Custom Autosound 300 Watt Classic Look Slidebar Radio with an LCD Display for all 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 Mustangs.
An impressive new piece of electronic hardware, the new 300 Watt Classic Look Slidebar Radio with an LCD Display courtesy of Custom Autosound will have your 1967-1973 Mustang staying true to the style of the time period it was made while giving it modern radio capabilities. This modern-age radio will have your Mustang sounding great and looking truly authentic.
This slidebar radio is Custom Autosound’s latest innovation from their mission to construct the perfect classic Mustang replica radio. By easily moving the 'slidebar' to the right, the original style analog AM radio display will drop away to reveal a sleek new digital display. Using the large original style push-buttons, you achieve the perfect look for your classic dash. Now you will have a radio that looks correct and gives you all the modern audio technology your Mustang has been missing out on.
The Slidebar Radio Features and Benefits:
- AM-FM Tuner with 25 Pre-Set Stations (15-FM Stations/10AM Stations)
- Radio Data System (RDS) Tuner Shows Station/Song/Artist on an LCD Display
- 300 Watt Peak Capacity
- Seven (7) LCD Color Choices to Choose from (White/Red/Blue/Cyan/Green/Yellow/Pink)
- LCD Dimmer Controls
- Bluetooth Option as Available from CJ Pony Parts (USABLU)
- iPod Dock with Controller (Allows Control of your iPod from the Buttons on the Radio)
- USB Port for Storage Device Playback (Supported Formats: MP3/WMA)
- Six (6) CD Changer Control for Aftermarket CD Changers
- Alpha Numeric Formatted Display for Music Files
- Electronic Tuning and Volume Control
- Bass/Mid/Treble Tone Control
- Front to Rear Fader for Ultimate Audio Control
- Left to Right Balance Control
- Digital Clock Display for Easy Visibility
- Two (2) Channel RCA Auxiliary Input for Satellite Connection
- Four (4) Channel RCA Pre-outs for Addition Audio Output Connection
- Subwoofer Line out with Level and X-Over Adjustments
- USA and European Tuning Ability
- Power Antenna Lead Wire
Although this radio looks classic in style, it has the latest in modern audio features that include an iPod dock, navigation for your iPod including artist, song, album and playlist all from the classic style buttons on the radio face. A great feature that allows you to keep your iPod tucked out of sight in your glove box or center console. The USB input is also available on the back of the radio to allow you to plug in a USB storage device directly or attach a USB extension cable to make accessing your storage device even easier. The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) shows all necessary information including the song, artist and album title during playback of flash drive, iPod and RDS radio station information. The LCD display has seven (7) color choices giving you a wide variety of customization for your dash illumination.
Tech Tip: To make this radio even more impressive, CJ Pony Parts recommends purchasing Custom Autosound's Bluetooth (USABLU) add-on for this radio. Streaming audio from your Bluetooth capable phone or Bluetooth compatible audio player will give you a greater music selection to choose from while you're out driving. The Bluetooth add-on uses A2DP streaming to send the audio from your phone through your Mustangs radio, this gives you the ability to advance the songs coming from your phone by using the track up/down button on the radio. It will also mute the currently playing music if you take a hands free phone call through the radio.
At its 300 watt peak, this radio should provide all the audio power you are looking for. However, if you would like to add even more wattage, an additional four (4) pre-out jacks, and a subwoofer out are located on the back of the radio giving you the option for additional amplifier installation. The back of the radio also comes with an auxiliary audio input for satellite radio connectivity, or any other portable player that you may wish to use with the radio. If you would rather listen to CD's in your classic Mustang, Custom Autosound have also configured this radio to have the ability to control an optional 6 disc CD changer or a compact size CD/DVD mp3 compatible player.
Custom Autosound offers radios with modern sound to fit original radio openings in classic Ford Mustangs. Custom Autosound radios feature great sound with a retro Ford look.
Purchase yourself a new Custom Autosound 300 Watt Classic Look Slidebar Radio with an LCD Display for your 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 or 1973 Mustang from CJ Pony Parts today!
Product ReviewsWrite a review
Will this fit in my 70 coupe without modification ? Thanks
Does the radio fix in a 69 cougar?
I HAVE A 72 MACH 1. OE IS AN am/FM 8-TRACK. WILL THIS FIT THE DASH WITHOUT LEAVING ANY SPACE?
What is the RMS watts for this radio?
Will this radio work in a 1968 Mustang fastback with padded console? The original radio is recessed in an inner chrome plate with a padded cover. The balance and bass/treble knobs are cone shaped. Can I use this radio with this console & original knobs?
no radio now, no speakers, want to connect my iPod and leave it. 1972 Mach 1. Will the radio come with all the knobs and cable for the iPod? If not, what will I need to buy? What else to enable bluetooth for my iPhone?
Do you know if this would fit in a 1968 Cougar?
I was just wondering what the backorder wait time is for this radio?
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When you first look at the slidebar radio, it looks like your standard factory AM radio and that's the beauty in it. When it's turned off, or even on, you can put it at a car show and it looks just like the factory radio. If you want to use it, simply slide this over, the display disappears and you have a modern LCD display behind it. The radio have 25 pre-sets, 300 watts of power, 7 different choices for the color, a direct plug in for your iPod that will actually charge your iPod, as well as auxiliary inputs, auxiliary outputs, and speaker power. Fully loaded, fully functioning modern radio, but when you slide this over, it looks just like a factory AM.
