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Old 04-04-2010, 02:54 PM
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classic radio pushbutton look with fm?

In my 69 f100 ranger I have some pos radio from the 80's.

I would love to get an original radio with the push buttons but I have noticed that they are only AM. I really like the old-school push button look, but I would like to be able to hook in an ipod jack through a hardwired fm modulator but to do that I would need a FM radio.

Does anyone know if there are FM versions of the push button radios on this truck or if there are in later models? I checked LMC and they have modern radios which fit the hole but thats not really what I was looking for.
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:19 PM
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In my 69 f100 ranger I have some pos radio from the 80's.

I would love to get an original radio with the push buttons but I have noticed that they are only AM. I really like the old-school push button look, but I would like to be able to hook in an ipod jack through a hardwired fm modulator but to do that I would need a FM radio.

Does anyone know if there are FM versions of the push button radios on this truck or if there are in later models? I checked LMC and they have modern radios which fit the hole but thats not really what I was looking for.
Ford offered an AM/FM (monaural) radio in 1971/72 F100/350's, but these are very hard to find. This radio will also fit 1968/69's.

1973 and later F100/350 AM/FM radio's will not fit into the dash properly...if at all. No other radio from any other Ford car/truck/Bronco/Econoline...whatever...will fit.

Hemmings Motor News (hemmings.com) in the Services Offered section has ppl advertising that they can take older radios, install FM, a cassette, or CD players in them.

The modified radio will have the same dimensions, so back into the dash it will go...without any modifications.

Ford also offered an 8 track stereo tape player for these trucks. The same one was also offered for passenger cars like Mustangs, Torino's and etc. It fit into a box that bolted to the bottom of the dash.

The speakers and speaker grilles with the tape player or AM/FM radio are identical to what was used in 1969/70 Mustang/Cougars.
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:52 PM
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Try here

Antique Automobile Radio, modern stereo for vintage cars also www.vintageautoradio.com

Both of those look good and there are other places too, just google search old car radio fm.
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LMC has upgrade radios in their catalog, but not cheap.
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there is an am modulator that allows ipod and satilite radios to work with origional am radios.

RediRad Classic Car AM radio adapter- MP3/Satellite Radio to AM band

or there is
Mustang Radios
that one is for a 66 mustang (i see ND says origional 66 mustang radios will not fit. maybe with some modification...)

as well as other solutions...
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:46 AM
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Thanks for the replys everyone.

Unfortunatly since all those options run from "expensive" up to "a significant portion of the price I paid for my truck in the first place" I guess I will live with my pos 80s radios.
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I had a 1978 T-Bird with the radio in question.

Not sure if it will interchange but if you can find one cheap......
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