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#1 coinman66 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2016 - 09:51 PM

Is there any place that sells the old fender mount radios? Even a new version would be worth looking at. What do the old vintage radios go for pricewise nowadays?

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 12:03 AM

If it's like anything else in this hobby once one is for sale on ebay for 300 dollars and it's worth 25. You may as well forget about it because everyone thinks they have gold then
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 12:10 AM

They had 4 gt's?? Have seen for big tractors, not sure branded to tractors tho.

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 04:41 AM

Seems like someone had a thread right here on GTT couple of years back about 1970's [ish] Jake-built Ford garden tractors offered a fender mount radio, although for L&G applications it was hood mounted.  Believe they even showed a factory brochure of the option.  ???

Problem with the open station tractors and radios is the person on the tractor can't hear them but everyone else in the neighborhood can.   :wallbanging:


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 05:02 AM

They are overpriced for the collectors,,,same as vintage car radios. Not worth $10 IMO other than they look good on your unit. If you wants to be a shucking and a jiving to some tunes  while cruising on your tractor Bluetooth headset is the way to go.



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Posted September 30, 2016 - 07:07 AM

Radios built into the hearing protectors work both ways, tho not fond of the hearing protectors.



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Posted September 30, 2016 - 07:29 AM

I have one of the Motorolas on my 1812.  Good unit.  Better than the factor IH ones, and it's crystal clear.  This is the kind that way typically sold "aftermarket" for them.  The OEM ones are pricey, but can be had on eBay --you have to be patient and watch.  Nobody that I know of is reproducing them.  I got mine for $25, and $12 shipping.  

Newer, modernized versions can be had --and honestly the best place to ask about them is your local farm store (not TSC) or you local CIH or JD dealer.

I use it mostly when doing work OFF of the tractor, or at shows and such.

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 01:36 PM

Nice tractor Dane. Yah I live in the country so I'm gonna let the radio blare! Thanks all I will keep my eye out.

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 01:38 PM

Hey just found this one. Gets good reviews.

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 02:12 PM

I've seen those and my biggest issue is they don't look period correct on the older cubs, if you don't care about that then go for it. I plan to find one like Dane's and put a modern radio and speaker in, I'll have the only cub at plow days with satellite radio.
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 02:41 PM

I've seen those and my biggest issue is they don't look period correct on the older cubs, if you don't care about that then go for it. I plan to find one like Dane's and put a modern radio and speaker in, I'll have the only cub at plow days with satellite radio.


Yah Olds I would rather have an older original radio, but would use the new one if I had too.

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 03:09 PM

Mount it in a nice metal box color matched to the tractor. That way it looks more original
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 05:26 PM

Mount it in a nice metal box color matched to the tractor. That way it looks more original



That's a great idea! Thanks
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Posted October 04, 2016 - 07:58 PM

Just about all the radios sold at the imp dealers way back when were made by Motorola, RCA or Philco.  None of the imp companies that I ever heard off made their own radio, just had their name on it.  Kind of like sears does.  Nothing original about any of the radios on any tractor.  All aftermarket.


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