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Old 12-02-2007, 03:37 PM
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AM/FM Cassette stereo

What was the first year the AM/FM Casstte stereo was offererd in our beloved Fords??

I have a AM/FM Cassette stereo that I took out of a 78 Ford van and the old fellow that owned it swore he bought new with that stereo in it. It looks like the normal Ford AM/FM stereos of that day.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:26 PM
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1980 something.

78 vans had 8-tracks

They were AM, AM/FM (Digital) in 78, FM 8-tracks


1979 Truck brochure. see bottom middle

http://www.tocmp.com/brochures/Ford-...e/FP79-18.html

No mention of cassette

Chances are the Van radio may not fit properly.
The chassis may have an offest carriage and ther truck needs a straight across carriage.


Cassettes came in 1981 I think.

I'll check my book.

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Old 12-02-2007, 05:27 PM
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EDIT:

NOTE:
Back then in the 70's they had a aftermarket unit where you insert the cassette tape into a 8-Track style cartridge then inserted that in the 8-track machine for playing cassettes.

If you wish to see a pic of 2 different designs I have 3 of them here to photograph.



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Old 12-02-2007, 07:11 PM
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I don't know. I have an original '79 brochure and it doesn't mention cassette player options. My truck had the AM/FM with digital clock. I switched it out with an aftermarket radio that has a cassette player.

A couple yrs ago, I stripped out a '77 truck that had a standard AM/FM radio and an after market cassette player system mounted under the dash.

I have seen a couple ebay auctions for original late 70s AM/FM Cassette radios from Ford trucks. I guess it is possible but weird that it isn't menntioned in the brochures.

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Old 12-02-2007, 07:21 PM
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as per my post above it verifies NO Cassette player or AM/FM Cassestte for 70's Trucks.

aftermarket Pioneer or Kenwood ?

Check my ad in the classifeds
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Where are you guys seeing the AM/FM digital? Thought the only digital radio was an AM only.
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