Radio delete plates for sale on Ebay

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Originally posted by Matthijs Lindeman:
In case someone is in need of these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DETOM...e:g:y~gAAMXQcVNQ80Mr


I have no idea what the original ones were like as far as quality is concerned, but I bought a Radio blanking plate, from where I cannot remember, it did cost me £18! It was of such poor quality, I had much sympathy for the trash bin it immediately went in. I pushed in an old none working radio, which looked far better.
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Originally posted by Peter Fenlon:
quote:
Originally posted by Matthijs Lindeman:
In case someone is in need of these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DETOM...e:g:y~gAAMXQcVNQ80Mr



The entire point of these things is to provide what is likely a temporary patch inexpensively.

In this day of being able to make anything on a three way mill I've never seen even an attempt at making anything substantial from something like a piece of aluminum plate.

Maybe a 3d printer could do a better job?
I have no idea what the original ones were like as far as quality is concerned, but I bought a Radio blanking plate, from where I cannot remember, it did cost me £18! It was of such poor quality, I had much sympathy for the trash bin it immediately went in. I pushed in an old none working radio, which looked far better.
Doug,

I didn't get an Aluminium plates it was plastic, and wasn't fantastic.

I suspect lots of DeTomaso owners never installed a radio in their cars and would have expected the slot for the radio to be in keeping with the rest of the interior, which was very good in the day.
There is no aluminum plate.

The alternative to the plastic plate is a piece of tape over the hole or maybe some rolled up tissue paper stuffed in the hole like with a new pair of shoes?

Which would you rather have?

No one ever anticipated that block off plate to be a collectors item or a significant part of the interior decor. Wink
The later original blanking plate was plastic with a chromed edging finish. The reproductions are in keeping with the original design, but I haven't seen one in the flesh to assess quality.

Prior to the reproductions coming available originals were selling for $300+

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