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Old 10-10-2010, 10:28 AM
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What model year did that radio come from ctubutis? It looks kind of like the radio/tape
player that came in my Dad's 1985 van. Will it fit a 1981 F100 without alterations?
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I have that radio in my 1981 F350 so it should fit in your F100.

BUT....

You'll need those upper & lower mounting brackets that attach to the radio in order to easily
install it in a truck.

I found it (the radio + bracket assembly) installed in an F250 in a junkyard, I think the radio
is around 1985 vintage.

EDIT: Here is how it looks now when I have everything put together (rare):
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The trim panel I'm using has been butchered and the hole somebody made is too big, I filled
in the gaps with black electrical tape.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:29 AM
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Looks great ctubutis. Thanks for the info.
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They changed the radios from Knob and shaft mount type to early din type mid year 1984.

You will also need the bezel from a din type radio obviously.

The factory radios in the F-600/F-900 all the way to 1999 will fit in these trucks due to the dash being the same. You need to take the brackets with you as well. Not sure how you would work the bezel though.

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Hey 81 Explorer, what year did they go from the rubber to the plastic connectors? If he has an early 81, wouldn't it have the rubber connectors?
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Correct. 1982 was the change year for the connectors.

1981 and older are rubber, 1982 and newer are plastic. These are pretty straight forward to swap though.

This goes for cars and trucks.

They used the same radio in a lot of Ford Cars as far back as the early 70's..
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I would like to know where I could get an instrument bezel like that the one posted here. It is nice
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I would like to know where I could get an instrument bezel like that the one posted here. It is nice
Before I even saw this comment I figured that I would find some on ebay, to see what they looked like. Granted they're both a tad pricy, they're in excellent condition.

Instrument Cluster: 80 86 Ford Truck F150 F250 F350 XLT Bronco Woodgrain Dash Cluster Cover | eBay

Radio Bezel: 1980 81 82 83 84 85 86 Ford Ford F100 F250 F350 Radio Bezel Deluxe | eBay

The Radio bezel is a bit expensive though. Its NOS and $200
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Wood paneling (from a newbie)

I recently purchased a 1982 F-100 XLT Lariat. On the driver side, there is a lot of wear on the manual window crank panel. It looks as if something was screwed down incorrectly or one of the parts installed is wrong. There is not a problem with the passenger side. I assumed I could go out and buy a new panel once I figured out why it is rubbing. From what you guys are saying, this is not as easy as it sounds.

Also, most folks I've talked recommended LMC for replacement parts. Good idea? Thanks.
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Before I even saw this comment I figured that I would find some on ebay, to see what they looked like. Granted they're both a tad pricy, they're in excellent condition.

Instrument Cluster: 80 86 Ford Truck F150 F250 F350 XLT Bronco Woodgrain Dash Cluster Cover | eBay

Radio Bezel: 1980 81 82 83 84 85 86 Ford Ford F100 F250 F350 Radio Bezel Deluxe | eBay
Wow... $200 for an NOS piece... Really isn't that bad if you're looking for one for your restored show truck. I've spent probably a grand acquiring good condition original interior trim for my truck. Some of the stuff is just not made, and when it is, it's cheaply done.

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I recently purchased a 1982 F-100 XLT Lariat. On the driver side, there is a lot of wear on the manual window crank panel. It looks as if something was screwed down incorrectly or one of the parts installed is wrong. There is not a problem with the passenger side. I assumed I could go out and buy a new panel once I figured out why it is rubbing. From what you guys are saying, this is not as easy as it sounds.

Also, most folks I've talked recommended LMC for replacement parts. Good idea? Thanks.
Dennis Carpenter and NPD sell a lot of what looks to be higher quality stuff for these trucks then LMC. Most of that stuff is Chinese I think. I've never been let down ordering from Dennis Carpenter... Expensive, but worth every penny if the pennies are there.

I do not believe the door panels are reproduced in any form at this time. I may have a better set for you though, I'll take a look when I go out to the parts cache. How bad are yours?
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Wow... $200 for an NOS piece... Really isn't that bad if you're looking for one for your restored show truck. I've spent probably a grand acquiring good condition original interior trim for my truck. Some of the stuff is just not made, and when it is, it's cheaply done.



Dennis Carpenter and NPD sell a lot of what looks to be higher quality stuff for these trucks then LMC. Most of that stuff is Chinese I think. I've never been let down ordering from Dennis Carpenter... Expensive, but worth every penny if the pennies are there.

I do not believe the door panels are reproduced in any form at this time. I may have a better set for you though, I'll take a look when I go out to the parts cache. How bad are yours?
Thanks fiftyfordfloored. I'll take a quick pic and post.
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Pictures of door panels (interior)

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I hope these posted correctly. This is not as easy as it should be. IF you can see the pics, the driver side is rubbing the panel pretty good. The passenger side seems to just be rubbing around the center spoke. Maybe this can be buffed out somehow.
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I don't think that's going to buff out. Looks like it's eaten through to the photo-wood. Let me grab a picture of the set I have.
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Mine are similar..........a previous owner installed new speakers that pushed the door panels outward slightly, causing the scratching.
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These are the ones I have... Not scratched to bad, but they are sunken a bit in the middle, and the mounting tabs... well some of them are still there but they break off easily, so you'd most likely have to glue them on your door panels.

If you want them you're welcome to them, just cover the shipping.
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