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Steve also installed a factory clock in the dash that Ken Dennison had brought to my attention on ebay. Apparently, the clock was an item that was added to the car on the assembly line or possibly at the dealership) after the completed dash was installed as the ‘Assembly Manual’ has instructions on how to install the clock. Of course, when purchasing NOS things, sometimes it is not all there: the mounting plate was not so we had to figure out how to correctly drill a hole and center the clock. We started by screwing the blank plate to a block of wood. We had a hole saw that was 1/8” too small, we placed the hole saw without it’s center drill in place, dropped in a center punch to mark where to start the drill tip and gave it a whack with a hammer. After drilling the large hole through the metal, I continued drilling out about ½” deep into the wood. I chiseled out the disc of wood so that the cutting mandrill had somewhere to go as we enlarged the hole. The filler trim piece has the F85 logo bit that fastens to that plate just like a fender badge. I will use it to dress up a removable drink console I want to make to sit between the seats for when driving.

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