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Offline mb53nut

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  • Location: USA, Illinois
  • Year_Model: 1953 170Vb, 1956 300C
Radio replacement advice please
« on: November 29, 2020, 09:38:05 PM »
Hello everyone,
I have to end silence in my 1953 170 Vb as it has no radio. It is still original 6 volt system. Can anyone render any advice as what system can be installed under the dash and not in the glove box so as no to to make it look out of place. Probably Retrosoud and two speakers with 6 to 12 volt converter and fuse. Any better ideas ? I am at a loss as to what speakers to use and how to attach them.   
Thank you,

Offline Scott Montoney

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  • 1952 - 220 Cab B
  • Exterior Color: Black
  • Interior color: Red
  • Location: Mason,Ohio USA
  • VIN #: 187.013.04370/52
  • Year_Model: '52 220 Cab B
Re: Radio replacement advice please
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 05:47:04 PM »
Well, I recall a conversation a long time ago about this subject.  There were lots of options, depending on how much you were willing to spend.
Here is a link to one site that has 6v and 12v radios for specific MB models.  Just something to be aware of.  I believe there are other similar sites, but this is the one I happened to have a link to.

I have also seen a radio that was installed under the passenger seat.  It had a 6v to 12v converter and I believe it had a remote control.  I don't recall if the remote was wired or wireless.
"Gertrude" a.k.a. "Troidl"
1952 - 220 Cabriolet B