Radio Advice on 1967 520

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Radio Advice on 1967 520

Postby larkworthy » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:49 pm

I am a newbie and have a question related to a replacement radio on my 1967 520. I purchased the truck a few weeks ago after it was restored in NV (I am in TX). It currently does not have a radio. I am not set on the correct era radio, but open to suggestions on a new retro style (not sure which one will work), or if there is a certain era correct EOM radio that will work. Open to advice and suggestions. Will post pics of the truck in the future. Thank you in advance! larkworthy

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Re: Radio Advice on 1967 520

Postby AZhitman » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:03 pm

Welcome aboard!

Great question. If you want to keep it looking "vintage", there's a company called "retrosound" that does some really neat classic-looking head units with modern "guts." Actually, if you do a Google search for "vintage car radio", you'll see several companies are doing this.

Occasionally, you might also run across a vintage unit on ebay - but the early Datsun radios weren't much to listen to. :)

If you decide to go modern, the sky is the limit, but be aware you may have to do some dash trimming.

Personally, I'd install a modern head unit in the glove box - if you get one with a USB reader or an aux cable input, you can hook up your iPod, MP3 player, or even play tunes through your phone. :)

Looking forward to seeing some pics of your 520!

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Re: Radio Advice on 1967 520

Postby Charlie69 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:07 am

AZHitman is steering you in the right direction.

I bet your truck is blue and beautiful. I would leave the radio delete place and mount a new head unit in the glove box or under the seat a control it with a wireless remote.

Picture please.

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