I’m in the process of removing the fancy after market radio that the PO had installed and replacing it with a period correct looking radio from RestoSound. It is a push button model for appearance sake, but will have Satellite radio, Bluetooth, and iPhone connections.
Yesterday I had posted a question about the speaker rings/grills and I’m fairly certain that when the PO installed the after market radio, he also installed after market speakers and modified the radio bracket to accommodate them. Additionally, the bracket had been modified to work with the after market AC system that was installed.
I am happy with the AC system, but unhappy with the radio, somewhat unhappy with the speaker enclosures for not being factory looking. The real question is, should I toss this radio bracket, break out the credit card and buy a new unmolested one, insert my new radio into it, and figure out how to swap out the speakers for something that will fit in the factory round grills?
I’m open to suggestions and direction on speaker sizes that will fit in the factory grills. You will also notice that on my car, there is a cigarette lighter below the radio. None of the brackets that I’ve seen from the usual suspects seems to have a hole to support this. Was a lighter an optional accessory? I’m OK with ditching it because I don’t smoke, but it would be a handy 12v receptacle to charge a phone, etc.