I don't want to cut into the console any more. I like it clean and free of clutter. There just isn't that much stuff so I think I can get it all in there. I could pull the ignition panel apart to save space. The gauges are all pretty much optional. I've never had more than a tach with alarms so I know that can be enough. Just lots of options. I want to keep the box to contain the wiring as I have access to the backside under the console for storage, I don't need stuff getting snagged. I have a couple friends with a CNC plasma cutter and another with a water jet so I'll do the panels myself
also means I don't have to get it perfect the first time. I only wish we had some place to get it anodized locally. Paint and powdercoat are my local options.
That icom is cool but $400!