Early A dash question...

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  1. halfafish

    halfafish Damn those rabbits, and their holes! FABO Gold Member

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    I've been working at this for a while but haven't gotten much in the results department. I have a 66 Valiant but the radio hole was cut out for a DIN unit as shown.

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    I want to restore this to a shaft radio. The problem is, I have no idea what the original uncut dash should look like. Here is one that should be pretty close, it's a 65 Dart dash available locally on CL. Is this an original version, with that trapezoidal hole? And is this what a 66 looks like? If so I will grab this for some surgical repair. It is affordably priced so this would be cool if it fits the bill.

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    Second question, what did the original radio look like? I have seen many shaft radios but I can't figure out which one is the right one.

    Many thanks to all who have chimed in so far trying to solve this mystery.
     
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    • toolmanmike

      toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      May be @66340SEDAN wil chime in. He has a pair of 66 Valiants.
       
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      • Syleng1

        Syleng1 Karma is real and Life is short... FABO Gold Member

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        3E2C8FB4-51A8-4599-BE3E-1F2BAED5850C.jpeg CE6A7A09-B70B-4764-A41F-EADCF8FC5EB4.jpeg 66 Barracuda above all that helps.
         
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        • JDMopar

          JDMopar Well-Known Member

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          Isn't @memike car a 66 Valiant too. Maybe he will roll a picture of the hill.....lol.
           
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          • kursplat

            kursplat FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            • toolmanmike

              toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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              Yes, he has one as well.
               
            • memike

              memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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              If I can remember I will take a good picture of my 66 radio, here are a couple I found you can copy and zoom in on.

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