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Old 07-26-2011, 04:05 PM
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Radio 1962 F-100 unibody

I am looking for a AM radio for my 1962 F100 unibody. The original one does not work
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Welcome aboard; have you check ebay? I usually see one or two there; I have also purchase some at swap meets as well. I usually don't worry aobut whether or not they work; I use them more eye candy than entertainment.
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Hemmings Motor News / Services Offered section / Has radio repair shops listed. Buying a used radio: It may be in no better condition than the one you have now, it might be worse.

The last time I looked, no seller of used radios offers any sort of 'money back' guarantee.

If the radio has tubes and makes a humming noise when turned on, the vibrator is history.

The vibrators used with tube type radios are readily available and the same ones were used on all makes cars/trucks.
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Would the factory radio out of a 65' work? I found one in a junkyard and was thinking about buying the radio out of it since it looked similar
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Same AM radio: 1961/66 F100/1100 / 1961/67 Econoline / 1963/69 N/NT/T500/1000 / 1964/71 C Series Tilt Cab / 1966/77 Bronco / 1967/69 F800/1000.

1961/62 (possibly 1963-cannot recall) have tubes. The others have transistors.

The brackets, speaker grilles, mounting hardware are different on Bronco's, Econolines, C Series Tilt Cabs.

Back then, radios were an extra cost option or as an accessory available at the parts counter, so not all these vehicles will have one.

C3AZ-18813-C .. Antenna / Obsolete/Reproduced ~ 1961/64 Ford Custom/Galaxie/500XL / 1961/66 F100/1100 / 1963/69 N/NT/T500/1000 / 1967/69 F800/1000.
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Thanks, I was also wondering about the headlight bessels. Are they the same on the 65'? Also had a nice chrome front bumper, would this fit as well?
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Transistor units appear in 64. Earlier units are tube and fairly easy to have fixed.

The bumper will not fit as you have a 3 bolt and the 65 is a two bolt. It can be adapted by removing the 3 bolt brackets and adding 2 bolt brackets.

I would recommend you have the tube radio upgraded to modern internals for AM FM and built in MP3 i pod interfaces. It is costly but well worth the effort as you do not then need a secondary system.

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Headlamp bezels are the same: 1961/66 F100/750.
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Thanks to both of you and that's a cool upgrade to the radio, I was thinking about something like that but didn't know you could have it done. I will probably be getting all of the above including bumper. I was just guessing on the year model of the donor truck but I did notice it had 3 bolts on each side for the bumper. Where can I get my radio upgraded though?
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