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What is this Vintage Chevrolet box


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Thank you for the reply. Not sure what is inside. The lid is not easily coming off. Don’t want to ruin it for someone that can really use it.

I think it’s a little big for a radio box but I don’t know. 
One theory is an battery box for accessories, like marker lights and such. I’ll see about getting the top to open.

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That is a radio, full stop. Controls were almost always separate in those days and didn't amount to much.


Look around wherever you found it for the controls. Probably 2 knobs and a little round dial (most likely) for a Chevrolet of that time period. It will have 2 cables that look like speedometer cables hanging off of it that connect to that box. The speaker is another separate piece, probably round, probably has some sort of screen for a grille, probably mounts with one stud from the back.

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The knobs on the ebay one are some that you wouldn't fool with much, like maybe a tone control and a distance/local sensitivity switch. The actual controls are as I described in my post above. The ebay radio is probably a more expensive model. The box and the speaker mount on the firewall way back under the dash, facing the passengers.

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1 hour ago, JFranklin said:

On the one in question, the speaker, antenna, and dial head would be mounted remotely on the firewall and dash. Some had speakers in the headliner. It is around 1936.

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