Modern Music For Early Mustangs
Scratchy Speakers and Limited Choices Go Away
Story Kevin Harper - Images Mike Horne - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM
Is there really a compelling reason to leave the old radio in place, other than originality points in a judged show?
We’d heard so much said about “the quality of life” that it’s become just second nature to want to improve upon something. The owners of older cars have a respect for beauty and, to some degree, tradition.
Still, changing the cars from manual to power steering is commonplace. Jerking a tired engine to be replaced by a modern crate has been done time and time again. Is there really a compelling reason to leave the old radio in place, other than originality points in a judged show?
The folks at Classic Creations of Central Florida had a customer’s ’68 Mustang in the shop. There was no concern from this customer, stationed overseas serving our country at the time the Mustang was getting a facelift, about points. The directive was to take it and make it the best it could be. For the musical sounds that will be competing with the engine noise, that meant we’d have to up the ante.
Calls to Ken Harrison and CJ Pony Parts got our situation rectified in short order. We knew this would be a good source for all of the audio components and kick panels that it would take to get the job done right. The new Sony Xplod would include a CD player, not something you could get from the factory in 1968.
Our timing was right and you may not be as lucky when you go to install your own unit. All of the seating and carpeting had been removed for other work. It gave us plenty of room to get inside and do what we had to do. Let’s get started before Merv decides to put an interior back in place.
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