The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > General Truck Forums > Truck Audio

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2018, 06:30 PM   #1
GSP7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Promisedland
Posts: 401
Need a new am fm radio/ player for my '81 k20

I had a 20 year old pioneer 3939 am fm cassette radio in my 1981, Finally crapped out

I still have the dash metal for the two knob holes intact , not saw out completely for a slide in stereo

I havent even shopped for car radios cassette or CD in many years

Can anyone recommend a inexpensive good unit. Are they all slide in no days or are two stud knob, still available to fit the original dash holes
__________________
'81 K20 Silverado ,

'99 Dodge Cummins 4x4
Pinstriping-Lettering-Specialty Painting
https://www.instagram.com/ricksspeedandcolor/
GSP7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2018, 06:53 PM   #2
GSP7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Promisedland
Posts: 401
Re: Need a new am fm radio/ player for my '81 k20

Any one have this?

https://www.classiccarstereos.com/19...o-usa-230.html

https://www.brotherstrucks.com/ECONO...tinfo/CS02300/
__________________
'81 K20 Silverado ,

'99 Dodge Cummins 4x4
Pinstriping-Lettering-Specialty Painting
https://www.instagram.com/ricksspeedandcolor/

Last edited by GSP7; 09-25-2018 at 07:03 PM.
GSP7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2018, 01:12 PM   #3
GSP7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Promisedland
Posts: 401
Re: Need a new am fm radio/ player for my '81 k20

I asked around and hear the above are Junk, Bad reviews

Any other recommendations?
__________________
'81 K20 Silverado ,

'99 Dodge Cummins 4x4
Pinstriping-Lettering-Specialty Painting
https://www.instagram.com/ricksspeedandcolor/
GSP7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2018, 03:14 PM   #4
GSP7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Promisedland
Posts: 401
Re: Need a new am fm radio/ player for my '81 k20

What about these Retro Sound Stereos?

https://www.retromanufacturing.com/


.
__________________
'81 K20 Silverado ,

'99 Dodge Cummins 4x4
Pinstriping-Lettering-Specialty Painting
https://www.instagram.com/ricksspeedandcolor/
GSP7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2018, 04:53 PM   #5
SilverMiner
Registered User
 
SilverMiner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 249
Re: Need a new am fm radio/ player for my '81 k20

Quote:
Originally Posted by GSP7 View Post
What about these Retro Sound Stereos?

https://www.retromanufacturing.com/
.
I bought a RetroSound Model 2 not quite three years ago and I've been very happy with it. I initially struggled with some alternator noise, but proper wiring and grounding seems to have solved the problem. The sound quality is good enough for me but I don't claim to be a stereophile. I'm not 100% pleased with the radio reception range, but I can't entirely blame RetroSound for that - I may only be a better antenna away from matching the original 1980 radio.

Oddly enough the one thing that pleases me most about the RetroSound are the period correct knobs I was able to get for it. I've had more than one person do a double take once they realize it is an aftermarket system.
__________________
1980 K10 Suburban Silverado, original 350 w/Qjet swapped to 406sb, TH350C swapped to TH400/205
SilverMiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2018, 11:28 PM   #6
BIGglaSS
Senior Member
 
BIGglaSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: ID
Posts: 488
Re: Need a new am fm radio/ player for my '81 k20

Retro gets solid reviews. I have one, but have not used it yet... If you decide to cut, Alpine, Pioneer, and Kenwood are solid.
__________________
My museum of good intentions: 1957 3100 BBW restomod -- 1981 swb -- 1970 442 W30
BIGglaSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2018, 12:02 PM   #7
michael bustamante
Senior Member
 
michael bustamante's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Albuquerque NM
Posts: 6,575
Re: Need a new am fm radio/ player for my '81 k20

if you want to keep it a 2 knobber, look for kenwood and alpine on e bay and ask if they can verify all 4 channels and display are working or any kind of warranty, like 30 days or something, if youre not running an amplifier look for one without aux inputs. itll be less expensive
__________________
1967custom
michael bustamante is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com