On the back, you have separate plugs for the power and your speaker outputs, connect here for your iPod, separate connection for USB, a subwoofer pre-out, front and rear pre-outs, input, CD changer control, as well as your antenna connection. The unit is also up-gradable to work with Bluetooth.
This particular slidebar radio is designed for your 67 through 73 Mustang, but a 64 through 66 version is also available. We'll be installing this today in a 68 Mustang that already has an aftermarket CD player installed, and we'll be going with this brand new bezel to install our radio.
For this installation, we need a quarter inch ratchet, 13 mm deep socket, half inch socket, Phillips head screwdriver, wire strippers, wire cutter and crimper, and a test light.
The Custom Autosound Slidebar doesn't require any kind of bezel kits for installation. You look at the back of the bezel, you can see how it's offset. This is offset in the exact same way. You simply thread these off to install it. Slide up into the bezel and then reinstall the washers and retaining nuts. Hand tight is usually enough, you get them just slightly snug with the ratchet, no reason to crank them down. Make sure it's snug. Now we're going to install the knobs. You can see when installed in the original 67 through 68 bezel, it looks like a factory AM radio.
Anytime you're working on something electrical with your Mustang, the first step is going to be disconnect the battery. Like, we said our 68 already has an aftermarket CD player in it, but the installation is going to be the same, as well as removal of your factory radio. There's 2 screws on top of the bezel, 2 screws at the bottom and you want to double check, depending on which radio you have, if a back strap was installed. That will usually be somewhere under the dash supporting the radio. If the there is a back strap, you want to remove that first.
Let's remove the bezel and the 4 screws holding it in place. Disconnect the wires and remove the radio. If you're removing a good radio, you want to make sure when you cut the harness off, you leave yourself plenty of wire so you can use it elsewhere. In case of our radio, it's not really working properly, so we're going to cut the wires short since we're not worried about it.
These are the colors from our old speaker wires and this is our new speaker harness here. All the colors are the same, so more than like they are correct, but we want to make sure before we hook it up so our fade and our balance work. We're going to test each speaker and figure out which one's where.
To test a speaker wire, strip a small amount out and grab a small batter. A double A will actually work fine. The top of the battery is going to be the positive. Touch the positive and touch the negative, and you'll hear the speaker buzz. That way we'll know which speaker we're connecting our wiring harness to. That was our front left, so we locate front left on the harness.
We're going to using solder-less connect for the installation. If you want to solder, by all means go ahead. We found the solder-less connects work fine for radios. You want to repeat the process with the 3 other speakers.
The other harness we're going to hook up next is going to be our power harness. There's 5 connections on this harness. Typically you'll only use 3. The main one here is going to be your constant. You'll have a switch and a ground. Your original radio may only have one power because your original pre-sets were mechanical. Now the radios have storage, they have memory for the pre-sets, that's why you have a switch and a constant, either through here or remote turn on for an aftermarket amplifier and a power antenna if your car has one.
Now we're going to test our power leads. Before we can do that, you'll want to reconnect your batter. Now we're going to grab our test light and check our wires. You ground it to your antenna, which is an excellent ground. With the ignition off, first we'll check for 12 volts constant. That is 12 volts constant, that is correct. Check this red wire here. Okay, nothing on that. Now we'll try with the ignition on. That is a good 12 volt switch source.
All of our wires were good because we did already have an aftermarket radio in this car. If you don't have a good constant, you can use a fused wire, go to directly to your batter. Ground can go anywhere on the chassis that's ground. Switch power, the best place to grab that is off the back of the ignition switch.
Once you re-disconnect your battery, we connect these wires. Now we're going to fish the auxiliary wires for our USB auxiliary in and iPod through the dash, connect the harnesses and connect the antenna. The harnesses are specific, so you actually can't put it in the wrong spot.
Before we mount it, we're going to reconnect our power and we'll try it out. Once you verify it's working properly, now we're going to screw it into the dash, then we'll show you all the functions of the radio. You may notice we did not install a back strap. We find with these radios, with the radio metal radio bezel, it's really not necessary, but if you wanted to install one you could. Our installation is finished.
Now I'll run you through some of the basic functions of the radio. As you can see, when it's turned off and the display's flipped, it looks like an original AM radio. You can actually turn it on and use it without changing it too. If you need to access the display, simply slide over and you have a full digital display. This button here will allow you to choose between the equalizer, your balance, fader, loudness, subwoofer. If you needed to change something, you simply click there and use this to turn it. This also has a sub-menu once you go through the main menu. If you hold this 2 seconds, you get a sub-menu. Now you can adjust the dimmer, chose your color, control the beeps, control what volume last, we'll leave the volume to last volume it was when you turned the car off and then back to source. Then you turn the knob back here to adjust your source. Go to the radio and back again to auxiliary, which we're using the iPhone. While I'm sure it's going to be tough to tell in the video, this thing absolutely sounds great in this car. Huge upgrade from the old radio. It's got tons of power, and really, really sounds crystal clear.
The Custom Autosound Slidebar is a great choice for your classic Mustang. As you can see here, it looks like a factory radio, but slide this over, you have a modern digital display, plus you have all the features of a modern radio, auxiliary inputs, iPod control, USB, as well as Bluetooth capability. Installation should only take you around an hour, so you'll be back on the road in no time.