Rick's(Eckler) Camaro 1971-76 Reproduction Radio

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  1. danbrennan

    danbrennan Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I just stumbled across this a few weeks ago, has anyone tried one? I need a new radio for my '74 Camaro, the 1980s Fujitsu 10 cassette player finally failed a couple of years ago. So I guess I'll have to upgrade.

    I long ago gave away the original AM/FM radio that came with the car, so I kind of like getting one of these as a replacement. But I can't figure out who actually makes it.

    https://www.rickscamaros.com/camaro...VionICh2wbg2zEAQYASABEgLqdfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It said it was imported. Unless it came from Japan, I'd stay away from it.
     
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    I don't know who makes them but I do know that they are imported. Undoubtedly from Asia but who knows where ? China?
     
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    My experience with Rick's Camaro's parts is poor. I'd look elsewhere for a radio.
     
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    That radio looks a lot like the one Classic Industries and Classic Car Stereos has.
    I need a radio, too. I like the looks but I don't like the $640.00 price tag. Supposedly you don't have to cut your dash. I'm not going to do that anyway.

    I'm thinking Retro Sound like Dave mentioned. I can get a nice stereo with a USB and some ultra-thin 6x9 3-way speakers for about the same price.

    Classic Industries carries both stereos. The deal today is up to 15% off and free shipping for orders over $149. You can see that they are only giving 3.5% off the original looking stereo, but the full 15% off the Retro Sound.

    87694 1971-76 Camaro AM/FM Radio with Black Faceplate, Black Bezel and Orange Lighting Standard Size In-Stock
    $639.99 ea
    -$22.40 ea
    $617.59
    *RL7002B 1970-81 Camaro / Firebird Long Beach Radio w/SiriusXM - Black Radio, Buttons, Bezel & Knobs Standard Size In-Stock
    $424.99 kit
    -$63.75 kit
    $361.24
     
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    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I would shop around , you can find better pricing, if you dig, compare model numbers and features, as the radios will look the same, however, have fewer options
     
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    Find a used AM radio for your year car (doesn't have to work) and send it out to have it converted, it will still look 100% stock with all modern upgrades.
     
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    I went through this a couple of years ago. If you decide to cut the dash for a DIN opening, you have a lot more options for a lot less money. If you don't want to cut the dash, you get another used dash and cut it up so you could always go back. Another option is to mount the DIN radio in your glovebox and use a blank faceplate where the radio was. with remote controls and such, this might work for you.
     
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    Hello all I wanted to install one of the stock looking stereos back into my 71 BUT the person that owned the car before me has installed an updated radio. I have not ripped into anything yet and wanted to ask if the faceplate is gone is there a way to replace it. It looks like it may have been cut out as it was pointed out in a post above. Is there some type of aftermarket faceplate that can be put back in so I can restore that classic look?
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