if you remember I managed to source an original ashtray, not that I smoke but it was one of them details that makes me a saddo!!

if you mount it as the original is in the AK tunnel, its open to the elements, so in my hour (as recommended by John) I made a housing to fit in the tunnel in front of the gear stick - another job ticked off the list...!!

the above shows the bottom, made out of 1.5mm ali, below shows the top and the base, the base is 2mm so I can tap it to fasten the ashtray case to the bottom

once the ali box is bonded in, sealed below shows how it fits, the carpet will cover the ali box and fit under the lip of the ashtray