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I'm still in the initial planning stages of a complete resto of my 65 coupe. I've heard of people opting for a marine-style fuse panel to replace the original. Other than the obvious 'newness' for the electrical flow, is there any other benefits to this move? And if there is, what kind of panel should I allow for?
Thanks from Nova Scotia
 

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Bill,

I don't know about replacement fuse panels, but I added an extra one to my car. Placed it on the passenger inner fender area, just aft of the starter relay. Bought it from a local auto electric store for about $15.00. I bought the marine grade (solid brass). I also puchased a Radio Shack project box to be used as a cover for the fuses. I will add two brass studs from the base of the fuse panel, and attach the cover with two brass wingnuts.



Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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Marine-style, if it really is what is says, is able to withstand extreme conditions (salt sea water) better than standard equipment. I guess it'd corrode less quickly...
 

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If your a big guy like me, anywhere would be better than where it is.
I think the people who decided to put the fuse block where it is are
real little people. The marine block is a good idea. I moved a lot of
my electrical over to the passenger side also.
 
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Thanks for the input everyone! I think I'll go that way 'cause I'm really close to the Northeast coast and I hate the original location of the panel!
 
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