FIrst of all, don't laugh and don't try to steer me to "upgrades", as I'd like to do it this way...
I currently have the stone stock am/fm radio, with two speakers (in the doors) in my '97 standard cab "beater". The speakers may have been upgraded at one time, but that's not germane to what I need to know. Note the operative word, "beater".
All I want to do is be able to play my iphone through the stereo with halfways decent fidelity. At 54, and having been to lots of concerts, including Led Zep, BOC and other loud bands, as well as listening to more than my share of loud music at elevated volumes and power tool usage, a really expensive system would be wasted on me :)
I bought a stock stereo from a vendor on FleaBay without doing enough research
My fault. Anyway, it's a cassette set, but has, alas, low-level outputs that have to go to an amp. So now I need to find a factory amp. Where in the vehicle do they hide the amp? I'd like to try pulling one from the junkyard (from a Ranger or an Explorer) and getting everything together for a semi-decent setup. Again, I am not interested in making a mobile studio - it's a vehicle with 170000 miles on it that I use for Lowe's runs and towing my little bass boat. Cheap is the operative word here.