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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:51 pm 
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Hello

I recently replaced the factory double DIN head units in my '98 EL Fairmont Ghia with an aftermarket single DIN head unit. I am now left with a gaping abyss underneath the new head unit.

Unfortunately the interior of my vehicle is cappucino colour, therefore, I cannot simply visit a wrecking yard and purchase a DIN pocket suited to an EL Falcon as they are predominantly grey in colour.

Does anyone know if Ford ever manufactured 'cappucino' colour single DIN pockets?

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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:53 pm 
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yes they did! :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:58 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
yes they did! :wink:


Thank you for your reply.

Do you think Ford would still be manufacturing them?
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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:00 pm 
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you may be able to pick one up from a dealer, but i doubt they'll be too cheap! :(

post up in the 'wanted' forum, you may have some luck, and just keep an eye out on Ebay. plus, a call to a few wreckers may be worth it! contact darren @ FTG (site sponsor) - he'll be able to help if he's got one!

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:05 am 
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Your interior looks grey?? They are available from ford for around $110. Grey ones are a dime a dozen at wreckers and you should also use the single din mounting brackets for the HU as the double ones foul on the surround pocket.
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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:58 am 
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you can buy generic pockets that bolt into double DIN spaces to use empty space, they are usually black and bolt in to standard stereo mounting holes. talk to a car audio shop. might be a easier fix.

i might be doin gthis so i can use a DL LTD double DIN woodrgain surround.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:00 pm 
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yeah that interior looks grey in the pic, i will swap a grey single din for your grey double din if it is
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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:18 pm 
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this doesnt really help u but if u find 1 and want to get ride of the cappa d/d ill take if off u for some $$.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:57 am 
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outlawxr6 wrote:
yeah that interior looks grey in the pic, i will swap a grey single din for your grey double din if it is
Cheers Outlawxr6


The interior colour is 'cappucino'. It appears grey in many photos due to the camera flash.
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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:12 pm 
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Oh well no harm in trying....

 

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Why not just move your CB into the gap and make a facia to take up the rest? :)

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:47 pm 
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I purchased a Single DIN Fascia from 'Ferntree Gully Auto Salvage' (excellent service and prices). I have attached a photo below of the Double DIN - Single DIN conversion.

I am considering mounting the CB/Scanner detachable face on its bracket in the DIN pocket.

 

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:11 pm 
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How much did the pocket cost you????
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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:25 am 
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Nice job, i got mine for $20 a while ago but didnt have the velour in the pocket.
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the velour pocket is out of a fairmont :)

 

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