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Old 09-04-2017, 09:51 PM   #1
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Old Timers help needed with Radio

First this is for my 1970 Starcraft Starcruiser. I happen to have all the paperwork and owners manuals. So I am trying to figure out a part of the radio situation.
The RV is missing the Craig 3117 under dash radio/8track player. Thats fine. I have a few sources.
The RV comes with the original Page CB/PA which is mounted to the left of the drivers seat with the mic mounted on the dash. Thats awesome too.
BUT..... The manual, which is hand typed by the way. States it came with a Motorola Radio as well. The issue I am having is that I have a hole in my upper console which some sort of radio device would go into but the kicker is that it has two holes above it for the knobs. I have searched and searched and cannot find anything that would fit in there just by visual. Would any of you happen to know what kind of radio, stereo, CB, Two way radio or whatever would have possibly went in there. Even lets say they cut the hole in the 80's. I've checked 60's, 70's and some 80's.

FYI that small hole to the left is for a toggle switch which is lying in the bulk head. The Craig 3117 bolted up if you removed the wood block, the original holes are still there. Just can't figure out the mystery hole with the two knob holes above it. Unless I'm way off base and those two holes aren't knob holes, thats why I am asking.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:52 PM   #2
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Here is the hole I am talking about
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:21 PM   #3
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Here's a few pics of what i have but what is missing
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Wow,

A 1970! That is amazing. Hopefully you can find what you need and not have to cut a new opening but that may be the case.

Have you tried calling StarCraft to see if they can answer your question?

Good luck and wish you would post more pictures of your rig. Something that age is always interesting to see.

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Krazymaan-

Some interesting info at this link, including (dated) contact information.

An iRV2 post, also dated. The pictures are unlinked. It's possible the OP is still on iRV2 and can forward you some of them.

The results of a Google search for iRV2 posts containing the terms "Starcruiser" and "Starcraft."

For fun, a link to retro radios you can buy from Crutchfield. For folks other than you, who are looking for a replacement for a 1.5 DIN radio, this one is available.
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I must be on the same page as you. I've been to all of those sites and i have googled those words daily. I notice there is a fella named Lester, he keeps posting his number to give him a call anytime. Hate to ask such an awkward question, but is he still kicking' and available to call. His posts are over 10yrs old now.
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I don't know Lester Miller. A few minutes searching the Web came up with a couple of leads.

There are ways of determining when an iRV2 user last posted. But, you have to know the iRV2 user name.

Best wishes on your quest.
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I don't know Lester Miller. A few minutes searching the Web came up with a couple of leads.

There are ways of determining when an iRV2 user last posted. But, you have to know the iRV2 user name.

Best wishes on your quest.
Forgot to mention. Lester isn't from this site.
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Suggest you try eBay. If nothing show up when you do your original search, create a search, that will notify you if one pops up at a later date.
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Amazingly I found a few missing items on Ebay. Thank God I have the Original Owners Manual with individual sections with original brochures and photos of every single item that came in this RV when new.
As luck would have it. The only folder that is empty is the one saying Motorola Radio. I've googled, binged, pintrested, motorola history, etc until i cant keep my eyes open anymore.
There just doesn't seem to be a radio or a two way radio or anything that actually has two knobs on the top. Am I overthinking it? Maybe its not a radio at all and its just a square and someone put two toggle switches about whatever might fit into that square hole? Any thoughts, clues or hints would be fantastic. Might just have to be my rear view video camera home. Hate to do that but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
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These older rigs do have a charm all their own, accompanied by the monstrous headaches trying to find replacement oem parts or upgrades that fit in.
A possible solution to your radio problem would be to find a piece of 1/8" thick black plastic to cover the entire area and cut in a current style radio.
I only suggest black to match the edge molding on the side of the console.
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These older rigs do have a charm all their own, accompanied by the monstrous headaches trying to find replacement oem parts or upgrades that fit in.
A possible solution to your radio problem would be to find a piece of 1/8" thick black plastic to cover the entire area and cut in a current style radio.
I only suggest black to match the edge molding on the side of the console.
I'll end up doing something like you say.
But now I am like a private eye. I feel like i just need to know what could have possibly went in that square hole with two round, possibly knob holes above it. So far, nothing exists, but something had to go there.
At leas the hole off to the side is just a toggle switch hole. The toggle switch is still up there.
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One thing to keep in mind is you never know what some previous owner tried to hack into there.
I've seem some unbelievably bad attempts to install things.
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I'll end up doing something like you say.
But now I am like a private eye. I feel like i just need to know what could have possibly went in that square hole with two round, possibly knob holes above it. So far, nothing exists, but something had to go there.
At leas the hole off to the side is just a toggle switch hole. The toggle switch is still up there.
Well if the owner was really into cb radio that could of been a kicker (lenier amp) to boost signal
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