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Post by Brudog » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:57 pm

I am looking into retro looking radios for my 68 W200, and came across the following:

https://www.retromanufacturing.com/prod ... -fit-radio

My dash where the radio goes has the following dimensions:
1-9/16" vertical
3-5/8" horizontal
5-1/8" between centers of the knob holes

Are those the standard dimensions for a 61-68 dodge d-series?

The website only lists the dimensions of the radio body, so I cannot tell if it will fit in my dash.

Has anyone else purchased this radio and have any feedback?

Thanks! :Thumbsup

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Post by 66patrick » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:13 pm

That will fit. Remember in '61 - '68, there are just three holes drilled for the radio, rather than a huge hole. Radios were dealer-installed units, for the most part, as were the antennas - one reason you'll see an antenna on the left OR right side of the cowl. My last two '68 trucks were like this. The radio mounting was standard, however.

Bit of trivia you may not know - the same-year Ford trucks used the SAME radio, with a very slightly different chrome bezel being the only difference. So if you are out bouncing around in the junkyard somewhere and a Ford pickup is there, check it for a radio! The 1960 - 1966 Ford and Mercury trucks have the very same radio.
[b]Patrick - - 1968 D100 Custom, LWB 4x2 318 auto...times two![/b]

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Post by dodgeboykim » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:34 pm

If you need stock radio install instructions.
http://sweptline.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32706
My truck is younger than me.
66 W100. 70 D 500 , 69 Hiab Speed Loader. 96 Ram 3500 Club Cab Cummin's 5 spd. 97 Ram 1500 Club Cab 5.9 gas auto. 83 W200 L/B 360 auto on propane. 09 Yamaha Rhino 700.

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Re: Radio Options

Post by wally426ci » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:36 am

That is a cool option for someone that does not have one. If you have a factory style one, you can have it fitted with modern internals. I had mine done but I skimped on FM which I wish I would have gotten.

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Re: Radio Options

Post by Brudog » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:23 am

I don't have a radio at this time, so I will most likely go with the one from Retro Manufacturing. Had been finishing the wiring with the Ron Francis kit, and have the wires sitting around for the radio, but nothing to connect them to. Have too many other things to do with the truck to mess with getting an old radio refitted with modern guts.

patrick - thank you for confirming the fit and the trivia.

kim and wally - thank you for the responses.

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Re: Radio Options

Post by FargoBob » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:42 pm

I have the same vehicle and ended up going with a Secret Audio from http://www.vintagecarradio.com. Not sure if the Retro Manufacturing radio will fit but I like my little hideaway unit I put in the glovebox.

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