Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by Markos, Jun 17, 2016.
Yeah they are very different. So the universal models were available along with the DIN style?
Mine has separate amp. Great discussion btw
Yes. And for some reason Blaupunkt stayed with shaft mounts through this period, and they were specific to Porsche too.
Well this turned into a neat little Becker radio expedition. Obviously my initial research wasn't detailed enough. My apologies for speaking out of turn. Thanks to @teahead, @Stevehose , and @HB Chris for helping to set the record straight on the shaft vs DIN style Beckers. The conclusion is that they absolutely overlapped. So both are period correct and both shaft style and DIN style are a good option for BMW's. The face plate is a good option for somoene who has a nice becker europa from the 70's but doesn't want to hack up an original metal face plate. Also, if I get my hands on the shaft style Becker radio I'll see if I can snug up the face plate fitment.
I found a good post on Pelican that backs up the info that Chris posted. It also has a link to a great Becker site with a visual roledex of radios by year.
And here is the Blaupunkt history page equivalent.
Ready to print:
Looks very good - is there a waiting list for these and the side vents? If so, please put me on it.
Nailed it! Perfect fit.
That'll fit all double din?
It’s definitely not a double-DIN. It looks close to a single but I would need to verify the dimensions. I made it specifically for the 70’s Beckers and I’m not sure if that set the standard for single DIN or not. Keep you posted!
oops, I meant standard single DIN.
Update. DIN was adopted as an ISO standard in 1984, long after the full size Becker came about. My radio is a very snug fit at 181.5 mm X 52.5mm. The DIN standard is 180mm X 50mm.
So in short, yes it will accommodate all DIN radios. All modern radios come with installation kits and spring clips that keep the radio snug. The extra 1.5mm - 2.5mm if room shouldn’t be a concern.
Decent option for those that want a DIN radio. However, you can also find a modified original face plate for around $200 or so if you look (or ask) around.
Checking printing quotes on the first draft AC blend duct.
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