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    Mk1 escort audio options...ashtray size?

    All.

    My car has a missing ashtray (the standard spinner in the centre of the switch panel). I have a hole and wondered how to fill it.

    I am not a smoker although keeping some originality means i may search for an ashtray (and probably need to take out another mortgage for it).

    A little part of me thought about a subtle audio install. Something that fits in the same hole slot.

    Anyone know the size of the ashtray (I am not home...Or in the same country as my car at the moment)?
    Anyone know of any off the shelf audio that will fit?

    Any pics of installs?

    I know i am pestering a lot. My mind sadly works a million miles an hour. I work hard (i am a mechanical designer in the auto (RF) industry) and spread myself thin in my free time.

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    Re: Mk1 escort audio options...ashtray size?

    Run a large flexi pipe from the air filter to the ash tray hole and listen to that girl sing

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    Re: Mk1 escort audio options...ashtray size?

    Quote Originally Posted by davemk1 View Post
    Run a large flexi pipe from the air filter to the ash tray hole and listen to that girl sing
    and gas myself in the process

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    Re: Mk1 escort audio options...ashtray size?

    You might be able to do something with one of these if you can remote mount the control knobs.

    https://www.retrocarstuff.com/shop/c...una-black-bare

    Or if you can loose one of the switches you will be able to fit a single din stereo which is 180 x 50 mm in between the other four. I can't remember how wide the ash tray is but its about 50 mm tall.

    I intend to do something similar in my MK2. losing the ashtray and fag lighter gives me just enough space to fit a stereo between the switches.

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    Re: Mk1 escort audio options...ashtray size?

    Ooh. They are a bit special...Im going to have to route around those a bit more. Cheers Chris.

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    Mk1 escort audio options...ashtray size?

    I had the same idea! Thought about originality....then remembered what happenens to unused ashtrays???
    They end up full if noisy, rattly bits... coins, bulbs, fuses etc etc.
    So decided to fit a stereo...looks ok imo 👌

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    Re: Mk1 escort audio options...ashtray size?

    Quote Originally Posted by 123-lorrydriver View Post
    looks ok imo
    Just ok, looks better than just ok to me. Almost looks like it was made for it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyrob View Post
    Just ok, looks better than just ok to me. Almost looks like it was made for it...
    Nice one mate! 👍
    Upsets a few of the purists though 🙈
    Saw a mk2 last week that has done the same....

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    Re: Mk1 escort audio options...ashtray size?

    Quote Originally Posted by 123-lorrydriver View Post
    Upsets a few of the purists though 🙈
    Saw a mk2 last week that has done the same....
    I'm sure it does.. But I'm far from a purist I suppose thats why I like...

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    Mk1 escort audio options...ashtray size?

    Quote Originally Posted by rallyrob View Post
    I'm sure it does.. But I'm far from a purist I suppose thats why I like...
    Thinking I'm like you..... thats why I do....
    😊

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