upgrade kit for thumb wheel radio?

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  1. still

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    I have a 68 Newport. I know you can send the thumb wheel radios to have them upgraded with blue tooth/am/fm ect
    My question is can you buy a kit to do it yourself???
     
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    The company which supplies most of the add-in electronics to modernize old radios is called Aurora Design. However, they don't want to deal with the public (I tried) and will only sell to radio restoration/conversion specialist shops to do the installation.
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    Instead I purchased a RetroSound Redondo radio, which is a new stereo with USB, bluetooth, etc. designed to replace a factory Mopar radio using the original faceplate. I just started getting ready to install mine last night. Mine uses the two shafts but they also sell a version of the Redondo with thumbwheel controls.
    RetroSound Redondo Radio for classic cars

    The Redondo radios have an LED digital display but you can get screen protectors with a picture of an AM tuning dial on them so that the radio will look completely stock when it is off.
     
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    Send it to this guy: http://garytayman.com/stereo.htm

    Great guy to deal with and a quick turnaround. I've had him do two radios now and I'm 100% happy with the results.
     
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    I never used them but these guys came up in search I did once. Sounds like they have people from the Huntsville Electronics Plant that made the radios to begin with.
    Ward's Classic Car Radio Repair