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Old 02-15-2015, 06:10 PM
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Default Center Console Replacement

Decided to build a replacement center console for my 2000. It started when I could not find a suitable place to install my switch panel for the airbag inflation switch's and gauge. So I removed the center console and built a mock up out of cardboard and went from there. The cardboard mockup was 4 inches longer than the wooden one. I decided to attach the CB to the front of it.
I ended up with a console 14" wide x 17" long x 15" on the back side(passenger side). It is 9" high on the drivers side and makes a nice arm rest. The panel is going to 16 gauge steel. I have to finalize the gauge layout and cut out the rough holes with the plasma cutter.
I picked up some fabric that is a little darker than I like but it was the closest thing I could find. I am moving 3 switches to the console right now and the Pacbrake air bag controls. I wanted something I can add more to in the future. I will post more as I go. Plan to work on it a little during the week since I brought it in the house out of the cold. I also removed the seat belt for the center seat.
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Old 02-15-2015, 06:14 PM
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Looking good so far!
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Old 02-15-2015, 06:48 PM
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I always like comparing the carcass to the finish product.
They never seem to be the same animal.
Wanted to make sure I was in on this thread.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:03 AM
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Thank you for the comments. This build is subject to change, I always come with small changes or ideas as I go usually. Not rushing with project so I can think it through. So far I like what I see.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:20 AM
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Looks good!
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:41 AM
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A few more pictures. CB is mounted and bought switches. Only paid a little over $8 since the last RadioShack is closing in Sheboygan.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:33 AM
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You got the switches pretty cheap. I don't like to see Radio Shack close, but time have changed. I am hoping the one left close to me stays open. Keep up the good work!
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Had 2 Radio Shacks here and they both (sorry to say) went with the wind.
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:13 AM
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We had two here at one time also. One closed a few years ago, but they were a real small store so no real surprise there.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:39 PM
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There use to be 3 with in a 15 minute drive of me and the last one is closing. I think the one up in Manitowoc(about 30 minutes north of Sheboygan) is still open I hope.

As far as the console I probably won't be doing much till the weekend. Don't want to turn on the heat in the garage for a couple hours of work at night. Hope to have it covered by then though. I picked up some foam to make a padded arm rest. Stay warm everyone, tomorrows high is 0 by me.
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