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    Hello together here in the forum,

    on my 61 T-Bird there is an am-radio mounted, the original one. Here in Germany they shut off am broadcasting.

    So i would replace that radio with a fm radio, wich are available on the market. I think that the only way to get to the radio is from the top of the dashboard. That means i have to take off the speaker grill, remove the speaker and take the radio from top out. Now if it is so i am afraid to touch that speaker grill, this item is more than 50 years old and can break easily and replacement grills are not available. Before i try i would like to know what is the correct way taking the grill safely out off the dashboard.

    Thanks for reply.

    W.H. Paul
    W.H.Paul
    with a friendly hello from good old europe.

  • #2
    Good Morning, Wolfgang! I think that when John ~ jopizz gets up and on the Forum in a bit, that he might be able to tell you how to do that... So look a little later in the day for any response he might post here. Or perhaps other Bulletbird owners have been down this road before and can tell you how to go about it without destroying that speaker grill.

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    • #3
      Yes, you do have to remove the radio from the speaker opening. It's been a few years since I've done one but I didn't have any issues with the grill breaking.

      John
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      • #4
        Hello,

        thanks for your feedback.

        Now in detail:

        is it the fixed by springs or clamps, and are these on all sides of the grill and you have to pull vertical, or are the fixing points only at one side and you have to turn it to one side to get it out?
        W.H.Paul
        with a friendly hello from good old europe.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by whpaul View Post
          Hello,

          thanks for your feedback.

          Now in detail:

          is it the fixed by springs or clamps, and are these on all sides of the grill and you have to pull vertical, or are the fixing points only at one side and you have to turn it to one side to get it out?
          If I remember correctly, You lift up on the front ( facing you ) to clear dash and then pull forward and the rear ( window side ) should slide out from the two tabs . Hope that helps .

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          • #6
            That's correct. There are two tabs at the front that pull up and the rear slides toward you.

            John


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            • #7
              Thank you for answering my questions.I will try, but not now, because our temperature is now about 10F.For the plastic it is better i try when we have 60 or better more.

              W.H.Paul
              W.H.Paul
              with a friendly hello from good old europe.

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              • #8
                Hello to the community,

                it took some time because first I was afraid to break something and I needed a solution for the problem with the radio.

                But now I have finished the conversion.With your help it was easy. And the point that I was afraid ( plastic grill will brake) was void. The speaker grill is metal.

                Old radio, new electronics and a new FM indicating dial. Works fine ,sounds good and looks original.

                https://www.pic-upload.de/view-36737...56781.jpg.html


                W.H.Paul
                with a friendly hello from good old europe.

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                • #9
                  Great looking job and glad it works well for ya!

                  Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
                  The Terminator..... VTCI #11178
                  Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or Call (Cell) 210-875-1411

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