1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

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1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#1 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:31 pm

Hello again,

I installed the Becker Europa Radio into my car, i can see an outline for a Radio Faceplate (TrimPlate)
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2 questions:

(1) anyone have pictures of the Trim Plate that would have come installed with a Becker Europa radio?
Is the plate supposed to be Translucent? Plastic? or Other? No faceplate?
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(2) Does anyone have a Becker Europa AM/FM (M/U) or M/L/U Radio for sale?
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#2 Post by jim nelson » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:06 am

On my factory-installed Becker Grand Prix, there is a trim plate like the second one shown in the below picture. It appears as a chrome-like spray to the back of the plate.
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#3 Post by Emil Wojcik » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:21 am

Mine's original, factory-installed (per car's original invoice, even have the radio manual and folder) Becker Europa, but it's from 1964 so no idea if it would be the same for your '59

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#4 Post by max handley » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:49 pm

59 cab. With orig. Becker
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#5 Post by Joris Koning » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:49 pm

Original factory installation in my '59 cab.

As stated in the article on Becker radios I wrote for the magazine several years back, the A cars came with grey or beige face plates with the waffle pattern. The B and C cars seem to have been fitted with the waffle pattern plates with the chrome like backing. The coarse plate shown is a reproduction.
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#6 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:09 pm

thank you everyone for the comments and photos,
Joris, do you know where you can get Grey or Beige faceplate (original or reproduction)?

Thank you!!
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#7 Post by max handley » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:21 pm

https://www.koenigs-klassik-radios.de/e ... es/becker/

Scroll down you'll find it. You can always paint it with the rattle can beige available from NLA.
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#8 Post by jim nelson » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:29 am

max handley wrote:https://www.koenigs-klassik-radios.de/e ... es/becker/

Scroll down you'll find it. You can always paint it with the rattle can beige available from NLA.
The one from Koenigs Klassik is close, but lacks the checkered texture of the originals.

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#9 Post by max handley » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:19 am

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#10 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:46 am

Yes, I ordered from those guys before, they also have a "Becker"-plate as well... i think i will go along with your idea of getting the clear plastic one and painting it, unless i can find an original plate. I have a photo above of an original plate, but it comes with an NOS Radio. Unfortunately that radio is AM only.

I was wondering if i was to install it with no plate, what would i use to cover up the hole in the knob area?

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#11 Post by max handley » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:55 am

Ben wouldn't the bezels that hold the radio to the dash be sufficient to cover the holes.
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#12 Post by Joris Koning » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:00 am

The plate from oldtimer radio is the one to get for all Becker models except for the Mexico. For the Mexico get the plate from Konigs as his is the most accurate one. The plates were originally painted on the back side. Just carefully match and paint, easy job. I have not seen a NOS plate in years. Most of the original plates are often damaged. The German reproductions are really good, I doubt if anybody can tell them from the originals
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#13 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:55 pm

max handley wrote:Ben wouldn't the bezels that hold the radio to the dash be sufficient to cover the holes.
i thought it would, but it does not, or maybe it was not installed correctly, i will double-check, thanks!

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#14 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:56 pm

Joris Koning wrote:The plate from oldtimer radio is the one to get for all Becker models except for the Mexico. For the Mexico get the plate from Konigs as his is the most accurate one. The plates were originally painted on the back side. Just carefully match and paint, easy job. I have not seen a NOS plate in years. Most of the original plates are often damaged. The German reproductions are really good, I doubt if anybody can tell them from the originals
What color should it be painted? Thanks!

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#15 Post by max handley » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:00 pm

Mine which I assume is original is painted on the front side. 1959. Back side no paint.,bottom edge clear,void of paint. Color tan same as steering column, and horn , steering wheel .
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