I have recently purchased a 59 Bird with no heat. The plate in the engine compartment ois made of metal and has rolled edges and looks like it really is a factory install. However, the plate that is in the dash looks like it could have come from the factory, but I am really not sure. I understand that there is someone in the Rochester NY area that has a California Squarebird with heat delete. If you read this, or if anyone knows how I could contact this person, I'd love to get a picture of the dash delete plate. My email address is email@example.com
PS I'd be happy to send pictures of my dash plate. I am going to remove the console to get a picture of the rear of this item as well to see how it is mounted. Not sure how to post pictures on this site.