mine had a place on it on the radio also I used a delete panel off a special to cover it. you could make a whole new panel out of sheet metal instead of the pot metal. the issue you will have you cant weld the pot metal stuff so if you want to use it you will need to figure out things like that. just depends how oem you want the inside to be. my car will look totally stock. inside other than having the chrome painted aluminum rather than chrome.