After 3 applications of bondo and a lot of sanding inbetween, time to move on to the spot putty. (image038 and image044) Went down to hand sanding for the most part. I was just careful to keep everything very smooth. I think I did 3 or 4 applications of spot putty and sanding before I called it good enough.
Then on to primer. (image046). Remeber kids, lots of thin coats, not one or two thick ones. Then do your wet-sanding. Grab a spray bottle and 800 or higher sandpaper. The water lubricates but more importantly keeps the sandpaper from getting clogged up in less than a minute. I did about 5 or 6 primer applications and wet-sandings.
I also made a metal mounting bracket for my processor and DVD player. Grabbed a square of sheet metal from the home depot and bent it by hand. Some eyeballin' and sharpies marked out the pattern as I went. Zip a couple screws in and nothing is moving anywhere. Then to give it a bit of support while in the console, I added some small supports and glued them in with some 5 min epoxy. (image061 and image062 and image065)