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    1968 Pontiac Firebird--Do No Harm Carplay Install.

    Hello Everyone. I recently installed a new Alpine head unit in my 1968 Firebird.

    I am trying to maintain the retro feel of the car and still have every tech advantage 2020 has to offer.

    So the approach I took was If it fits without any metal fabrication or custom panel then its was fair game.

    I love the results let me know what you think!

    Rusty.

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    Looks like you got it to work without cutting up your car.

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    Yeah that looks the goods, I also plan to run an apply carplay headhunt and KTA-450 for the speakers, it's a genius design. You've just done a great job enjoying your ride more and preserving resale at the same time.

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    Nice, I like it.
    Tu Ho
    Firebird V2-LS swap

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    Nice job. Might be able to use that myself.

    Don
    1969 Camaro - LSA 6L90E AME sub/IRS
    1957 Buick Caballero - huge project
    1959 El Camino - Ironworks frame
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    Quote Originally Posted by RGKGUS View Post
    Hello Everyone. I recently installed a new Alpine head unit in my 1968 Firebird.

    I am trying to maintain the retro feel of the car and still have every tech advantage 2020 has to offer.

    So the approach I took was If it fits without any metal fabrication or custom panel then its was fair game.

    I love the results let me know what you think!

    Rusty.

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    Looks great!

    Is that a Dakota digital gauge cluster?

    thanks
    1967 pontiac firebird

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevdogg67 View Post
    Looks great!

    Is that a Dakota digital gauge cluster?

    thanks
    I would say yes, as I have a set in my ‘72 GTO. Those gauges are identical!

    On the radio, not sure anyone makes a true 1-DIN CarPlay / Android Auto unit. I know Porsche does for their older vehicles - PCCM.

    https://www.porsche.com/internationa...ghlights/pccm/

    I like the setup shown! As long as it doesn’t interfere w/your hvac controls - all good!! 🤟🏼

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    Yes, Dakota HDX very nice and convenient to drive around town.

    It’s crazy how much accurate gauges give added confidence to driving around!



    Rusty