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Hello everyone, Can anybody recommend a replacement radio for a 1969 Chevelle. I heard there are "updated" reproductions that can receive satellite and play cd's, but retain the original look. Any ideas? thank you.
 

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If you do a search either this forum or maybe restoration you can probably find several threads for radio rebuilds. I did same a few years ago and I think there are services that will basicly gut your original and update. There is one radio rebuilder that many recommended that I believe was totally against gutting and modernizing an original Delco but he would rebuild to factory specs. If memory serves me correctly he was somewhere in Tennesse area.
 

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Check with Ground UP. They offer a radio that looks just like a 69 but has an updated digital tuner. I don't know anyone who has purchased one so I don't know the quality.
 

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As an alternative, you can keep you nice original AM radio installed and then get a seperate FM converter. They are on E Bay for $100-$200. It won't give you stereo but you will get good, clean FM reception in mono. I wouldn't invest too much in converting a radio right now anyway because HD radio is coming and eventually the signals will be digital, just like TV next month.

Phil
 

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I was thinking about leaving my stock AM installed and hide an after market unit somehwere, glove box or under seat I dunno and just use the aftermarket stereo remote most of the time. Decisions decisions....
 

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