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#1 DaShiner

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 07:38 AM

Not sure if anyone will know the answer to this but here goes.... I've got an r reg 1.8 55d escort van, when I wanted to use my old car stereo from my honda civic in this van I had to buy one of those fascia adapter things that blank of the space left underneath the single din stereo but those adapters are crap and break easily and mine broke and the stereo never stayed in place securely so couldnt wait to buy a double din stereo so that I wouldnt have to !Removed! about with adapters to secure it.
My fathers day present from the mrs and kids was a double din stereo from ebay (brand new in box), well chuffed but went to fit it in the van the other day and found it was the right size in width but not in height :o :(
I think im gonna have to cut away the plastic strip that runs across the middle of the double din opening in the dash to get the stereo in, that's not much of a problem, its an old van so doesn't matter really, the problem is - I need to get a cage/fitting kit of some sort so that it fits in neatly, and secures the whole stereo somehow from within the inside of the dash.
Anyone suggest any ideas, maybe someone has done this before and knows what kit I need or suggest a way of bodging it in there that will work just as well?

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 03:46 PM

do an internet search for double din fitting kit for your brand of new radio.

#3 p**finger

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:46 PM

Not sure if anyone will know the answer to this but here goes.... I've got an r reg 1.8 55d escort van, when I wanted to use my old car stereo from my honda civic in this van I had to buy one of those fascia adapter things that blank of the space left underneath the single din stereo but those adapters are crap and break easily and mine broke and the stereo never stayed in place securely so couldnt wait to buy a double din stereo so that I wouldnt have to !Removed! about with adapters to secure it.
My fathers day present from the mrs and kids was a double din stereo from ebay (brand new in box), well chuffed but went to fit it in the van the other day and found it was the right size in width but not in height :o :(
I think im gonna have to cut away the plastic strip that runs across the middle of the double din opening in the dash to get the stereo in, that's not much of a problem, its an old van so doesn't matter really, the problem is - I need to get a cage/fitting kit of some sort so that it fits in neatly, and secures the whole stereo somehow from within the inside of the dash.
Anyone suggest any ideas, maybe someone has done this before and knows what kit I need or suggest a way of bodging it in there that will work just as well?

Thanks
DaShiner



Iv got the same problem with mine, i just ordered a 2din stereo off ebay and have just realised its about 9 mm short of fitting, have you had any luck with finding a fitting kit on the net?
cheers!

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:38 PM

What a lot of people fail to realise, is that the Escort is NOT double DIN, its DIN and a half.

You have to chop part of the surround out to get a double DIN to fit

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:08 AM

What a lot of people fail to realise, is that the Escort is NOT double DIN, its DIN and a half.

You have to chop part of the surround out to get a double DIN to fit




cheers mate! I was thinking of cutting some of the bottom part of the surround away, do you know if anyone has mannaged to pull that method off?

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:38 PM

Yea a few people have done it.

If your handy with fibreglass some custom make there own.

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