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Double-Din Stereo in a 65?

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:01 PM   #1
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Has anyone put a double-din stereo in their 65? I was looking at putting one that has a 7" touchscreen that plays dvd's in mine, but I wanted to see if anyone has done it already so I can get some ideas. My dash is already cut for a single-din dvd player in it. Thanks for any responses or pics!
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:47 PM   #2
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Something that big is better to mount under the dash or in a console down there.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:05 PM   #3
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I think it is going to be hard to find a double-din Dvd player in a 65. I was thinking of adding a flip out screen but I"m afraid of someone seeing it in there or knowing about it and stealing it. I'm thinking its going to be more expensive to replace a window that a dvd player so I decided not to. If you go decide to add the double-din post some pictures I would like to see how it looks and how you did it. Good luck with you project. I think someone added a flip out but it was on a 67 if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:23 PM   #4
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Evil eleanor has one in his car but its in the console tho.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:53 AM   #5
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Has anyone put a double-din stereo in their 65? I was looking at putting one that has a 7" touchscreen that plays dvd's in mine, but I wanted to see if anyone has done it already so I can get some ideas. My dash is already cut for a single-din dvd player in it. Thanks for any responses or pics!
Man, it's eerie how similiarour cars are! Anyways, I wanted to go the 7" flipout route because I have one sitting in the garage, but the screenwould hit the top ofthe dash.I went with a new 5in SINGLE Din DVD touchscreen. My dash was already cut also, so I went ahead with the 5 inch. I painted to match the car. I've also just installed power door locks and HID headlights.

Sorry about the dash, I'm in the process of repainting it and I need to install the dashpad and new steering whee.

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Old 07-17-2008, 10:26 AM   #6
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I almost wish my dash had already been cut. I don't have the heart to cut it. When I was 16 and my first car was a '65 Stang, I had no problem with cutting it.

I think I'm just gonna run an amp and my ipod, I cannot see a good reason for a DVD in a car, but maybe that's just me.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #7
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Now I know I'm OLD!!!! Double-din Stereo? 7" touchscreen? What ever happened to AM/FM? Shooot, I'm happy with a CD player.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:19 PM   #8
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I thought I was "Livin Large" when my girls got me an I Pod and a wired cassette tape adapter.
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I thought I was "Livin Large" when my girls got me an I Pod and a wired cassette tape adapter.
We use the Ipod hookup everytime my wife rides with me!
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:42 PM   #10
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I almost wish my dash had already been cut. I don't have the heart to cut it. When I was 16 and my first car was a '65 Stang, I had no problem with cutting it.

I think I'm just gonna run an amp and my ipod, I cannot see a good reason for a DVD in a car, but maybe that's just me.
It seems like I met you on a BMW or Audi forum?

Anyways, DVD is overkill, although the kidsgo in the garage and sit in the car and watch Tom & Jerry, even though we have two 50inch plasmas inside the house! lol. I think it's cool because its a touchscreen, plus I like gadgets!
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I currently have an Alpine CDA-X001 in the car, but I don't really like how the controls are setup. I was looking at doing the flip-out screen, but I knew it would hit the dashpad. So, I was just wondering if anyone had done a double-din because I have used a few of them and like how they look and I can pick one up for pretty cheap.

Pete, it is pretty crazy how similar our cars are. What color blue do you have? Can you post some pics of the HID lights? Thanks!
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I've been looking for another flip screen and found one at "Best Buy" (I forgot the brand though) that comes way out at the bottom slide and is adjustable on how far itsticks out. The angle is also adjustable. I'm sure that it will more than clear the dash pad. On my install, I did lower it somewhat so that it would clear the dash pad if it was mounted in the stock location. Also I bent the center of the metal for the dash pad up to allow for futher clearence. For me the touch screen is nice and easy to see ascompared to the very small writing in thelittle push buttons. Last night my 13 year old girl and myself went out cruising (as we often do) on the town and she watched Tom Petty music videos while cruising. She loves it.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:33 AM   #14
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Evil, that looks pretty sweet! I'm not sure if one of the flip-outs would work for me because it will be in the stock location on a 65. I'm pretty sure it's gonna hit the dashpad. Yours looks really good like that though. How does it affect your a/c?
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:58 AM   #15
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is there a double-din stereo that will fit underneth the dash on the hump?
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:36 AM   #16
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You could make a "console" for the stereo to go in, on the hump.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:50 AM   #17
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Cut the dash and throw in an Eclipse or Alpine Dual Din.

Stay away from kenwood, dual and other such brands. They might be cheaper, but don't expect the sound quality or durability of more expensive unit.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:43 PM   #18
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yea i cant cut it. my grandma would kill me.

What im going to end up doin is oddly enough i found a $15 rug at menards thats the same bright red as my carpet in the car.

Im going to pick up some MDF and build a small box to just hold a 6x9 that will sit over the drive shaft hump and up against the back seat. Then build a seperate small box for the CD player and connect them so i can have it verticle and on the passenger side of the drive shaft hump to the right of the shifter.

Then all i have to do for wiring is take a wire from ground & from the start solenoid and run them into the car and put quick disconnects on them and a switch so i can be sure the live wire wont be live unless the switch is flipped.

antenna can slide right under the seat with no interference to the signal.

That way if i want to cruise and listen to the radio no problem, just set the system on the hump plug it in and away i go.

It involves ZERO butchering of the car and wont hurt the value or anything else.
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Cut the dash and throw in an Eclipse or Alpine Dual Din.

Stay away from kenwood, dual and other such brands. They might be cheaper, but don't expect the sound quality or durability of more expensive unit.
I'm not sure I would compare Kenwood and Dual together. And even if you go all out, the classic Mustang is not a very good soundstage, so no matter what brand you put in, its not going to make as much difference as in a modern quieter car. You're right about the quality of the electronics, but durability is really not that much of an issue anymore.
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Stay away from kenwood, dual and other such brands. They might be cheaper, but don't expect the sound quality or durability of more expensive unit.
Dual is made by Namsung which also makes for other big brands.Theres only 3 manufactures in Korea. I went to main plant and saw all the big name brands next to the off brands.
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