My car came dealer equipped with a FrigiKing AC unit as a console. However, in the 90s, the whole unit was unfortunately removed and tossed because it had broken. I wanted to replace the unit with a non-AC variety. My goal is to have something period correct that allows me to play music from my phone.
In my '66 Beetle, I used a RetroSound stereo with a vintage faceplate and knobs. This time I tried something different. Inspired by what I've seen on this site, I decided to use a vintage stereo and wire it to a BT receiver.
The parts gathering process took about 6 months. First was the short console itself. Then I acquired a speaker grill, which I straightened, polished/painted, and then added new fabric. Finally the stereo, wiring, and speaker, which came from vintageblau.com.