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1900Mark Mark Senter
Troy, OH, USA   USA
Car did not have a radio in it so I am looking at adding one to r
Car. DOES anybody have the dimensions as to what size radio will fit?

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gmcfry Gerald McFry
Rome, GA, USA   USA
Any Single DIN radio should fit unless something about it makes it longer that it should be!

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sliproc Kevin Quistberg E
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
Mark,

I still have the original radio that came with my car, dimensions as follows; depth from faceplate 6", width 7", height 1 3/4". Generally the new units are smaller so finding one that fits shouldn't be to big a problem.

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1900Mark Mark Senter
Troy, OH, USA   USA
Thanks for info.

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1900Mark Mark Senter
Troy, OH, USA   USA
Thanks for the dimensions. It will be good to get a radio into it.

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Bergie Bob Berg
Tarpon Springs, FL, USA   USA
Try crutchfield ...

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Darth V8R Vance Navarrette
Beaverton, OR, USA   USA
1980 Triumph TR7 Drophead "The Great Pumpkin"
1980 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
In reply to # 1598372 by 1900Mark Thanks for the dimensions. It will be good to get a radio into it.

Mark:

There are a couple of different DIN specifications. There is the single stack and the double stack (as the name implies, one is twice as tall as the other, but the same width.). You want the single height DIN chassis. GM uses a double stack DIN chassis on most of their radios, for example.

There is also a short single stack, which is the style I recommend. The full length single stack is what you get when you buy a radio with a CD player built in. It is perhaps 1/4" too long to fit neatly into the center console. This is what I have in the TR8, so it pokes out of the center stack a tiny bit and looks unfinished to my eye.

In the TR7 sprint, I used a DIN chassis without a CD player which is shorter by about 1/3 than the units with CD players. It fits very neatly, although I did need to take 1/8" off of each end of the trim ring (not the radio, rather then trim ring, or 'escutcheon' as the Brits call it.) The newer DIN radios without the CD player are a bit less expensive, and come with USB ports, which you can use to store all your CDs on anyway so no loss there. They fit and look very professional. USB thumb drives are dirt cheap and will store hundreds of CDs, so it is a much better way to go than getting a CD player, IMHO.

Vance



1980 Platinum Metallic TR8, frame off restoration, complete.
1980 Vermilion TR7 Sprint replica, in progress.

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1900Mark Mark Senter
Troy, OH, USA   USA
Vance and Everyone,

Thanks for the help, should beable to get the right radio fit know.

Mark

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Pat.L Silver Member Patrick Ledford
New Wilmington, PA, USA   USA
In reply to # 1598076 by 1900Mark Car did not have a radio in it so I am looking at adding one to r
Car. DOES anybody have the dimensions as to what size radio will fit?

Make a radio delete and insert gauges. Engine sound sis more soothing.



Patrick
1980 TR8 DHC TPVDV8AT209637
1957 TR-3 Under restoration TS20462LO
Western Pennsylvania Triumph Association
TWOA

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