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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2006, 11:28:01 AM »

Phil,

There's also a casting number on the face of the bezel (under the trim plate), but I don't know if the Camaro and Firebird use the same plate or not. The P/N is 7305954, but I don't think the casting number is the same. From some of the pictures I can make out the last 3 numbers of "474" (can't read the first 4 numbers).

mr396, yes, we are neighbors! We'll have to get together some time.

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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2006, 11:33:39 AM »

Thanks, Ed.  I can probaly talk him into taking the face plate off even before the show.  At least then, he will know.
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2006, 10:45:59 AM »

Would the tinted glass for Camaro and clear glass for Firebird apply for the AM model also?
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2006, 12:17:03 PM »

Yes, I believe so. Therefore if someone has a 67 or 68 Camaro AM AND a 67 or 68 Firebird AM, you can help.

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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2006, 09:03:20 AM »

Well, my part of this little mystery seems solved.  Judging by the clear glass it must be from a Firebird.  Looking closely at the faceplate and knobs, you can see little swirl marks, which I'm guessing came from something like a jewelers cloth.  That would explain how "new" it looks.  (But since we have no history on the car, there's no real way to know.) Can't get good enough detail in a picture to really show the swirls.  He says we'll pull the faceplate after the show.
I appreciate the help.  Now, if I can find anything that looks half that good...
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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2006, 10:54:24 AM »

I have several 67 and 68 Camaro AM radios that I can look at but no Firebird. The 68 AM-FM is a hard radio to find. I looked for 10 years before I found one at Pomona and that was several years ago. I'm about an hour away from Murietta.
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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2006, 11:33:55 PM »

Marty,

Are the lenses of the 67/68 Camaro AM radios tinted or not? (By the way, I still owe you that Muncie Reverse Rod you asked for!!! Someday I'll get it to you!)

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« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2006, 05:06:01 PM »

Soooooo, now that I know what to look for.  What do you guys think an AM or AM/FM is worth?  I see them on Ebay, but you can't really tell what shape they are in.  So next week in Charlotte, what should I pay?  I've gotten emails from three others besides myself asking me to look...

Marty, are any of those "several" sitting on a shelf?
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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2006, 05:13:03 PM »

Phil,

AM's usually range from less then $20.00 for junk all the way up to $200.00 or more for excellent examples. AM/FM's run from $300.00 for junk, up to greater than $800.00 for excellent examples. It all depends on how much you're willing to pay, and for what kind of condition.

Add me to the list of the millions of folks looking for a 68 AM/FM...

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« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2006, 05:32:23 PM »

Ed,

Thanks for the "frame of reference" on the radios.

I'm thinking seriously about finding an AM that looks good, even if it doesn't play, for juding purposes.  I understand from a previous post that some of the hideaway radio/CD players are pretty good.  Don't play the radio now that much.  I'd rather listen to the car and the road.

You're on the list...
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« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2006, 06:41:30 PM »

you may want check these guys out http://www.originalcarradios.com/
I've never talked to them.But I thought I'd give you the info anyway.

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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2006, 07:07:09 AM »

Thanks Sebastien.  Their prices seem to be right in the middle of the range that Ed provided.  That at least gives me a good starting point.  You guys have been really helpful!  Thanks again!
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« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2006, 08:03:15 PM »

This is not going to come as a big surprise... But no, I didn't find original radios cheap at Charlotte this weekend.  Although I did find a few misrepresented, thanks to you guys!

As to the question of repo. original radios.  The rep for Antique Automobile Radios said "Not yet, but we're getting there."  These guys are offering an original radio look with brand new "insides".  They are up to about 64 on the repo.  But the ones I saw looked pretty good.  Price is still high --$450 to $700, but considering the price of an quality original, I suppose it's in the ballpark.  Anyway, here's their site:
http://www.antiqueautomobileradio.com/
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