FWIW in my Not So HO recover the vinyl. Not difficult for a professional. I have never liked the Speaker Delete Option, Steve H. is right, it is a long run of wood and after looking at the speaker grill for 44 years it appears odd. Just me. I am okay with the gauges in the speaker grill, Steve's installation is interesting. Has anyone simply cut the holes in the original grill keeping the wood slats and fabric behind them?This is my over-the-top setup. Like everything of mine, they are just parts in a bin at the moment. There is something about four gauges that looks less appealing than three. As mentioned I like data, and I’m keeping my original non-AC console and wood tray.
I’m using AC console sides, as the gauge plate is based off of an AC face plate. The AC console puts your gauges at about a 45 degree viewing angle. I’m currently in the process of filling the AC vent holes on the side and having it professionally recovered.
See other four gauge console examples from Duane Sword and DeQuincy.
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I would love to have ac, but that will never happen. And I love the wood tray with its rubber slats. Compliments the rest of the wood and eliminates the massive, to me, ac vents, switches.