Vijay
Reg: 09-06-04
02-22-20 12:45 PM - Post#2787058    

The truck I just purchased has a single din radio in it and I would like to put a double din head unit in with nav.... trouble seems to be that the dash is slightly curved.....won't work.

Suggestions? Not a life and death situation, so I may just replace the single din with a newer one with bluetooth.

As mentioned in a previous thread, it's a 57 resto mod, therefore keeping it looking stock isn't a huge concern.



 


Mick53 
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Loc: Northern Indiana
Reg: 04-02-16
02-22-20 10:08 PM - Post#2787093    
    In response to Vijay

What's a din?




 
wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
02-23-20 09:46 AM - Post#2787114    
    In response to Mick53

DIN stands for Deutsche's Institut für Normung e.V or German Institute of Standardization. It is a term in electronics usually referring to the size of the face or monitor on a modern radio. You would probably have to have a custom adapter made and it still wouldn’t look like it belonged there. If you are willing to settle for a single DIN I would either get a radio with a pop out monitor (do they still make them? I don’t keep up with electronics) or I would suggest getting the dash patch they sell to return the dash back to stock and get a Custom Autosound radio. They fit the stock hole and have all of the modern features. My dash was cut in my Cameo for a newer style radio back in the 80’s and I will be welding the patch in mine eventually.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
Mick53 
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Loc: Northern Indiana
Reg: 04-02-16
02-23-20 10:06 PM - Post#2787169    
    In response to wagonman100

Thank you. I have a radio for my 53 3100 from antique automobile radio inc. It looks identical to the original but has bluetooth, hands free phone and all the other stuff I don't know how to use. The nice thing is that it is only 2" deep.



 
monty56 
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Loc: Chandler(it's a dry heat)...
Reg: 04-26-04
02-24-20 09:16 AM - Post#2787198    
    In response to Mick53

I too restored the dash with a patch panel and use Custom Autosounds w/ 10 disc CD under seat and MP3 and USB inputs.

Monty
'56 3100 Short Stepside Someday
2001 Chevy Suburban 2500
2009 Saturn Vue w/20's

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Monty's 56 Truck
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Vijay 
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Vijay
Reg: 09-06-04
02-27-20 09:15 AM - Post#2787452    
    In response to monty56

Yes, whoever had the truck before me simply cut the rectangular hole and stuck a "regular" radio in. Not wanting to cut it twice as big fora 6 inch screen, I opted to just go with an updated radio.




 


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