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Finally the radio delete


A year or two ago I was fortunate enough to have Mark (cdnpont) being willing to give up the radio delete plate from his 65. It was something I wanted to do on my 66 from the day I bought it. The radio always seemed to be out of place in such a plain jane car. 

Now, my question. Since I was a GM dealer employee for 40 years, can I claim this as a dealer deleted accesory? Guys always have their documented cars with "dealer installed" options/accessories. biggrin

Thanks Mark, I'm real happy with how it looks.

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Looks good !

I have only ever seen one 1969 with a radio delete.

Almost bought the car just for that option.

Walked away because of the frame.

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It looks good Carl, but the dual USB outlet in the cigarette lighter looks a bit out of place

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Not really sure what you are asking about the radio. On the base model car the radio would have been an extra cost option, not a deleted option. There were dealers near me in he 70s that rarely ordered a radio in a new base model vehicle. The reasoning was they would install an aftermarket radio for a customer because it would probably be cheaper than the factory installed radio. On many vehicles to get a radio installed on the assembly line it would be part of an option bundle, not just the radio.

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That's my volt meter. The factory ammeter is an ornament, no power running to it.

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Now that I get a good look at your radio delete plate, I might have one of those. Or at least have seen one recently, I wasn't sure what year it was for.

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Here's the clock / heater / radio delete plates in my 70 Parisienne.

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The woodgrain mismatch of the heater control delete isn't as noticeable when the car is outside in natural light.



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seventy2plus2 wrote:

Now that I get a good look at your radio delete plate, I might have one of those. Or at least have seen one recently, I wasn't sure what year it was for.


 It would be the same for 65-66



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I'm glad you installed the delete plate Carl, it's a rare piece to be sure. 

I can get 3 stations in AM down here now that do classic music. So the AM radio isn't a total loss. Plus it looks nice in the dash.

 

 



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