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Installing a WonderBar Radio in a 1968 Cutlass

Old June 11th, 2017, 01:30 PM
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Installing a WonderBar Radio in a 1968 Cutlass

I recently obtained a factory Wonderbar AM/FM radio to install in my 1968 Cutlass. The radio does work in both modes. The installation is giving me fits. Has anybody had experience with this installation and was successful. I have researched both the 68 and 69 assembly manuals and they do not reference the Wonderbar Radio. Also, there is no indication on the radio chassis as to a ground attachment as with the radios referenced in the assembly manuals. Any help with this would be much appreciated.
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Old June 11th, 2017, 01:47 PM
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It should ground the same way as any other radio, chassis and the antenna shield wire. The speaker/s (-) also probably grounds to the car chassis.
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Old June 11th, 2017, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by wyteon View Post
I have researched both the 68 and 69 assembly manuals and they do not reference the Wonderbar Radio.
That might be because the Wonderbar was never factory installed in the A-body cars, only in the full size cars.
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Old June 11th, 2017, 06:32 PM
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Thanks Joe. You are correct. It was installed in B and C bodies and not A according to the assembly manual for the full size vehicles.
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The heat sink (all those fins attached to the side of the radio) are on the passenger side for radios installed in B/C cars. The heat sink is on the driver side for A-body cars.

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i am looking for one for Abody
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https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums...bar-radio.html

its a 68 also .......... 240 shipped

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Old December 18th, 2018, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by servexcell View Post
i am looking for one for Abody
Olds never installed a Woderbar in the A-body cars. It is possible to retrofit one from a full size, but they were not factory.
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To install a Wonderbar in a Cutlass, you must cut or bend the brace between the radio and the glove box.
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