Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Island Lake, IL
Well, I have wrestled with the CD player problem (adding it to the car without cutting the dash), and have this idea. I should add I am not a fan of CD changers. A single in-dash unit is addequate for me.
I plan on making a copy of the '69 8-track option, where the CD head unit is mounted to the console between the two front seats (as an arm rest). With the remotes they have today, you don't have to point them right at the unit, so changing tracks or volume is no problem. And with the newer "smooth face" units, you wont even see the controls when the car is off. All that will be visible is the original AM unit in the dash (OK, OK, an original 8-track car would have had an FM....). I hope I explained that OK. Most will think it is the original 8-track.
To make it really slick, a false face could be made with the 8-track knobs. I'm not going that far, though.
Just my idea.
'69 RS/SS 502