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    radio mounting plate

    Hi this is my first post here I have a 1955 tr3 I am in the process of a full off the frame restoration.
    I noticed the glove box hole had a plate in it bolted in and covered with upholstery so I pulled it off and took the upholstery off and found a square hole in it like for a radio now this car did have a radio at one time but not now.
    This plate is die cut and the mounting studs are the same as the Guage panel uses.
    This is not homemade also where the glove box door hinge screws go the holes are in the steel but the dash covering has never been punch through so screws have never been in and the dash covering is original.
    So far I can find no information on this as far as I know the only radio mount was under the dash on the tunnel I looked for screw hole in the tunnel and there in no holes so it didn't have a radio there.
    I would post photos but I don't know how to on this site.

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    Re: radio mounting plate

    Welcome! I was just going to ask for pics. Don't know of any other radio mounts then the under dash. To post a pic go to Go Advance button bottom right corner and it's pretty straight forward from there.

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    Re: radio mounting plate

    Early cars did have the option of a tube radio, with the control head mounted through the cubby box; a large square box of electronics mounted separately behind that, and a big speaker located in the RH side kick panel. This was before the tunnel mount, though I'm not certain of the change point offhand. The hole in the kick panel was also punched even on cars without the radio for quite a while.

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    Re: radio mounting plate

    Yep that's it!
    I kinda thought the was the case.
    This tr I tried to buy in 1973 I didn't even have a license yet fast forward 4 months ago some how she came back to me so I own it now but it hasn't aged well and I should have me head examined it's going to need to have about 60% of its body replace.
    Who ever bought this car new he ordered it with everything he could including the hard top it has never even had a soft top on it.
    Well I am going to start a page on its story and restoring soon.
    Sorry I still not see how to post photos and I have posted photos on many other sites so I have done it before I am just not seeing it here.

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    Re: radio mounting plate

    Quote Originally Posted by friar mike View Post
    Sorry I still not see how to post photos and I have posted photos on many other sites so I have done it before I am just not seeing it here.
    Look for this icon in the bar above the area where you type. On my screen, it's the 3rd from the right (YMMV). Clicking that should give you a pop-up window where you can choose either "From Computer" or "From URL". Choose "From Computer", then click the "Browse" button. Select your file, click "Open", then "Upload File(s)". The result will often be a thumbnail, but folks can click on that for a larger version (size is still limited, though).
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