I’m very proud to present my latest interior accessory: the Retro HVAC Plate. This is one I’ve been asked to do many times. Also, the trim ring is my very first machined part. I’m pretty excited.
These parts are, obviously, inspired directly by the AWD HVAC panel. It’s a piece I’ve had in my collection for a long time and have always loved. I opened up the “portholes” as much as the OEM plastic panel allows so that it would work with all of my designs. Mine is aluminum vs. stainless on the AWD piece. And mine is anodized.
The trim ring is also very similar to the AWD piece. There’s minor differences in angles and finish. It works with my vent ring design so well, I didn’t want to change much. Unfortunately, the trim ring was stupid expensive to make. Just one of them costs 50% more than a whole set of four vent rings, my cost. But I had to start somewhere with machined parts.
And there’s the real reason it exists – the reason ANY of my parts exist – I wanted to have it in Sharka. I looked at the center tombstone one day and thought to myself “I need a black anodized metal cover.” A few months later, there it is.
It’s subtle. It’s very classy. It’s exactly what I wanted.
You can order your own Retro HVAC Plate right now. It’s in my store and should be available for quite a long time. I had a ton of them made up. And if you only want the trim ring, I sell it separately.
Onto the next project!