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healey383
Donn Edlund
Elk Grove, California
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Registered:
12/07/2013 04:41PM

Main British Car:
1960 Austin Healey 3000 Chevy 383 Stroker

Console For 1960 Austin Healey3000
Posted by: healey383
Date: December 08, 2013 03:23PM

Does anybody have a recommendation of where to buy or fabricate a center console for a 1960 Healey 3000 ? I would like to install a new DIN type stereo.
Austin Healey Body #2.JPG


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2676 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Console For 1960 Austin Healey3000
Posted by: rficalora
Date: December 09, 2013 01:27AM

Welcome Donn - and nice ride.

If you have access to woodworking tools, you can fabricate one from wood and then cover it with leather or vinyl. Also search on YouTube for videos created by "caraudiofabrication" and watch the one on making an amp enclosure. That one shows how to use a simple wood frame, fleece, and fiberglass resin so make a shape with nice curves to it.



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HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(474 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Console For 1960 Austin Healey3000
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: December 09, 2013 10:50AM

Don't know if this interests you and is what you're looking for in terms of a radio, but I'm running a Becker Europa II Stereo with attached amp. I attached it to the bottom of the heater box with brackets.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j222/healeyrick/IMG_0241.jpg

You can see the amp indicated by the arrow:

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j222/healeyrick/IMG_0103-1.jpg

It's got great sound and plenty of power and there are a number of conversions available that will allow you to hook up an MP3 player. The radios are pretty plentiful as they were common in 70s Merceedes.


healey383
Donn Edlund
Elk Grove, California
(15 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2013 04:41PM

Main British Car:
1960 Austin Healey 3000 Chevy 383 Stroker

Re: Console For 1960 Austin Healey3000
Posted by: healey383
Date: December 10, 2013 02:47AM

Yeah. Now I just need to reinstall my Heater.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(474 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Console For 1960 Austin Healey3000
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: December 10, 2013 10:09AM

If you strike out on the console, you might consider some of the other alternatives using an iPod to hide your system that are in this thread: [www.jalopyjournal.com]


kerbau53
Geoff Morton
Naples, FL
(109 posts)

Registered:
08/09/2010 10:27PM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Ford 5L

Re: Console For 1960 Austin Healey3000
Posted by: kerbau53
Date: December 11, 2013 06:48AM

If you still have the tray under the dash on the passinger side that's where I put the radio back when.


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