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As reference - my dash is original - never been out of the car and is finished as John describes.

Some nut did take the steering wheel off to replace the detent plate and didn't do a very good job lining it up when he put it back on....ooops....guess that was me but I fixed it!




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vintage 60's white Firestone floor mats....heh


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It must handle pretty good if you can go 70mph and take a picture at the same time.

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Thanks John - yes - I'm very lucky it handles great ......


One of these days I'll have to take a pic at top speed like in my MGA....

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Eric:
Looking at your last picture, it's nice to see the door panel line up with the metal cover plate and also line up so nicely with the front kick panel. Sure wish the new ones were like that. Carl H. and myself are taking our panels apart to get them to look like yours. Jealous.
I also like John's catch on the speedo showing 70 when the pic was taken.
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Don:
Let us know how the radio works out. Feedback on things like that are always appreciated.
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It must handle pretty good if you can go 70mph and take a picture at the same time.

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Heh... heh... Been there!
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Eric is that a " Tom Tom " ( GPS ) on the dash left side
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Mike - that's cool.
Our Fuel and Temp gauges are at exactly the same place too -
I was just an hour behind...


Dan
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"Oldie but a goodie"
Folks get a laugh out of the "modern" equipment in the old car. (well at least it was modern equipment years ago when I bought it)
I ain't stopin' to ask for stinkin' directions

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Wish I could say they fit great but where the panel meets the wind lace the panel has bowed out a bit over 55 years. I'm lucky that Dad and Mom kept the car in a garage all it's life and most parts are original and how they were installed at the factory. Too bad the replacement parts are not exactly right - hope you guys find an easy fix...

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The ribbed parts were definitely painted to tone down the chrome. Most likely to cut down on the glare. You can certainly leave them shiny if that's your preference. I prefer to make them look factory and cover them with some flat clear.

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... I didn't think of that. Guess I'll be leaving the matte finish alone then on the instr panel & glove box door. At least for now. Other projects await.
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... is done. Instructions were good that came with the unit. and Gary was responsive via email for questions. I removed the original console speaker which was shot and wired Custom Autosound Undercover 1 under the front seats. Had to convert driver's seat to manual to allow the speaker to fit. Fits under passenger seat just fine. Also moved the driver's seat back using the alternate set of mounting holes on the tracks. Did not remove passenger seat...was easy to fish the speaker wire down underneath with the console removed.

Wiring hook ups were straight forward and my only issue was self-inflicted. In reconnecting the power I connected the radio to the clock power feed (which had previously been disconnected by someone who forgot they did it ) instead of the switched radio power feed. Doh!

FM reception is good and the unit works as advertised. It is plenty loud for whatever listening I'm likely to do. Phase 2 of this project will involve a pair of kick panel speakers and I'm looking for any ideas on that. I got a couple of spare kick panels to experiment a little with, but I'm anticipating something surface mounted. They will not have to carry much of the bottom end load - the underseat speakers are plenty bassy. With alittle tweaking to what's going on under the seat I think I can remedy some of that with some foam rubber type insulation for the speakers to rest on and to fill that channel under the seat tracks.

If anyone is interested I have a $20 off coupon for a stereo conversion from Tayman that is good until Jul 1 2015. If you PM me your address I'll mail it to you.
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