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Unread 02-20-2002, 01:56 PM   #1
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Question CJ7 Radio

I am currently restoring my jeep and wanted to know what the width of the factory opening for the radio was? I ordered a factory dash plate from a local salvage yard and was told that to put a new radio in I would have to cut the dash plate because the factory opening was too small. Is this true? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 02-20-2002, 02:24 PM   #2
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Well I put a new cd player in my jeep and it fit pritty good and i dont think ther is much diff on years so i dont think you have anything to worry about.. I would just wait till you get your new dash then get the radio... Hope that helps..
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Unread 02-20-2002, 04:13 PM   #3
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This is true. CJs used the old-stlye radio with a little cut-out in the middle and two holes, one on each side, for the knob rods. Look for a dash "with radio cut-out" from an aftermarket company, you'll see what I mean.


Like this, but of course cut out on the top.

But cutting the dash for a modern radio is cake.
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Unread 02-20-2002, 07:35 PM   #4
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not if it's 2 ply stainlees!!!
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Unread 02-23-2002, 07:52 AM   #5
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Hey i had the old dash. I just got out my little moto tool and traced the cd players sleve and cut it out. I had a stainless cover over my dash. worked well
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Unread 02-27-2002, 05:27 PM   #6
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My 86 cj-7 just happens to have the radio removed. The hole measures 4.5" wide and 2" tall. The holes are 5.5" center to center. All things on a jeep not being equal, I would work with caution.
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