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I just bought a 1977 Coupe Deville. The radio does not power on & the antenna is dead also. I found a NOS power antenna for AM/FM/CB. On mine it looks like the mast has been pulled out.
I'm determined to get this way cool radio system working again. All I have done is check the fuse so far. Only had the car a few days. Just got the FSM in the mail today.No circuit diagram for the radio itself. I've tinkered with electronics all my life , but most car radios have been so cheap I just replace. I found one of these radio's on Ebay and it's as much as I paid for the car almost!! YIKES!

So.... Is there a reputable vintage car radio repair service? Or are those days long gone?

I will at least pull it out & see if there is power to the radio next.
Probably slim chance of finding just a three way mast for my power antenna?
 

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Slim to none. The only mast other than the standard AM/FM mast was the mast that also included receive/transmit for the optional CB radio. Very rare but if you don't have the CB radio, you won't nee that mast.

Cheers..............R.
 

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I have the CB..That's why I bought the car!!! Breaker Breaker Rubber Duck !! Heh..Heh
 

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http://suburbanradio.com/

I have used them in distant past on 60s and 70s auto radios that performed like new after rebuild and restoration.

Give them a shout out and see if they can help. Found them on V8Buick site when I had my 68 Skylark and 70 Riviera.
 

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If I could just interject here for a minute, my 81 JYD car has the factory AM/FM/CB radio in it and speaking as a long-distance trucker (Arizona to Langley B.C. every week, for donkey's years, 6300 kms) I would not dream of having to listen to the crap that is generated on CB radio. Utterly useless. I will sell my radio to the first member that offers me 75 bucks for it. I will buy a new JVC 100 to replace it.

Cheers...............R.
 

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If I could just interject here for a minute, my 81 JYD car has the factory AM/FM/CB radio in it and speaking as a long-distance trucker (Arizona to Langley B.C. every week, for donkey's years, 6300 kms) I would not dream of having to listen to the crap that is generated on CB radio. Utterly useless. I will sell my radio to the first member that offers me 75 bucks for it. I will buy a new JVC 100 to replace it.

Cheers...............R.
But what about Smokey Bear warnings? C'mon back?:)

If you get a chance, I'd like to see a picture to compare to my 77 model. Would that price include the CB unit behind the glove box like mine?

Thanks, Brad

BTW; I need an antenna also! Heh..Heh
 
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