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1980's 90's carphone
« on: 18 August 2013, 22:23:57 »

I'm restoring my 1981 phase 1 BMW 635 and one item I have had no success in finding is a good beige coloured lower dash section but beige ( or parchment )  was a rare colour of interior on the phase 1 and so far a worldwide search ( seriously )  has turned up nothing .
I want to replace it due to the fact that way back the car has had an early carphone fitted and four holes have been drilled to mount the handset cradle .
It's occured to me that if I can't source the section or until I do a period handset and cradle fitted would look good even though it was for show only .
I'm looking for a 80's or 90's phone like this , has anyone got an old one, with cradle , in the loft or back of the garage somewhere ?
I'll buy it of course.

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Re: 1980's 90's carphone
« Reply #1 on: 18 August 2013, 22:39:23 »

Ive got proper Motarola GSM kits, Handset, Unit and Hands Free Kits kicking around some where from that decade. Believe it or not they fetch good money now. ;)
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Re: 1980's 90's carphone
« Reply #2 on: 18 August 2013, 22:49:15 »

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I want to replace it due to the fact that way back the car has had an early carphone fitted and four holes have been drilled to mount the handset cradle . ....

I seem to remember that a while back, someone on the ABS forum had a panel repaired because of the same. The repair was virtually invisible.
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Re: 1980's 90's carphone
« Reply #3 on: 19 August 2013, 10:13:32 »

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Re: 1980's 90's carphone
« Reply #4 on: 19 August 2013, 11:03:02 »

There is/was a company re gutting them with modern phone guts to work.

Might have one at home somewere. Cant check till weekend tho.
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Re: 1980's 90's carphone
« Reply #6 on: 19 August 2013, 23:14:52 »

spares car have what you are looking for?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-635-csi-spare-or-repair-/261262530883?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3cd475d943
Thanks for that but that's a phase 2 car ( e28 chassis ) and the interior is Pearl beige which is actually a long way from parchment .
Just to clarify things , I'm not actually looking for an operational carphone just the cradle and handset . I had and used those phones in the day , better off with one in your pocket ....... ;)
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Re: 1980's 90's carphone
« Reply #7 on: 20 August 2013, 18:28:45 »

Sorry I can't help with where to find one but....

that would be so cool to have a working one! when you get one are they easy to hook up to actually work?
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Re: 1980's 90's carphone
« Reply #8 on: 20 August 2013, 20:50:53 »

Sorry I can't help with where to find one but....

that would be so cool to have a working one! when you get one are they easy to hook up to actually work?

Got a couple installed in our cars - Motorola M8989 and a Motorola 2700. work very nicely with a max 8 Watt power off the beaten track.

 
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