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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 18, 8:44 AM Thread Starter
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1970 Chevelle radio hole

I'm building a pro-touring type car and I'm running a repo ss style dash. I had originally planned on filling in the radio and radio knob holes and repainting the dash.

But I like the dash how it is and I'm thinking about filling the radio holes with power window switches. Has anybody made use of this space of the dash with any kind of filler knobs or switches? If I have to I'll put a original style radio but I'd rather make use of the space.
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Re: 1970 Chevelle radio hole

I decided from day one after I got my chevelle I would not put a radio in it, and besides, one of the P.O.’s had already hacked it up. Here’s what I did…
Top row, left to right:
Line lock indicator led, line lock master power, gauge color change, starter interrupt.
Bottom row left to right:
Alternator led (that one was tricky), gauge selector rotary switch, gauge set/program switch. A/F gauge on right.
Toggles are locking type, must be pulled out before movement in either direction.
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I'm building a pro-touring type car. I like the dash how it is and I'm thinking about filling the radio holes with power window switches.
Just to throw this out, you don't have to limit yourself to power window switches that are the full current type in that all of the power and grounds flow through the switch to power the window motors. With some relays and other parts you can use low amperage switches and also add in modules like are on new cars that are available from the aftermarket that can convert the windows to one touch up and/or down and some of these modules can also be wired into remote control systems to where when the doors get locked or an alarm is turned on, all of the windows get rolled up.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 18, 11:56 AM
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I decided from day one after I got my chevelle I would not put a radio in it, and besides, one of the P.O.’s had already hacked it up. Here’s what I did…
Top row, left to right:
Line lock indicator led, line lock master power, gauge color change, starter interrupt.
Bottom row left to right:
Alternator led (that one was tricky), gauge selector rotary switch, gauge set/program switch. A/F gauge on right.
Toggles are locking type, must be pulled out before movement in either direction.

That's really slick!
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Re: 1970 Chevelle radio hole

I think if I were going to relocate the power window switches from the doors, I'd put in relays. Power windows have a pretty high current draw and adding significant extra wire length doesn't help the situation.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 18, 12:38 PM
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That's really slick!
Thanks, lots of wiring and planning involved in that setup. The gauges are Marshall 69 series, pretty cool.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 18, 2:25 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1970 Chevelle radio hole

Thanks for the replies, I was planning on running relays with some nice billet switches. I have a radio in my car but it'll be in a late model center console.

I've already modified my Monte Carlo dash to get rid of the radio hole, but I wasn't satisfied with the way it turned out.
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