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Hey everybody-
My custom center console is going to hold my CD player so now I'm left with a gaping hole in the dash. I have heard of the Shelby block off plates but they seem a little pricey. Any ideas on what to cover the hole with? Filling and painting is not something I am interested in doing by the way.

P.J.

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I have a factory blanking plate in the race car dash....IIRC, on the early cars, a radio was an extra cost option, around 57.00 I believe...

Another option would be to install an old factory AM radio, working or not....it lends a stock appearance to the dash and might deceive someone who would suspect a sound system upgrade if there was a blanking plate there...

Just a thought...

Pat
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I"ve got a piece of brushed aluminum on the back side of the dash, held in place with some stainless button head bolts. This is where I've got my shift light, fuel pump warning light, and room for one more with future mods.

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to make it look nice and blend in with the rest of your interior, I think a certain amount of filling and painting will be necessary. I used very thin "roof flashing" that I purchased at Home Depot and epoxied it over the existing radio area. I blended the edges of the roof flashing to the surrounding dash using a sanding drum on a Dremel tool. A little bit of two part glazing putty finished it off and presented a "factory look". I also took out the dash pad mounting metal to give it a very clean appearance to make the gauges stand out more....

http://www.bossman-motorsports.com/65stang/dash8.jpg

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