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Fiberglass dash/console from Innovations review by Dan Hoopes:

Well, yesterday, about 10 minutes before the VW club meeting, I finished putting in my innovations fiberglass center console unit. Like all fiberglass parts, it came with no holes. A day later and i still itch from the little fiberglass splinters from all the cutting. In case anyone is considering this mod, I'll tell you what fit.

I was just barely able to fit my alpine detatchable face stereo (standard size) and four VDO 2 1/16" gauges in the upper flat surface and still look good. There would even be enough room for a cigarette lighter/power outlet on the flat part. I had to cut a hole for the shifter, and because I use a scat dragfast, it was a good-sized hole. I made it so that the boot looks like it comes off the console, so it has the new-car shifter look. I was also able to cut holes and install two 4" round speakers on the side of the console (for a total of 6 speakers in the square now!).

Also, I remember someone asking about the size of speaker that goes under the dash. While I was doing all this, I decided to put one in. It is a standard 4 by 6 inch dash speaker. This size doesn't come with grilles, but we won't need them anyway.

After it was all said and done, I have say that it looks pretty damn awesome! Much more modern look and holds all my darkside goodies no problem with its sturdy construction.

Two complaints: 1. The top doesn't quite match (but it tries) the funny radio "notch" ( i don't know what else to call it). It goes in and looks fine, but it could be better. 2. The part nearest the driver's feet flares out a little and since i am 6'2", I did some finageling to make it a little narrower.

I also got a glove box from them. It fits well, but it could be 1/4" wider for fit perfectly. But none of that paper dust crap in there now. I can use it like a gove box should be used.

Dan Hoopes
'67 Square, "Stanley"
Provo, Utah