View Full Version : Okay, what's a "Cartrol"?

06-02-2009, 09:02 PM
I read the listing, looked at all the pictures, and I still don't know what these are:

"Museum category, a must have for vintage car collector/restorers. Conversational centerpriece, auto trade show, parts shop, vintage auto, clubs. Never used, never installed, as days they were rolled out from their factory. They don't make parts like them anymore."


I might be interested, since they do have one for a Studebaker Lard[:o)]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131

06-02-2009, 09:15 PM
What is a Studebaker LARD? I have heard of hog lard.

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Skinnys Garage
06-02-2009, 09:15 PM
I'm pretty sure they are radio adapter kits from the Cartrol Co. used to put aftermarket radios in factory dash locations.

Watertown, SD

06-02-2009, 09:21 PM
It is obviously a little ugly guy who hides beneath your car and may eat you if you don't get inside quickly. My mistake - that's a car troll.

Its interesting they didn't show any contents, other than say they have a a Cartrol to fit a 1963 Studebaker Lard.

I looked at other boxes, and the key one seems to be Cartrol STL59A for a 1959 Studebaker Lark. The package says it mounts a Motorola radio into the dash of a 1959 Lark.

That's my guess.


(I guess I can't type fast enuff)

06-02-2009, 09:25 PM
Maybe it works like Geritol on people to get the "Lard" out of your '63 Studebaker... [}:)];)

'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
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06-02-2009, 09:32 PM
Not to mention it's not even clear if you're buying your choice or the whole lot[}:)] They do, however, try to avoid possible "parts swatting";) So I guess you shouldn't swat your Lard[:o)]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131

06-02-2009, 10:43 PM
I've sold some of those.Think one is still around
here somewhere for a Lark.
Aftermarket chrome speaker grille and radio surround.
Mine is still around as it didnt bring $5 on ebay

06-02-2009, 11:40 PM
I got car trolls under my dash. They've been chewing up the wiring under there for years, judging by the droppings [:o)]


Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard

06-03-2009, 05:47 AM
So bob40, you're saying it's a faceplate? I'm still not clear.

I tried Google, but all that came up was a medication. Maybe these boxes are full of Beta Blockers...?:)

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131

06-03-2009, 08:52 AM
great, now I have "The Power of Lard" stuck in my head. At work.

(anyone not an old school punk/DKs fan is probably confused now...)

55 Commander Starlight

Dick Steinkamp
06-03-2009, 01:45 PM
OK, this clears it up. I wrote the seller and asked him what Cartrols were. His response was....

These are car's parts."

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA


06-03-2009, 01:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

OK, this clears it up. I wrote the seller and asked him what Cartrols were. His response was....Hi,These are car's parts."
Dick Steinkamp

Well hey, that clears it up then ! [}:)] Thanks a bunch Dick! :D

Wouldn't it be appropriate to at least open ONE box of hundreds, to let the buyer have a clue if it's a Water Pump, Antenna Kit, or maybe even a Radio Install Kit, but for what Radio? [:0] :(

I guess my Lard needs one, because it SURE does NOT have one! [:o)]
Oh, wait a minute I don't have a Lard! [:0]


06-05-2009, 08:21 AM
I would assume (but you know what happens when you do that) that the radios are in the boxes since the listing says "All units have been tested power-on status before shipping" But it would be nice to know, especially if you were someone interested in bidding on them. Why no picture of what's in the box? I am always amazed at peoples listings.
This is also on eBay so they are defiantly radio parts.
I am glad I didnt email the seller to ask, I would not have liked that awswer!
the listing says "Inside is a listing of the radios and what cars they will fit into along with a listing of the adaptor kits"

1957 Golden Hawk
"Studebaker? they dont make them anymore"

06-05-2009, 02:53 PM
The boxes are empty.
It's merely a front to sell drugs.
Who else would pay $388. for a pile of boxes with unknown content.
Instead of eye candy your getting nose candy. [8D]

57 Transtar