Securing Double Din Radio

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YungFlip43

n00b
Jul 16, 2018
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I have an 86 SS and I'm going to install a double din in the dash. Fitment is fine, but there is no dash install kit for it obviously. How is everyone securing their radio to the dash cavity?
 
pagrunt

pagrunt

Comic Book Super Hero
Sep 14, 2014
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Shelocta, Pa
#2
Unless you plan to remove the heater controls there isn't enough room top to bottom for a double din. The opening is just enough for a 1.5 din. You'll have to be creative to make it look clean & well fitted.
 
ssn696

ssn696

Comic Book Super Hero
Supporting Member
Jul 19, 2009
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New Mexico
#3
Echo the double DIN. The HVAC has all those vac hoses hangin out of it. I made a bracket out of aluminum to replace the stamped steel one, to fit a stacked DIN radio and 1/2 DIN equalizer/amp. About 30 years ago. Paint it black to hide any mistakes when cutting out the stock plastic radio plate.
 
JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

Master Mechanic
Jun 6, 2014
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Houston, TX.
#4
I was under the impression that once you filed down the steel bracing/frame, it was such a tight fit, you didn't need anything to hold it in place.
 

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