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« on: September 21, 2013, 11:13:08 PM »

My question is: Is there a reliable person to send an original '69 am/fm radio to for repair?
The tuning knob shaft has a little bend in it and the tuning needle sticks.
I did a search and everything on radios is somewhat old.
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 08:17:28 PM »

Found this thread on Nasty Z. Haven't had any radio work done myself but here's a place to start.  http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2868749
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 10:04:47 AM »

I've had two radios restored by this guy:

Joe Vijil
1833 C Street
La Verne, CA 91750
Phone 626 264-7233
perfectradio@roadrunner.com

First radio was for my Chevelle - basic AM.
The other is an AM FM Mono for my Camaro.

I've been extremely satisfied by the quality of his restorations and attention to detail.

I'll post some before - after pics after I upload them to Photobucket.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 10:36:59 AM »

Here's some before:







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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 10:39:43 AM »

After restoration (Completed March of 2013):









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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 09:00:36 PM »

Hans L, so is your radio dated February 3RD 1968?? ... Danny
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 11:30:05 PM »

Hans L, so is your radio dated February 3RD 1968?? ... Danny

I have no idea where there is a date code on the radio. Curious where it is.

Per the Chevelle Radio Tech site, http://www.chevelles.com/radiotech/69_72tags.html  it decodes as a '69 AM FM and is correct for a Camaro, if I interpet their decoding correctly.   I have not been able to find a site or place that tells where the date code is.  Clearly the ID tag on the restored version is a reproduction tag.   

From the Chevelle Site:

"Example: the correct model number for a 1969 Chevelle AM/FM pushbutton radio is: 91BFP1.



Using the decoding information from above, you might be confused by the "B" in the model number since "B" indicates "B-body" or in other words, a full-sized Chevy. So why is it correct for a Chevelle or mid-size "A-body" ?

The answer is some of the same audio equipment was shared among different Chevrolet vehicle lines. A full-size (or B-body) Chevy such as a 1969 Impala shared the same AM/FM mono radio with such vehicles as the Camaro and the Chevelle. To keep things simple and costs down, B-body radios such as the AM/FMs were often installed in other vehicles. "B" can also be thought of as the "default" radio to be installed when a vehicle line did not have its very own line of radios. In fact, many Chevrolet vehicles "borrowed" B-body audio equipment at different times in production."

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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 06:20:11 AM »

Hans, I am amazed how nice the radio turned out. Looks perfect. George
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 10:34:10 AM »

Hans, I am amazed how nice the radio turned out. Looks perfect. George

Thanks George!   Can't wait for the day the car is done and I can listen to some tunes getting drowned out by the 302 revving up!
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2013, 11:28:30 AM »

Hans, I am amazed how nice the radio turned out. Looks perfect. George

Thanks George!   Can't wait for the day the car is done and I can listen to some tunes getting drowned out by the 302 revving up!

Sounds like a likely session with Springsteen's Born to Run playing just before the holeshot is sprung.  Wink

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 12:23:43 PM »

No offense to Springsteen, but more than likely it would be THIS or THIS ONE.
Son, you're in a heap of trouble playing that loud music!  Cool
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2013, 12:46:49 PM »

We should have a contest..  so who can drive the MOST miles during that 17 m 03s version of InnaGaddaVida..  *G*
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2013, 01:40:44 PM »

We should have a contest..  so who can drive the MOST miles during that 17 m 03s version of InnaGaddaVida..  *G*


Stoned or?  Cool

If I look hard enough I may be able to find my beads, old hash pipe and dayglow posters  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2013, 06:26:36 PM »

No offense to Springsteen, but more than likely it would be THIS or THIS ONE.
Son, you're in a heap of trouble playing that loud music!  Cool



X2 on either one of those songs. I would also like to add, Black Sabbath from the Black Sabbath album, the one with the witch in front of the old building on the cover.

My favorite poster...the one with all the panes showing the guy with his head in his hands and each pane shows his head melting down to nothing. I'm thinking there was something printed on the poster but for the life of me I can't remember.

Anybody here ever have American flag pants? I found a picture of me wearing mine. I'll have to dig it out and post it. I think it was even 1969 too.
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2013, 09:33:30 PM »

No offense to Springsteen, but more than likely it would be THIS or THIS ONE.
Son, you're in a heap of trouble playing that loud music!  Cool

....Anybody here ever have American flag pants? I found a picture of me wearing mine. I'll have to dig it out and post it. I think it was even 1969 too.

Please don't!!  Smiley     Those days are best left WAAAY behind us..  *L*
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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2013, 10:11:23 PM »

Hans L, so is your radio dated February 3RD 1968?? ... Danny

I have no idea where there is a date code on the radio. Curious where it is.

Per the Chevelle Radio Tech site, http://www.chevelles.com/radiotech/69_72tags.html  it decodes as a '69 AM FM and is correct for a Camaro, if I interpet their decoding correctly.   I have not been able to find a site or place that tells where the date code is.  Clearly the ID tag on the restored version is a reproduction tag.   

From the Chevelle Site:

"Example: the correct model number for a 1969 Chevelle AM/FM pushbutton radio is: 91BFP1.



Using the decoding information from above, you might be confused by the "B" in the model number since "B" indicates "B-body" or in other words, a full-sized Chevy. So why is it correct for a Chevelle or mid-size "A-body" ?

The answer is some of the same audio equipment was shared among different Chevrolet vehicle lines. A full-size (or B-body) Chevy such as a 1969 Impala shared the same AM/FM mono radio with such vehicles as the Camaro and the Chevelle. To keep things simple and costs down, B-body radios such as the AM/FMs were often installed in other vehicles. "B" can also be thought of as the "default" radio to be installed when a vehicle line did not have its very own line of radios. In fact, many Chevrolet vehicles "borrowed" B-body audio equipment at different times in production."

Hans L.   What did this guy charge you for the radio resto job???    Don
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2013, 11:17:13 AM »

What did this guy charge you for the radio resto job???    Don

It was very reasonable - in the $200 range.  I can't remember the exact amount.   Feel free to contact him and he'll provide a quote range over the phone.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2013, 10:56:48 PM »

For radio repair I have used Downtown Radio in Charlotte NC. Do great work but they don't restore radios like Hans guy does.
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