Convert the dash ashtray to hold fuse panel?

munger77

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Has anyone done this? If so, photos would help - I'm interested in re-purposing Ashtray/cigarette lighter to a stock-looking but hidden cover for a painless fuse box or cup holder. LMK, thx very much.
 

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I mounted an auxiliary panel on the right side of the dash.....

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It is under the right side corner of the dash frame. Fuses are much easier to access compared to the "inside the glove box" location.
 

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That is a good idea; I have a good amount of room and and classic Auto air, so plenty of room like yours. Anyone else?
 

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Ha ha. I have Classic Auto Air too.
 

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I have a similar panel, what did you tap for power?
 

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On the advice of FBBO member @1 Wild R/T , I ran the power to the starter relay though a Bosch 20/30 amp 5 pin relay.
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I fabricated a metal clip that hooks onto the bottom of the dash where the fuse box normally mounts with a screw.
Now I can unhook it and hold it in my hand…..much better access but only what the slack on the wire allows
 
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