When I ordered my '78 I didn't get a radio. I knew that with the soft top flapping and the gear noise and the engine noise and the tire noise it would be fruitless. I've seen radios in CJs of that vintage but have no recollection of what they looked like. I do have a sales brochure from '78 that will probably show radios. If you pester me I'll scan and post it.
Yes I think that many of the Jeep CJ options back in the 70's and 80's were dealer installed. Maybe even the Laredo, padded roll bars, saddle bags with a chrome grille and front bumper. While I can't imagine that the clock and tach were dealer installed... Maybe, so that might answer some things that are not exactly typical about an old Jeep. It's like a box of chocolates.
I'm thinking that I did my homework... While not my pictures, the ones posted above are pretty much true to the 1980's CJs.
So now we come around to your statement "What the heck do you need a radio for in and old Jeep"? I know that's not what you said but....
I'm sure that Toby can enlighten you about having a radio even on a scooter!
Well for that matter on a golf cart!
Scan and post that sales brochure. I'm not going to pester you about that but there may be someone that would like to see it. I promise not to cover my eyes. Post it up "Big Boy".
Nice post Larry.
Yep, those are what they looked like. The AM/FM was the same in my '83 CJ7 Unlimited. HEFRE's
some info on the AM/FM/CB.
Different pictures that show what I was thinking... I tried but failed to find one of those AM/FM/CB radios... Just thought it would be kewl. Didn't get one. Oh well.
I messed with it a bit this afternoon.... Want to see?
Pioneer KP-6500.... WoooHooo from around 1980 or 1981... Can you imagine what it takes to keep it tuned to a station?
It's out and I don't think that I want it back. Not sure this is the solution but a digital tuner can't hurt in any way.