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So this next batch of photos show my ideas on a stereo.
As you all know, we are talking 1970's interiors here, and as I want to use the car, a bit of music would be nice.
The centre consul had been drilled with odd switches here and there, so wasn't very tidy so I thought, "nothing ruined".
I had a stereo out of a 156 which I always thought had a nice look about it. (I don't like flashing lights and gimmicky coloured units ). So I bought off ebay a central panel for a 156 so that the shaped head unit had the proper housing.
I cut the old consul to take the section of the 156 then grafted the two parts with glass fibre. Stopper (a fine filler) was then used to smooth out the repairs before spraying in a satin two pack paint.
A new wire loom was made to connect the stereo so that all functions work as per factory settings.
At this point, I also fitted wiring for an alarm system for security.
I also made a new parcel shelf as my original was rotten from water damage.
I think the look I achieved is quite retro and doesn't look out of place.