Radio Ga Ga: Give Your Radio Some Retro Style with Wood Grain Trim

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1983 Ford F-150 XL Radio Bezel

If your 1980-84 Ford truck’s radio is a bit naked, this ready-to-install piece is the right jacket for the job.

How is your summer Ford truck project coming along? Are you in need of a fresh set of wheels or that perfect engine block to move things forward? Then you should come over to the Ford Truck Enthusiasts Marketplace. We’ve got everything you could need, all from our forum members.

For example, if you happen to have a 1980-84 F-150 or another Ford of similar vintage, and your radio’s trim is tired, broken, or not there at all, then this lovely wood grain replacement could give your radio some much needed life.

1983 Ford F-150 XL Radio Bezel

“Very nice used piece removed from a 83 F150,” said forum member Wagonboy. “It is an UNCUT 1980-1984 style with wood grain and is for a clock. All of the attaching tabs and screw holes are intact. Will fit several years and models.”

The trim is in good condition, with a blemish on the chrome accent on the right side of the panel. You’ll likely need to pick up a couple of XL badges from our marketplace to place on your F-150 so everything matches, unless you’re skilled with an X-Acto knife and some putty and sandpaper to make everything all smooth.

1983 Ford F-150 XL Radio Bezel

The seller from the Nashville suburb of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee is asking just $35 for the intact bezel. And if you need a radio to go with that, check our marketplace first to see if any pop up before heading off to your local car audio store to obtain a retro-mod copy (or your nearest pick-a-part), if only to save on gas money and wear and tear on your daily or project Ford truck.

Come check out our Ford Truck Enthusiasts Marketplace today for this and more excellent deals!

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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