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Old 01-21-2012, 03:51 AM   #1
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Adding an AM/FM Decal

I recently acquired an early model van AM/FM radio. It has the Delco inscribed on the lens, which made me think it was an original truck radio. I later found out that it wasn't. The letting on the dial drum was white and a different font. I purchased some reproduction truck AM/FM drum decals to install. However, I could not find any write-up for installing any. So, being the do-it-your-selfer, I decided to do my own write-up.

So, here it goes...


1. Remove the 5 sheet metal screws on the top of the radio.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:52 AM   #2
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2. Remove the top cover. Be careful not too pull to hard so you don't damage the radio light connection at the circuit board.
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3. Remove the light bulb from the light housing. Then unclip the light housing from the top radio plate. This will allow you access into the radio to unscrew the two sheet metal screws that fasten the dial drum housing (see step #5).
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4. Next, remove the front face plate. Remove the flat nuts on the radio shafts. Then, remove the four sheet metal screws holding down the face plate, remove the plate.
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5. Looking down into the radio as it lays flat right side up, you will see two sheet metal screws-one on the left side, and one on the right side of the radio dial drum housing. Carefully remove each of these screws. You will need to move the radio station from one left, then to the right in orider to allow enough room to access the screws. Be careful not to let the screws fall into the radio. The sheet metal screw on the left has a skinny, flat piece of metal that rests on the dial indicator. Study its resting position before removing so you are confident when it comes time to reinstall the screws.
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6. From the front face of the radio, carefully remove the dial drum housing. BE CAREFUL as to NOT stress the dial adjustment string...remember, it's 40+ years old and likely to be on the brittle side. Also be careful not to scratch the orange paint on the back side of the indicator needle as you remove the dial drum housing.
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7. Clean the AM/FM drum with water and a Q-Tip. I did this step out of order. It will actually be easier to clean once you remove the dial drum from its housing.
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Re: Adding an AM/FM Decal

this is a nice thread. What is the small metal piece on the left side for? Sorry, just realized I should have waited until your steps where done to comment.
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8. Remove the dial drum from its housing: In order to do this without causing any damage, you will have to spin the dial inside of the housing until the little plastic tab on the right end of the plast drum lines up with the hole on the right side of the houseing (shown in this picture). Shift the drum so the little pin slips into the hole. This will allow you carefully lift the left side of the drum up and out of the housing. Be careful to study the position of the tension spring on the right side. Note the direction that it sits on the its pin.
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9. Next, you will need to prepare your decal. They are printed with a bit of extra black area that you will need to cut off to fit properly. Take some measurements off of your original dial and mark your decal for cutting. Once the decal is cut, remove the backing paper and carefull apply it to the drum. Be careful when applying it so you do not get any air bubbles.
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10. Once the decal is firmly in place, reverse the order of removal. Take your time. Be sure to remember when reinstalling the face plate that you line up the AM/FM switch lever with the indicator shaft so it will flip to AM/FM when you move the lever.

Once it's all back together, enjoy your new truck AM/FM radio

I hope this write-up helps.

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this is a nice thread. What is the small metal piece on the left side for? Sorry, just realized I should have waited until your steps where done to comment.
No problem, Brian. I am not sure what that piece of metal is for. It's either for tesion on the AM/FM switch so it is not sloppy, or to keep it from traveling too far in a given direction. I'm just guessing, though.
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Thanks for the great how-to and pictorial. Hope the moderators make it a sticky.
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Cool write up !!! Hope this helps with my radio. One day I looked down and the dial was just missing. I hope it is an easy fix. I bet it would be difficult to find parts.
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Thanks for sharing, you are very talented...I read your build thread too.
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Cool write up !!! Hope this helps with my radio. One day I looked down and the dial was just missing. I hope it is an easy fix. I bet it would be difficult to find parts.
I think your string broke and the drum rolled around to the backside
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I think your string broke and the drum rolled around to the backside
Is that an easy fix??? The radio worked fine but now I get nothing.
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Nice writeup! Recommended for FAQ!
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Thanks for the great how-to and pictorial. Hope the moderators make it a sticky.
My pleasure! I wanted a thread like this but could not find one...so I decided I'd make one for myself and others.

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Cool write up !!! Hope this helps with my radio. One day I looked down and the dial was just missing. I hope it is an easy fix. I bet it would be difficult to find parts.
Thanks, Jason. I talked to your dad a few nights ago about firewall grease pencil markings. I also think your string broke. The removal procedure that I have posted will give you access to where you need to go. You will need to get a very tough nylon type string to re-tie your dial. It will be a little bid tedious tying a small string, but very doable. I had to do that once.

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Awesome write up Richard a copy can now be found in the FAQ area http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=509765 Thanks!
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Awesome write up Richard a copy can now be found in the FAQ area http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=509765 Thanks!
Awsome! Thank you, Augie! I hope it serves as a useful thread for some of your board members.
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