Viva GT: centre consul part 2
Its always a tense time when one cuts into a 50 year old consul in order to fit the radio, but after a nights sleep on the work of yesterday, I decided the car is to be used and I like to listen to the radio, so best I get on with it. Its a little bit wider than the chrome trims so they needed to be cut.
So far today I am now at this stage, the top chrome trim is still requiring my attention, some filler and a steady hand / silver chrome paint will sort that a treat. Before anyone says on social media, no the radio is not on the wonk, its level, the gearstick gaiter is not sitting square and the image is on an angle.
I have also added that metal bar at the top I mentioned yesterday to hold to the top in place. As can be seen in the image below.
The radio itself is a hugly overpriced £15 inc postage (even cheaper if you look around on eBay) and features lots of things I doubt I will need, but if I can get Radio 2 & 4 plus play some MP3’s job done.
Note the depth of the radio is very small and allows access to the gauges easier, it also allows me the room I will need at a later date for the heater modifications I want. I am passing those for now, as getting the car to a working state is the goal at the minute.