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Mobile install suggestions

Post by BigRed2294 » Sunday, 23 February 2014, 19:31 PM

I need some suggestions on a small radio to install in my blazer in the place of the tape player. I already have a cobra 29 and galaxy 949 but i need something smaller. the opening is 2 inches high by 6 inches wide. any suggestions will help. thanks.




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Re: Mobile install suggestions

Post by 231 » Sunday, 23 February 2014, 22:05 PM

Nothing wrong with the compact CB's out there on the market. I'm a fan of the Uniden Pro510xl and Pro520xl myself. I have a couple of the 510's...one I bought back in '94 and it still works great to this day. They are a hard value to beat at just over $40 brand new. Heck, they have darn near 100% audio right out of the box. Not sure if that's the info' you were after or not?
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Re: Mobile install suggestions

Post by BigRed2294 » Monday, 24 February 2014, 4:31 AM

231 wrote:Nothing wrong with the compact CB's out there on the market. I'm a fan of the Uniden Pro510xl and Pro520xl myself. I have a couple of the 510's...one I bought back in '94 and it still works great to this day. They are a hard value to beat at just over $40 brand new. Heck, they have darn near 100% audio right out of the box. Not sure if that's the info' you were after or not?
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If you dont mind could you measure the face of the 510 for me? All the measurements online are of the top of it.



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Re: Mobile install suggestions

Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 24 February 2014, 6:04 AM

The New Uniden 680 is not a bad radio...It's (L x W x H): 6.25 x 6.2 x 2.4...

I installed one of these one time in the dash of my Toyota Tacoma in-place of where the little cubby-hole tray thing was at under the stereo.


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Re: Mobile install suggestions

Post by BigRed2294 » Monday, 24 February 2014, 8:17 AM

jessejamesdallas wrote:The New Uniden 680 is not a bad radio...It's (L x W x H): 6.25 x 6.2 x 2.4...

I installed one of these one time in the dash of my Toyota Tacoma in-place of where the little cubby-hole tray thing was at under the stereo.
That wont fit in the space i have though




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Re: Mobile install suggestions

Post by 'Doc » Monday, 24 February 2014, 12:28 PM

Can you make that "space I have" larger? Most of the exterior moldings in newer cars are plastic and can be replaced.
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Re: Mobile install suggestions

Post by sonoma » Monday, 24 February 2014, 19:04 PM

the 510xl is 2 in high, 7 in deep and 5 in wide.



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Re: Mobile install suggestions

Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 24 February 2014, 22:01 PM

BigRed2294 wrote:
jessejamesdallas wrote:The New Uniden 680 is not a bad radio...It's (L x W x H): 6.25 x 6.2 x 2.4...

I installed one of these one time in the dash of my Toyota Tacoma in-place of where the little cubby-hole tray thing was at under the stereo.
That wont fit in the space i have though
That's what drills, jig-saw's, and dremel tools are made for!

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Re: Mobile install suggestions

Post by Grinder74 » Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 5:46 AM

You forgot sawzall


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Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 6:16 AM

Yes the Dremel4000 is I believe the best tool I have ever bought, the flex shaft lets you get into some tight areas the cut. That whole pocket area in your Blazer could be cut out to fit a 7" wide radio there and have enough plastic left to give it that custom install look.

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Re: Mobile install suggestions

Post by BigRed2294 » Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 10:29 AM

Do you think i could get a cobra 25 to fit in there?

February 27th, 2014, 10:01 pm
MDYoungblood wrote:Yes the Dremel4000 is I believe the best tool I have ever bought, the flex shaft lets you get into some tight areas the cut. That whole pocket area in your Blazer could be cut out to fit a 7" wide radio there and have enough plastic left to give it that custom install look.

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Re: Mobile install suggestions

Post by MDYoungblood » Saturday, 01 March 2014, 18:28 PM

A Cobra 25 LTD or GTL is about 6 & 1/4 inches wide, I believe there is enough plastic on the sides to remove and get it to fit quite snugly.
If you have a local auto recycler, see if you piece you need to cut and save the original for when you sell the Blazer.

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