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Old 04-08-2016, 01:12 PM
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My 60 squarebird does not have a radio access cover. Do the covers have vinyl over the metal or are they just metal? Thanks
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:19 PM
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They are just painted metal.

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Old 04-08-2016, 03:10 PM
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I cheated and used a piece of stainless that I buffed. Unless you get really low in the car you can't see it anyways, but it gives a little extra brightness to the map light.
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Thanks for the post and pix Nyles. Years ago, when Alexander had his Golde Top, he decided to add a map light under his radio, for better lighting of the interior. So he made one using the base plate on the radio. After I had my '59's interior re-done, and put a long stemmed Yellow Rose in the center console, I decided to do what Alexander did. So I used his instructions in the Technical Resource Library on how to make one. It works well for me, and when driving at night, I can flick on the light switch and light up the rose. Here is the TRL link for this and also some pix of my set up. I like that Nyles made his of stainless steel, and did it a bit differently than what Alexander did, but it works.

Here you will see what the center console with the rose in it looks like before I modified that radio cover, and then the parts and what it looks like with the light in place.
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Both very nice
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