restoration -- HOLES & parts
OK, so I have a 1976 CJ5 Jeep. I love it.
The owners before me put a nice, swing-out rack on the back for the spare. Holes on the right rear, where the spare first was, remain.
I also recently bought a new pair of visors to install (the old ones are gone; the new ones are made for this year of Jeep, I'm told) but they don't fit. Well, they would fit if I drill new holes (the original holes are about 18 inches apart; the new ones are about 14 inches apart).
I even have a great looking firewall/dash with nice gauges, most of which work. BUT someone previously mounted something horizontal -- not sure what -- above the speedometer. Whatever it was is gone and four small holes remain.
QUESTIONS: What do you do about all the holes? I don't want to fill them and have to sand and paint the truck. Do you install the visors, drilling new holes? If not, how do you find "stock" or original parts like that? What does everyone else do?