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I've just removed the old 80s stereo from my TR6 as part of a gearbox out job (That's another story!) 

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The old 80s radio cassette never worked properly and I've been given a, Panasonic 90s unused cd/radio

I know you can get retro units that the spindles will fit through existing holes but I notice from looking at the dash bracket support (photo attached) that somebody has already done some nasty cutting at some point in the cars 51 year life! 

Has anybody fitted a modern style stereo like mine? I think I need to purchase some sort of cradle for it to sit in and will have to cut the crash bracket some more (neatly this time!!) to make it fit.. I'd there enough room at the back for such a unit?? 

I know I won't use it much as I enjoy the sound of the engine but just a job I'd like to sort. 

 

Thanks for your help

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Yes it does fit .

Stuart.

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34 minutes ago, brenda said:

I know that is not your car Stuart but I would have to tidy up that wiring and those cable joints.

Mike redrose group 

Thought it was just me - that tie wrap not being snipped is grating against my inner OCD…

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1 hour ago, brenda said:

I know that is not your car Stuart but I would have to tidy up that wiring and those cable joints.

Mike redrose group 

Ha ha as stated thats a library picture taken just before I removed the entire loom and fitted a new one as it was a converted left hand drive car and they had extended all sorts of bits of the loom with the only colour they had (Red) and there was scotchlocs as well!

Stuart.

This is more pics of the same car before i took the snips to it.

 

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Another attempt at loading my photos of the components involved....1.jpg.9995b2e29bad685f8759c934517ecd02.jpg2.thumb.jpg.1ec703eedf422859556c2cc253574cea.jpg3.thumb.jpg.92199d551a5269e48c102b68eb03abea.jpg

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When I bought mine it already had a modern single DIN unit fitted so yes they can be made to fit. I quickly removed mine and put a cubby box in the space. Toying with fitting a Bluetooth amplifier somewhere discreet but you don't really have TR6 to listen to music?

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Simple fit.

All you have to do is enlarge the cut out in the H frame & wire in.

These days I wouldn’t fit a CD player. A head unit is less bulky and plays music from a memory chip/stick, DAB or Bluetooth.

 

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You could leave as is and fit a small bluetooth amp somewhere hidden away. Then use your phone as the head unit. I've done this in my stag. Works well. 

Tim

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On 8/15/2022 at 10:29 AM, RobRennie said:

Hi, I have successfully fitted a Double Din heat unit with Apple Car Play.

Obv the opening needs enlarging, but it does just fit in....

Pictures please

Gareth

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56 minutes ago, RobRennie said:

Hi Gareth,

Will do, the car is in at Revington's  right now -  this is one I took straight after fitting it - it is all much improved since then.

When it comes back, I'll take some more..

Cheers.

 

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Thanks, and yes I'd like to see the finished article, mine has been badly bodged so I'm considering the double Din to sort it out. 

Cheers

Gareth

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Long story short- it need cutting out from where the curve is at the bottom of the frame. 

At the top, it is cut off completely and a new flat piece welded onto it.

This was beyond my skills, I had a company down the road, Castle Engineering do it for me.

I then put, quite badly I am afraid, a leather cover I picked up from Ebay - I plan to look again at it in the winter.

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