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328 Stereo and Tint

Discussion in '308/328' started by show time, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. show time

    show time Formula Junior

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    So I'm about to close the deal on a 1986 328-the stereo looks original (or at least a late 80's Alpine aftermarket) and the speakers look hacked into the doors and there is an aftermarket set of tweeters mounted in the foot well area.

    My question would be if I replaced the deck and speakers, (possibly did some slight modification to the door panel) and tinted the windows would this be considered diminishing the value of the vehicle?

    -Chris
     
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  3. hardtop

    hardtop F1 World Champ

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    328's were delivered without stereos, though they did have door speakers and tweeters already (though they were crap). If someone has already hacked up the doors for aftermarket speakers, then I would not worry about doing more. I'd skip the tint, but that's just my opinion. If the tint is permanent, it could definitely devalue the car quite a bit. Ferrari glass is very expensive.

    Dave
     
  4. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

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    Probably not. The big thing is the general condition of the car and service history. When it comes time to sell, the final value will be based on the last time the belts were changed, not what radio you have.
     
  5. show time

    show time Formula Junior

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    Thanks dave...the door pannels are hacked..surface mount speakers...and come to think of it I'll point that out before we negociate the final price tomorrow.
     
  6. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I turned down several cars with cut-up door panels and dashes -- was looking for an original car without all the extra wiring and holes, and didn't want the hassle/expense of restoring the dash and door panels.

    You can barely hear the audio system in these cars anyway.

    I would price the car less for any significant interior modifications that aren't easy to reverse.
     
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  8. show time

    show time Formula Junior

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    Any idea on the cost of new door panels?
     
  9. MARQ

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    If the speakers were placed in the usual area, on the carpeted lower front area of the door panel, then it's not a problem. You can simply buy those small carpeted pieces and replace them. Voila! No holes, etc. I bought two factory original carpet pieces for that area earlier this year.
    Now, if the butchering was done on the leather door panel area....can't help you there.
     
  10. show time

    show time Formula Junior

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    Thanks for the info MARQ I guess thats less negociating power than I thought...
     
  11. MARQ

    MARQ Formula 3

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    Hey, he may not know that stuff is available. Go for it anyway. In your eyes he butchered the door panels.
     
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  13. Auraraptor

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    Really?? Where and how much?
     
  14. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Don't know, but I figured a $2K+ for disassembling the dash and doors, removing the aftermarket speakers, plugging the holes and re-covering with leather (doors) and vinyl (dash).

    You would need to match the door panels to the car's interior, so if you wanted to be thorough and have only original holes in the door you could buy the panels off a wrecked 328 of the same year and get a leather guy to re-cover them.

    If all of this sounds like a huge pain in the a$$, you understand why I just kept looking for an original car. I was lucky and ended up with a 328 that never had a radio installed - still has the factory blanking plate and stock speakers (former show car).
     
  15. spiderseeker

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    #12 spiderseeker, Jan 24, 2006
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    If you buy a car with an aftermarket stereo and want to return it to stock- this is what you may have to remove, I did. Luckily NO extra holes though but it did take a weekend to remove it all (it had been professionally installed). Everything in the photo was for the stereo except for the black box- not sure what that is (lo-jack maybe?) it had no power running to it, looked ugly in the front grill , so I yanked it.
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  16. show time

    show time Formula Junior

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    lol thanks steve, I spent about 8 years doing high-end custom audio, all types of high dollar vehicles and celeb cars. My main concern was the door panels, they were just rewraped along with the seats so all the leather matches, the speakers were mounted on the carpet section of the doors, this part I can even fab myself if needbe, but I'm sure it cant cost more then a few hundred for that part, maybe even less. Needless to say I wrote the check today and pick it up tomorrow...The newest owner has joined the ranks =)
     
  17. MARQ

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    Congratulations!
     
  18. Mike C

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    That might have been a remote antenna for a radar detector...
     
  19. show time

    show time Formula Junior

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    TY TY...I will pick it up after work tonight, and post some pics, how do you post pics on this forum I've never done that yet. Also I need the center AC vent, I did a search and found two part numbers for it, anyone know which one it is?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  20. MARQ

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    I believe that there are two(2) separate vents for the AC,located in the lower center of the dash, there is a left and a right(might be the same part number/they sit side-by-side IIRC). I believe the part number is #60124302.
     

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