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    that radio looks like a great spot... is that 2din? That looks like the best location to me. There's a reason they put the radio where it is. Not too much light hitting it and easy to see and operate from the drivers side.

    A 7" would probably fit right in there. Don't know if you were thinking of getting something bigger though.

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    MicroMark has a miniature 12V jigsaw for about $50. If you are doing some intricate cutting in dash plastic, there is no substitute. Best $50 you will ever spend. If you ever tried accurately cutting plastic with a spiral bit or a cutting wheel you will understand.
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    @ Chronyx

    That’s the same as my wife’s car.
    Please report here because when I finish my car ( if I ever finish ) I’m going to “upgrade” the Fiesta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy
    Living vicariously because my wife won't let me cut up our Yukon...
    get the same dash from a salvage yard and work on that..?
    don't let a day go by without finding some wonder in it...

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    sailkano got it right use a junk yard dash first, also to make heater cables longer surch at the junk yard or use cables from a bike shifter.

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    Hope I'm not too late for slushieken, but I used to have a 97 silverado that has the exact same interior. Looky what I did:


    Those AC controls are electronic. There are NO VACUUM LINES. I had a writeup and pictures and everything for this, but my site got lost in the great crash and I, being the idiot that I am, didnt back up my files locally.

    If I recall correctly, that AC control unit is nothing but switches and rheostats. You could concievably replace the whole thing with a relay card and some sort of digital potientiometer that is controlled by the computer.

    I'd go into a lot more detail, but I think this thread has been jacked enough.
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    U r not too late... can you get a more straight on shot? I would really appreciate it. I will PM u too. Thanks!

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    Thats the best surviving picture of my truck. Had to sell it 2 years ago
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    my life story... thanx though!

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