If anyone has an "extra" 299C faceplate laying around I would be interested in buying it. I dog eared the one on mine and it's driving me nuts. I'm looking for one that's in good shape with all the lettering present. Thanks for reading my post.
Agree that the "big auction site" is the place to find one, although a very nice condition faceplate only may be rare. You may need to purchase a non-working unit with a nice faceplate, make a swap, then sell the non-working unit.