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Stereo Install- Can I cut this?
Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:18 AM
I just bought myself a christmas present, a new CD Stereo for my '84 GL wagon, at Circut City (where I bought it) I was informed that it wasn't much of a possibility to install it, and the only way they could was with this weird kit that built out the front of the console. It didn't make any sense to me, so rather than spend god knows how much to get them to get it in, I decided to do it myself. I've just mad custom brackets and a face plate to install a CD player into my 280ZX, so I didn't figure it would be hard. I enlarged the factory tap player hole and got the stereo t ofit great, until I put it in the car. I no know why they had to build it out, it is hitting the lower (floor) heater box.
My question is this, can I cut the lower (angled part) 3 inches or whatever off? It seems hollow inside, and has lots of holes anyway... I just want to make sure I'm not whacking into anything important.
If this will work, I've got to take it in at 8am for the install.
Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:22 AM
Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:25 AM
how I installed mine was I inlarge the pocket and move the pocket to the old radio hole if you are carefull it will cover theold radio hole perfecty.
Well I've got it mounted into the console fine, it's just hitting in the rear. That's a great idea on moving the pocket though, I've left the factory radio in the top for now, with the new one below it. I really need to know if I can cut into this floor ducting.
Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:33 AM
I've asked the installer about possibly mounting the radio vertically, or taking out the whole console and starting from scratch. Option three is repair the Clarion radio that actually was already installed and that fit.
What have others done? It's so strange that with all the cool things I like about my subaru they really messed up on the radio clearance and the radio that came with the subaru was basically a joke.
Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:38 AM
I may have had room if I put it in the factory radio hole at the top, but I would've lost the use of the ash tray and had a gaping hole on the right side. I don't smoke, but it's worth leaving for the light or a place to put change if need be. I had no idea it would be this big of a pain, I would've waited for summer if I had.
Posted 24 December 2004 - 12:52 AM
Posted 24 December 2004 - 05:23 AM
Merry Chrisie to all
Posted 24 December 2004 - 06:46 AM
Posted 24 December 2004 - 07:29 AM
Posted 24 December 2004 - 08:14 AM
you can undo the screws that hold the console in place and let the cosole sit out enough to fill the gap of the radio, if you can figure a way to slot the holes to reinsert the screws.
No, it's pushing the whole thing out about an inch or more (because it's angled at the bottom. I'm just going to have to cut off the front of this ducting, and then go back later and fabricate a new and recessed front for it out of sheet metal.
I'll let you all know how it goes.
Posted 25 December 2004 - 07:44 PM
He gave me a spacer that was brought it out from the console a half inch at most and it gave me plenty of room, and dosen't look bad either. I'll post pics of it soon. Thanks for all the help guys.
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