1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#16 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:06 pm

max handley wrote: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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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#17 Post by max handley » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:31 pm

Front ,Bottom edge, back.

Had to glue the cracked area, repainted with tan paint form NLA,
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#18 Post by max handley » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:39 pm

Ready to install.
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#19 Post by Joris Koning » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:32 am

Max,

You have the plate installed wrong. The waffle side goes towards the dash.

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#20 Post by max handley » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:49 am

Thanks Joris , right you are.
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#21 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:53 pm

max handley wrote:Thanks Joris , right you are.
so which side gets painted? the "flat" side or the "textured" side? I am assuming the "flat" side

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#22 Post by max handley » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:58 pm

Joris has it right the waffle or textured side gets painted and also faces the dash when installed. I was wrong in assuming the textured side faced out.

Now with that understood does the clear Becker faceplate from Oldtimer Radio have a waffle pattern on it?
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#23 Post by Eric Lenius » Thu May 24, 2018 1:23 am

Any opinions as to which of the two would be installed in a factory installation in an 1960 B with a July completion date?

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#24 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Thu May 24, 2018 7:38 am

Does anyone know where i can get a faceplate? oldtimerradio does not sell the waffle textured plate anymore, and koenigs-klassik-radios version is not correct.

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#25 Post by Eric Lenius » Thu May 24, 2018 8:14 am

Does anyone have an idea of which version of the plate should be installed in a 1960 356B (Kardex date 7/1960) with factory installed Europa? silver?

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#26 Post by Benjamin Abraham » Thu May 24, 2018 8:18 am

Eric Lenius wrote:Does anyone have an idea of which version of the plate should be installed in a 1960 356B (Kardex date 7/1960) with factory installed Europa? silver?

Thanks!
I see... my attempts to hijack my thread back from a "hijacker" has failed :D

Eric,

I think it was the non-textured Chrome/Silver faceplate...
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hopefully, others can confirm this.... (now... please give me back my thread) :)

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#27 Post by Joris Koning » Thu May 24, 2018 2:59 pm

a '60 car should have the waffle face plate. Silver/chromed most likely but this is a topic for debate
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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#28 Post by Eric Lenius » Thu May 24, 2018 3:56 pm

Thanks!

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Re: 1959 Becker Europa (Tube) Radio Trim question

#29 Post by John Lindstrom » Mon May 28, 2018 6:23 pm

The one on my 59 is clear. Not sure if it’s the original.

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