Step 1: Making the Stereo Box
The next step was to cut the board for the face of the radio, which was cut 24inches long by 9 inches wide.
The 3rd step was to cut 2 side boards which were cut 9 inches long by 9 inches wide.
The 4th step was to start assembling the box. l put a light coat of glue on all the mating surfaces and used some small finishing nails to hold it together so the glue could dry.
Step 2: Cutting Holes for the Stereo and Speakers
Step 3: Staining and Polyurethane
I like to use minwax water based polycrylic fora protective coat and sealer because it doesnt have a odor and it will dry clear.
Step 4: The Heart of the Matter!
2nd pic shows the orginal 12 volt power converter I purchased over25 years ago when I put a stereo in my very first tool box I every owned .
3rd pic shows all the components I had to purchase for the antenna since I never had one to fit into the new car stereo.
Step 5: Istalling the Stereo and Speakers
Step 6: Securing the Components
2nd pic hows the T bracket i made from a 3/4 x 3/4 piece of angle iron to support the back of the stereo.
3rd pic shows the t bracket mounted
Step 7: Wire Harness
2nd and 3rd pic shows how to wire the stereo to the power and speakers. The red and yellow wires go to the power side of the converter. the black wire goes to the ground side of the converter.
The purple and purple with black stripe go to the right rear speaker
The aqua and aqua and black stripe goes to the left rear speaker..
The grey and grey with black stripe goes to the right front speaker
The white with white and black goes to the left front speaker
Step 8: Installing the Antenna
2nd i installed the antenna adapter into the back of the stereo.
3rd i plugged the two ends of the antenna cable to the stereo and the antenna.