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Old 02-04-2017, 12:32 AM   #1
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Retro Sound Radio Install Help (1950 Chevy)

Have any of you installed the Retro Sound radio kit in a 1950 ish truck?

The instructions appear to be for a flat dash and not a curved dash like the 1950. I took everything out of the box and when I installed the side ear mount as they describe but once I slide the special face plate on and install the tuner and volume controls they do not come though the ear mounts/fave plate enough to go through the dash.

I could be missing a bracket or maybe I need to make a bracket but I figured I would check here first
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Old 02-04-2017, 12:52 AM   #2
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Re: Retro Sound Radio Install Help (1950 Chevy)

send it back, tell them you want one that actually fits.
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Old 02-06-2017, 04:26 AM   #3
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Re: Retro Sound Radio Install Help (1950 Chevy)

I just did an install in my 53 pickup.
The model 2 is the one I used, with the face plate
for the curved 53 dash.

I could not get the tuning shafts to stick thru correctly.
The face plate and mount brackets don't allow enough
adjustment for the holes in the face plate bracket to come
out at the correct angle. If you do keep the correct angle,
then they won't stick out enough. The holes in the face plate
aren't even the right angle! The little angle brackets they
supplied were supposed to be adjustable but I found them to
be a nightmare.

I trimmed off both sides of the face plate where the holes
are, and made my own rear L-bracket. It allowed the stems to stick
thru more than enough. I also just mounted the tuning head in
the dash. The rest I mounted behind the seat. This required buying
the 9 foot extension they sell.

Also, if you are using the chromed knobs, you may need to clean up
the inside bore where they slide onto the shafts. Mine were overfilled
with chrome and would not slide on easy. I used a tiny screw driver and
carefully scraped out the excess until they slid on snugly but gently.

Good luck!
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:18 PM   #4
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Re: Retro Sound Radio Install Help (1950 Chevy)

I used a Retro Sound too. I don't even remember installing it it went so easy and effortlessly.
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Old 02-06-2017, 03:03 PM   #5
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Re: Retro Sound Radio Install Help (1950 Chevy)

Thanks for the replies, I did get it installed. When I went down to the shop fresh, re-read the instructions I figured out that I was trying to use too many mounting holes in the mount to the radio. Because of the angle it could only us two of the 4 mounting point.

Thanks for the answers!
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:09 PM   #6
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I was just setting mine up with a trial install today. Initially I thought it wasn't going to fit either but I reset the side brackets with just one screw each and it's going to work fine.
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Patience, patience.
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