The Low Hum of an AM Radio

Posted: October 2, 2010 in Uncategorized
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I decided I did not like the look of the Dash on the ’58 without an AM Radio.  It looks too bland.  So I have been looking for a nice original with the face plate & knobs.  I found one on Ebay.  It was from a ’58 Ford Fairlane 500 in Kansas, and cleaned up real nice.

The face plate is relatively pit free, and the chrome knobs are beautiful.  The white face is in great shape, and the dial still turns and functions.

The white dial pre-set knobs which are usually yellowed and brittle are in excellent shape and cleaned up beautifully.  I don’t plan on every making the radio function, as I will put a hidden modern Stereo/CD changer in.  I just want the dial face to light up when turned on, and when the dash lights are on.

The white radio knobs themselves have yellowed, but I have access to those new and are bright white and match the white ivory color of the pre-set buttons.  I bought it for a bargain price, so I am pretty pleased.

I am looking for the 1958 Dash Clock, with matching bezel, so don’t be surprised to see that added to the stockpile of parts over the coming winter.


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