Not sure yet! I need to disconnect the gauges which is several hours of work between draining the antifreeze and disconnecting the oil pressure line and crawling around under the dash to feed the wires and tubing. I may do the final mock up next weekend but don't want to take the car out of commission tomorrow in case I don't have time to get ot back together. Always takes longer than you think! I am pretty sure I will be able to see them, they don't really sit that far back. The space in front will be useful for something small, maybe a phone or wallet at best but I had them flush mounted before and I really wanted them set back.