View Full Version : 1947 M 5 Radio?

01-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Just a question, in pic #3 it shows a radio in this truck, is it factory?http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/4856402310.html

Or is it even a radio:confused:

01-21-2015, 10:05 AM
Looks like a 1950 Studebaker (Philco) radio was stuffed into it.

01-21-2015, 02:54 PM
Definitely not the correct radio. The M-series used the same Philco radio as was used in the 1941-46 cars, but with some different mountings and speaker grille. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?54937-What-is-the-proper-radio-for-the-M-Series-truck&highlight=philco+series


01-22-2015, 02:47 PM
That's a 51-52 Studebaker car radio, or maybe a late 50.

Studebaker did not make truck radios until the Transtar came out. Before that, the factory engineers made installation kits to put car radios into trucks.

01-22-2015, 03:36 PM
The 3 panels above the radio in the picture would be where the radio should really go. The lowest panel is the "radio delete" panel and behind it are the holes for the knobs and the tuner. The two panels above it would be grills for the speaker. The M5 can use the same grills as the 41 cars but the correct ones don't have the chrome on them. They are pretty rare. I made my own.