Is this the correct and only support bracket for a 1969 radio?

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  1. Boiler92

    Boiler92 In Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    I'm planning on replacing my dash with the nice one I have I posted about a year or two ago soon and while I'm at it, replacing the heater core and installing an OEM AM radio I have.

    Question - is this the only support bracket I need - assuming this is even correct - for a 1969 Ranchero? I clipped this image out of the 1969 service manual.

    It seems like there should be two of these brackets, not just one.

    Thanks.

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    Both my 64 Sprint and my 67 Ranchero only have one bracket.
     
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    Thanks. Went ahead and bought the ebay bracket.
     
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    My '65 just has one bracket also, but goes from the back of the radio up to the underside of the dash.
     
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  6. 1978GT

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    If your radio chassis has a threaded stud on the back panel, you can add a universal radio bracket to be attached vertically or bent to 90 degrees and fastened to the underside of the dash. Use a wing nut on the stud.

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  7. Boiler92

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll see how it goes. I don't even know if the radio I have works yet. Seller made no guarantees, but it is AM only and was cheap.
     
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    I went through the "save the old AM radio" thing, because the one that came with the car worked, and I thought that would be cool. Then I realized how truly crappy AM is, so I found a vintage FM converter on eBay an installed that. That was a big hassle, because you have to have good AM reception for the FM converter to work, and I was always having to fiddle with the AM radio AND the converter to get any decent reception.
    I finally said 'F' that, got a modern RetroSound Laguna, wired it for 4 speakers, and couldn't be happier. Sold the AM and the converter on CL for $150 to help defray the cost.

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    I mostly listen to FOX Sports Radio on AM. If I decide I do want to upgrade I can probably still use the $20 bracket though. If not, 20 bucks won't break me.

    I am a fan of classic rock too. Not too many AM stations in my area are that format, lol.

    I can listen to all the conservative talk radio and the God squad stations on AM though :p
     
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    The good old Sparkomatics!...Haven't seen one of those in a while and used one on a vehicle back in the 60s but can't remember which one...? o_O
     
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    I have a Sparkomatic head unit in storage, in case this Clarion doesn't work. And at some point, I need to wire up the Clarion in order to see if it works.
     

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