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post #1 of 11 Old 02-03-2013, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Radio Install

I'm new to the Jeep world and this forum. I recently bought a '84 CJ7 (which I will post pics and info on later) that I am trying to install a Retrosound radio (the model one) in the dash.
Here are the problems that I'm running into.
1. Where did you mount\secure the mounting bracket to?
2. The chrome faceplate just slides on and off the radio, how did you secure this on? Superglue?
3. The chrome knobs that were sent are too wide and hit the faceplate, what did you do here?

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-03-2013, 08:56 AM
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If I recall correctly, the face plate snapped on, or was very snug fit. It didn't cause me any problems.

The rest of the install was pretty basic.

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post #3 of 11 Old 02-03-2013, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Matt, i was hoping you'd reply, I saw your previous posts on this radio.
Its not a snug fit, it slides on and off.
Did you use those side brackets to mount the bezels? When I try to use them they hit screw posts (one for the speaker and one for the speedo)
What did you do for actually mounting the radio? I cant find anything to secure it to.
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I trimmed the side brackets to fit.

Those and the bottom bracket support the radio nicely.

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post #5 of 11 Old 02-03-2013, 09:44 AM
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I just got this kit for Christmas!!
I called Crutchfield and immediately had them send other knobs.. The ones in the kit looked ridiculous! I ended up getting the knobs from a volkswagon. The stereo face fits most applications and the removable knobs worked great. I just had to modify my dash a little and use the VW faceplate to cover them. I will go snap a pic now!

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I used the side brackets only, with the lightweight stereo, they offered plenty of support! I did have to modify the drivers side bracket because it hit a bend in the back of the dash. All in all, I like the system. When we are out wheelin, I just plug my phone into the front aux jack and we listen to it all day.
If you go to Crutchfield.com you can look at all the different knobs and faceplates available, they offer a bunch and I am sure you will find one that suits you!!
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-04-2013, 07:28 AM
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I had the same problem with rear support. Used a thin metal strap screwed above the rear if the radio.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-04-2013, 04:35 PM
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Even the factory radios have a rear support that needs installed. Fabricate your own with some heavy sheet metal and a few bends.


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Agree with Keith.

I used the metal strap that came with the radio.

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post #10 of 11 Old 02-04-2013, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Keith, that's what I was looking for.
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post #11 of 11 Old 02-04-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Matt, that's what\how I was planning to do with the strap that came with it.
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