Music in nice on long trips but mostly I wanted to fill the hole in the console with something that would pass for a sound system w/o spending too much to get there.
The car came to me with a behemoth CD player that I assume was ‘professionally’ installed based on the amount of hasty hacking done to make it fit:
The radio mount was pretty cut up but I beat it into submission and painted with fresh wrinkle paint
For the head unit I found one that met my criteria… cheap, light, small and accepting Bluetooth and mass storage devices:
It weighs almost nothing as the insides are, well, almost nothing.
Speakers have to be slim so I went with some small self-enclosed ones:
I could have possibly gone one size up but deemed these ‘mostly likely to fit w/o a fight’. I made some mounting rings from a thin plastic cutting board:
A J-L thread on the subject of radio mounts in AC cars was invaluable (@MartinScherz and 3 guys named Bob) but I did one thing differently.
The car came to me with the shifter housing screwed down to the gearbox cover - seemed like a hack but it greatly simplified the R&R of the console plus it got the housing as low as possible to maximize room for the radio (a tight fit under the evaporator plenum).
I tried the correct way (housing attached to bottom side of the ski slope yoke) but in the end went back to directly mounting it on the tunnel.
Welsh BTW had a smokin’ price on the complete speaker ring and grille - $146 for a pair. Would have been hard to salvage the old ones.