I have the CFR2136. I just used what came with the rack, nothing added except the 1U power conditioner from Sanus.
The blank plates are included, and I diid not modify them. There are some gaps, but I wasn't that worried about it. If I wanted everything flush mounted, I'd order some additional blanking plates, and cut openings in them for each component, and place them over top of the shelves, but I didn't really feel like going through the effort for something that'll be hidden most of the time anyway.
If you want cooling, just get the EcoSystem controller from Sanus that gives you 5V and 12V outputs, then use their 3U silent fan plates. place one in the bottom of the case, and one at the top controlled by the EcoSystem controller. That would also allow for work lights and rack lights to be controlled as well. You can download a schematic of the Sanus racks from their website at sanus.com
The rack has a 3U opening in the back that can be put at the top or bottom of the case (mine is at the bottom where the speaker cables are going out) as well as a 3U opening in the top of the rack case, and one in the bottom. This, in addition to having 36U worth of space in the front for fan plates gives plenty of cooling options.
3U opening at bottom rear of rack. This 3U opening plate can be relocated to the top of the rear as well.
This is the Sanus power conditioner that displays voltage, current draw, etc, and has two 3-LED pull-out lights and 11 outlets in the back as well as one switched outlet in front
both side panels and the rear panel are removable, without the need for any tools. the rear panel also locks, and locks for the side panels as well are optional. The front door can be removed with two slide pins, after removing the grounding strap, and can be reversed to open from the opposite side, or just left off entirely. The front door latch also locks.
again, sorry for the mess of cables. This setup is temporary, and everything is coming back out when I get the money together to do some remodeling and put this rack in the wall, and drywall and frame up around it. This is also going to require me to do a lot of re-wiring in the room for the speaker plates etc so I just have this set up for now so it 'works.'