[Vwdiesel] Stereo DIN mount

Chuck Carnohan Chuck.Carnohan at itd.idaho.gov
Fri Jan 25 07:54:56 PST 2008

 You can go overboard (like I have) and make your own mounting brackets
out of plumbers tape pop-riveted or wire welded to the radio box. Make a
couple or four 90 degree angles from about 1.5 inches of plumbers tape
(mild galv. steel tape w/holes all up and down available at any hardware
store). Use smallest pop rivets to attach these to the radio box where
it sits in the dash just where you want it. You can then screw the thing
to the dash. Make sure the smooth side of rivets are inside the box. It
makes for a very tight squeeze slipping the radio into the box- you
might even need to file them down. Another approach would be to tack the
P.tape brackets to the box with a wire welder- no obstructions in the
box. I think that's what I'll do next time!

-----Original Message-----
From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com]
On Behalf Of Roger Brown
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:36 PM
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Stereo DIN mount

William Longyard wrote:
> The new metal boxes all have bendable tabs in them.  You cut the hole 
> in the plastic dash fascia to carefully fit EXACTLY the width x
heighth of the box.
> The outer LIP of the box cannot be pushed through this hole.  Now, 
> push the box into the cutout hole, make sure the lip is firmly seated,

> and then bend out as many tabs as you can.
> My radio has needed no other support from the rear.
> Bill Longyard

That is how I have done mine as well:
PO had already cut out the opening.


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