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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I cant believe my 76 sedan devile has a cb radio built into the stock radio. I am surprised Cadillac ...
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    Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    I cant believe my 76 sedan devile has a cb radio built into the stock radio. I am surprised Cadillac did that. Is that rare?

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    Hello!

    1976?! The factory CB was an option starting in 1977 in full size GM cars and they were dropped as an option in the mid 1980's. If your 1976 car has a CB actually built into the radio it likely had a radio from a newer car fitted at some point. CB radios were as hip back in the late 1970's as Ipods are now. EVERYONE seemed to be breaker one-9ing with every trucker on the highway!There was a whole code lingo everyone exchanged on the air and looking back it was pretty funny since everyone is on the cell phone now and CB radios allowed you to chat with no one in particular.

    Have fun with your CB, good buddy! :-)

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    I am looking to buy a CB radio for my Cadillac. A aftermarket one. Always wanted one, though dont know if i want to stick a magnetic antenna on the trunklid.

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1990CaddyBrougham
    I am looking to buy a CB radio for my Cadillac. A aftermarket one. Always wanted one, though dont know if i want to stick a magnetic antenna on the trunklid.
    Why? Just for a "cool" (... ...) factor?

    I still see a couple cars every now and then that have the big old mile long CB antenna stuck on them....the most often one being an almost new Park Avenue that's disgustingly filthy, with several redneck (or similar...) stickers on the back, and that big antenna. It's an interesting site, for sure, though I don't see what the weird old guy who drives the car would ever use a CB for...

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    Hello!

    Cadillac used a "tri-band" antenna which was good for AM and FM plus CB. This type of antenna used to be available through Crutchfield - - you may want to check. Otherwise, JC Whitney has odd stuff like that or do a search online for one.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    I think they have the Cell phone like antennas that go on the rear window. We will see what i can find.

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    The 1976 Olds could get the CB as an option. Mine only had a AM radio. We added a Radio Shack FM radio/Cassette under the dash to supplement the AM radio....

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    Quote Originally Posted by N0DIH
    The 1976 Olds could get the CB as an option. Mine only had a AM radio. We added a Radio Shack FM radio/Cassette under the dash to supplement the AM radio....
    Forget CB, get your HAM ticket, then you can talk to folks world wide. Its much more mature and practical than the vast wasteland that CB has become. Of if you dont want to take the test for amature readio, get a GMRS mobile rig. Very cool stuff.
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    Cool Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    MY '79 COUPE DE VILLE WAS THE FIRST YEAR FOR THE CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER.
    SOME HAD THE CB OTHERS HAD THE CASSETTE DECK.

    (WHICH I USED QUITE OFTEN, IF I MUST ADD)

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    My '76 Fleetwood had a factory CB.

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    Quote Originally Posted by JAKE91
    MY '79 COUPE DE VILLE WAS THE FIRST YEAR FOR THE CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER.
    SOME HAD THE CB OTHERS HAD THE CASSETTE DECK.

    (WHICH I USED QUITE OFTEN, IF I MUST ADD)
    ? Really? My 76 has the tape player and CB all in one unit

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    Are you sure it's not an 8 track? My '79 Deville had an 8 track player!

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    Hello!

    It's more than likely a 1976 GM car with a Delco radio with the CB built in was installed in the car at a later point as an update by the owner. We all make improvements - - I recently fitted alloy wheels from a 1995 Fleetwood Brougham on my 1981 Fleetwood Brougham to give the car a different look.

    Here's the description from the 1977 sales brochure: "AM/FM Pushbutton Stereo Radio with Citizens Band -- This exciting new radio is available for the first time for Cadillac..." It's interesting to note that the original 1977 version of this CB only had 23 channels! The 1978 had 40 channels.

    Looking at the sales literature, the 8-track/CB combo radio was introduced in 1978. The electronically tuned receiver (ETR) radio was an option starting in 1978 and standard in 1979 when cassette, 8-track, CB, and 8-track/CB versions were all offered. 1980 was the first year of ETR cassette with CB.

    Breaker 1-9!

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    Quote Originally Posted by kobeck
    Forget CB, get your HAM ticket, then you can talk to folks world wide. Its much more mature and practical than the vast wasteland that CB has become.
    73's
    Guess you don't hang around 75 metres at night!

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    Re: Caddy Put Cb Radios In These Things?

    I thought Cadillac put phones in the cars.... Did they do this?...................Ever?

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