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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Radio mounting

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The radio mounts in the center of the dashboard, and is covered by the Dash Fascia.


Stock Location

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DIN Chassis

Most modern stereos are DIN-mounted, requiring you to use an alternate mounting location, or cut the metal dash to fit it.

You have to cut out the metal around the radio to fit a modern DIN-chassis receiver.
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amplifiers mounted in rear-seat area
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Also See: Main Forum discussion

DIN-mount radios are the same size as the original, but do not have shafts in the front. Instead they attach at the sides of the radio.
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First, cut out the facia. Cut out the metal around the radio to fit a modern DIN-chassis receiver:
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Rectangle cut larger, radio shaft holes now missing

Compare to an uncut dash:
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Fabricate a DIN adapter bracket (or modify a commercial one).

Create a bezel, by modifying the stock radio delete plamote:
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Carefully cut the center out of the delete plate:
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Fit the bezel to the radio:
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Finished product:
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Alternate Mounting Locations

In center Console
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Receiver in glovebox door
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Glove Box

If you prefer not to cut the sheet metal on the Instrument Panel, you can mount it in the Glove Box:
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Mounted in the console, some modification required:
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amplifiers, equalizers, CD players, stereo, head unit