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what's the company that does the radio conversions?

Post by onsight512 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:31 pm

They take a stock radio and 'modernize' it. They're somewhere in Southern California if memory serves.

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Re: what's the company that does the radio conversions?

Post by bakerjf » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:14 pm

Take a look at this product as a possible alternative. I bought it several years ago and love it. Stream Pandora from my phone, through the original AM radio, and out the speaker. Keeps things “period.” Plus, FM radio is pretty terrible these days.

https://redirad.com/
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Re: what's the company that does the radio conversions?

Post by greydog » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:44 am

Google radio conversion.
Lots of choices.
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Re: what's the company that does the radio conversions?

Post by Solex68 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:17 am

I think you are looking for:
Hot Rod Electrical in Laguna Hills, CA.
Jeff Huntoon hotrodelectrical@msn.com He did many of the roadster radios conversions. You keep you stock radio body but the internals are hi-tech.
Pricey but an awesome conversion.
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Re: what's the company that does the radio conversions?

Post by nismou20 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:31 am

RetroSound maybe.

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Re: what's the company that does the radio conversions?

Post by devo » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:32 am

I used RetroRadio. They did a nice job.

https://retroradio.biz

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Re: what's the company that does the radio conversions?

Post by Solex68 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:02 am

I used a RetroSound and it was OK but not overwhelming ;) It also had a digital display so it wasn't retro enough.

Currently, I am running a gutted a stock radio that I put my own blue tooth in. It can only play and amplify what is on my cell phone. I need to find my documentation on how I did it as it was done a couple of years ago and I bet I could make it better with newer technology. I do run a small amp where the original speaker box was located and I put a small powerful detachable speaker behind the seats.

Then I programed the radio push in buttons to:
Increase Volume
Decrease Volume
Skip forward
Skip Backward
Play

There is a different color LED inside the radio for each button pressed. I did this so you get feedback that the radio senses you're pressing the button. This is because changing the volume can take a couple of seconds to change. I wanted feedback that the radio got my request.
The best part is the radio is completely stock externally but has Bluetooth. It can't compete with a $400 conversion that other do but the price was right and it was a fun exercise.
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Re: what's the company that does the radio conversions?

Post by onsight512 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:50 pm

Solex68 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:17 am
I think you are looking for:
Hot Rod Electrical in Laguna Hills, CA.
Jeff Huntoon hotrodelectrical@msn.com He did many of the roadster radios conversions. You keep you stock radio body but the internals are hi-tech.
Pricey but an awesome conversion.

That's the one. Thanks!