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jboymechanic
Posted 2018-01-04 2:32 PM (#555591)
Subject: Highway Hi-Fi parts



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I was going to gut my Highway Hi-Fi so I could put a modern stereo in the enclosure. If so, is there anyone that would be interested in the internal parts? I'm in need of the brackets to mount my Highway Hi-Fi box below the dash of my 1956 Imperial, does any one have these brackets? Perhaps we could trade?
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-01-04 5:21 PM (#555611 - in reply to #555591)
Subject: RE: Highway Hi-Fi parts



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jboymechanic - 2018-01-04 2:32 PM
I was going to gut my Highway Hi-Fi so I could put a modern stereo in the enclosure. If so, is there anyone that would be interested in the internal parts? I'm in need of the brackets to mount my Highway Hi-Fi box below the dash of my 1956 Imperial, does any one have these brackets? Perhaps we could trade?


Based on what I have learned about Highway Hi-Fi's, your plan is seriously flawed because they have significant value, think $500-$1000.

One example: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/CHRYSLER-HIGHWAY-HIFI-RECORD-PLAYER-DESOTO-D...

I think that you would be better off to sell the Highway Hi-Fi and turn the proceeds into a conversion of your tube radio to a modern digitial stereo.

I had my 56 Electro-Touch Tuning (aka "Town and Country") radio turned into an AM/FM/Aux(iPod)/USB/Bluetooth device using Aurora Design conversions components. Looks completely stock but it is crazy smart. Works great. Here is my testimonial on that conversion:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=66851&...





Edited by 56D500boy 2018-01-04 5:25 PM
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hemidenis
Posted 2018-01-04 6:54 PM (#555626 - in reply to #555591)
Subject: Re: Highway Hi-Fi parts



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I converted my Highway Hi-Fi as my second project for my 1961 New Yorker years ago. Took me about 2 1/2 years and works as an addition of my converted radio. It is also included modern High definition TV or HDTV, a very handy back up camera and rear LCD screen.

I had several request for the guts, but my Highway Hi-Fi can be turned back to the original record player configuration, if a future owner want it to.












Edited by hemidenis 2018-01-04 6:57 PM
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jboymechanic
Posted 2018-01-05 3:29 PM (#555660 - in reply to #555591)
Subject: Re: Highway Hi-Fi parts



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My original radio is completely gutted of internals, it is in the dash purely for show. Can it still be converted? I would have to imagine most (if not all) original parts were replaced?

Perhaps you are right about the value, maybe I should leave the unit together and sell it. I have no intention of getting it working.
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hemidenis
Posted 2018-01-05 5:52 PM (#555671 - in reply to #555591)
Subject: Re: Highway Hi-Fi parts



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Actually only the knobs shafts and push buttons are needed for the type of conversions I do.

The others conversion in the market are actually using the full mechanism inside, which is usually rusted frozen solid.

Depending your model of record player and the condition it could worth from $400 to $1200 but sky is the limit if it is working or NOS.
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DepsilonD
Posted 2018-01-08 5:02 PM (#555874 - in reply to #555591)
Subject: Re: Highway Hi-Fi parts



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jboymechanic, I might be interested in the guts if you go that rout. I have a Highway Hi-Fi that i picked up for relatively cheap ($40) at a swap meet that I want to tinker with some day so having some extra parts around would be helpful.

-Dave
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matte
Posted 2018-01-13 3:13 PM (#556163 - in reply to #555874)
Subject: Re: Highway Hi-Fi parts



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Denis, that whole set up is great. I especially love being able to change radio presets by foot control. Well done.



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-01-13 7:54 PM (#556170 - in reply to #556163)
Subject: Re: Highway Hi-Fi parts



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17 page Service Bulletin on eBay

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1956-Dodge-Highway-Hi-Fi-Record-Player-Servi...



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