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Hello all,
my friend has sold a perfectly original 8TPZ AM radio to a guy here in Sweden. The buyer is trying to make the radio fit into his console. This doesn't work - the radio does not fit?!
Is there a difference in the distance between the knobs on an AM radio and an AM/FM or AM 8track for a 68, and/or is there a difference in the size of the hole in the console for the dial and buttons? This is the only thing we can think of as a reason for the radio not fitting in an original 68 Mustang console. I have tried to locate these items in my Master parts catalog without success.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
thanks,
Claes

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The knobs for a radio in a 1968 Mustang with console are longer, all 5 pieces-4 knobs and the white piece on passenger side that goes behind as a filler.The 68 console radio face piece has the padding which makes this necessary, Cougar console knobs may be the same.Only other problem he might want to check for is if someone has altered the face plates metal backing previously to install and aftermarket radio-they may have hacked the backside pieces which form the pocket for the knobs.

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Search on Ebay or on the Forum ads. I seem to recall someone had these for sale on one or the other. Didn' t look in perfect condition but I suspect these are pretty rare.

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Distance between knobs is same for all 68 Mustang radios, try looking at the metal plate behind the console pad to make sure it is unmodified.

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