Installing radio GPS my 1940 120

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bobhattler
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Installing radio GPS my 1940 120

Post by bobhattler » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:28 am

Touring is enjoyable, getting lost is a pain. I just purchased a combo GPS radio. The dash will accomodate the device below the glove box. I would like to hear from of you on your solution which would minimize effect on originality. My Packard is a 4 dr convertble, so it has a wooden shelf behind the rear seat which will completely hide the two rear seakers. What about the front speakers, kick panel, or under dash. The 6 to 12v inverter fits under the seat so it's no problem.
Thanks
Bob

bobhattler
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Re: Installing radio GPS my 1940 120

Post by bobhattler » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:54 am

I went to Williamsburg and it rained and that told me to forget putting a GPS in a leaky convertible. It probably would last one rain strom. It seems everyone suffered water leaking into their cars. The sun came out and we all dried out. End of story.
Bob

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Re: Installing radio GPS my 1940 120

Post by 41Packard » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:37 pm

Bob,

I have a Magellan GPS that I stick to my windshield with a suction cup. I use a 6V to 12 V converter and plug it into the cigar liter. It's not all that neat but I keep the 41 Packard Deluxe original and it avoids water leaks.

bobhattler
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Re: Installing radio GPS my 1940 120

Post by bobhattler » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:13 am

Thanks, is that a $99 converter that plugs into the cigar lighter. I saw those for sale on the internet. If that is strong enough to power a small GPS, I may go that route. Kindly, if you would get bake to me on the converter I would appretiate it very much.
BobHattler

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