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post #1 of 16 Old 10-04-2010, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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2 din stereo installation??

I searched, and all I came up with is that you have to trim the dash opening a little, which I did, but how do you get the sleeve of the 2 din radio to fit behind the dash to hold the radio? I know the Ford factory radio is something like 1.8 din. I got the new stereo to slide through the dash by trimming it, but there's no way in the world the sleeve that the stereo slides into to hold it will fit behind the dash.

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I didn't use the sleeve on mine.

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If it's the same as mine, after you trim the dash you reinstall the dash and slide the head into the hole. There are tabs on the side of the trim that grab the dash to keep it from sliding out.

I didn't like that method, so I removed the dash and put two screws into the side of the head unit then slid the dash over the head. I had to make the opening in the dash slightly larger but you can't tell the difference.



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I took the sleeve and cut it down and re-welded it back together, fits perfect.

I wanted to make sure my radio was hard for a thief to get it out.

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when i had my 2 din installed, they trimmed and then used some flat aluminum bar to mount it, strewed it on and then back.. ill go get a pic, easyest way
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Mounted mine just like above but didn't use any plumbers tape, just used existing screw holes in the head unit.


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Mounted mine just like above but didn't use any plumbers tape, just used existing screw holes in the head unit.
plumbers tape? were do u see that? and yes the brackets are using the screw holes already in the DD
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That stuff you call "aluminum bar" is called plumbers tape. It comes in a roll.

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That stuff you call "aluminum bar" is called plumbers tape. It comes in a roll.
it infact didnt come in a roll.. it was a flat bar at home depot
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