Radio install

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  1. hst76

    hst76 Farmall Cub

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    I have a Scout 800 I'm trying to put a radio in...but not in the stock spot-that would be way too easy and I like a challenge.

    Actually, the PO cut out all the louvers where the speaker used to be. So now I have a 7.5 x 4" hole in my dash...close to double din...but not quite. I am putting in a single din head unit and I want it to go back in that hole with, perhaps, a pocket under or over the radio. Of course, I want it to look nice, otherwise this task would be easy.

    I'd like to find a stock kit for some make of car that would give me the black plastic adapter with a prebuilt pocket. Unfortunately, unless I know a specific make/model of vehicle for the elusive adapter I am seeking, my searches are fruitless.

    Has anyone encountered this before? If so, what did you use?


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    hst76 Farmall Cub

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    I've seen something similar on a 95 Accord.
     
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    I might suggest taking the dash and welding in the hole and cutting out the exact size for the stereo you buy.
     
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    Thanks Mattd...I was actually trying to avoid that if possible. I think I found something, though.
     
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    Just got to walmart or similar retail store and look at the car audio section. They carry, in stock, many aftermarket radio install kits for various makes and models. I know Ford and most Jeep radios are double din, so they should work pretty well for you. They're relatively cheap, too. Try searching the web for say a 1998-2001, 2001-2004 explorer double din aftermarket radio install kit.
     
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    Sounds like a day at the junkyard is in order!
     
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