4 Speed console brackets

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  1. Joey4speed

    Joey4speed FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I ordered the console brackets for my 69 GTS, since it originally had a 4 speed console with the N-85 Tach. I'm not exactly sure where the 3 brackets go (see pic from AMD). I did see the automatic trans schematic on FABO but the 4 speed looks different. American Metal Direct has NO idea either.
    Can anybody shed some light on this?
    Thanks
    Console Brackets | AMD 490-1067-MS
     
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    The 4-speed console parts shown are the front bracket, the end bracket, and the seat stop. You can see the seat stop right next to the shifter. Here is a picture...

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  3. Joey4speed

    Joey4speed FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Thanks Hemi.
    Much appreciated
     
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    Joey4speed FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Why do you call it a seat stop?
     
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    I believe it keeps the bench seat from being moved too far forward and interfering with the shifter mechanism.
     
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    • Joey4speed

      Joey4speed FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Makes sense. Wonder if its needed for bucket seats.
       
    • 6pk2goDemon

      6pk2goDemon Mopar Mod Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      The front & rear console brackets are the same for 4-speed & auto. They're also located in the identical location...


      It's only needed on a bench seat to keep it from moving too far forward & interfering with your shifting. You can leave that bracket off with bucket seats. You can see the seat stop bracket a bit better in this pic.

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    • Joey4speed

      Joey4speed FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Thanks BigStrok and 6pk2go.
      The overall collective knowledge on FABO is tremendous.
       
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      RedFish Well-Known Member

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      Either buckets and console or bench with no console. You can't put the console and a bench seat in the same floor. So the console brackets are just 2 pieces. No bench seat stop req'd.
      That 3rd little piece that the aftermarket included... I'm almost certain its a tying brace for the added floor hump section. Sort of like the 4 added plates at bucket foot prints, Just a little something more to prevent sheet metal flexing. Someone with a OEM 4 speed floor could confirm.
       
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      Check the picture of my 69 GTS 383 4-speed console car above. It always had that "bench seat stop" welded on the floor. I also have a few bench seat 4-speed cars currently and they have the same bracket.
       
    • dano

      dano Evil Handy Man FABO Gold Member

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      My bucket seat car had the bench bracket too. I think it was just added to all cars. There is a template somewhere on here that gives dimensions on where the brackets go.

      Here you go.

      Console Mounting Bracket Template

      This video helped me a lot.

       
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      On the assembly line, the bench seat stop probably went in every 4 speed floor. Console brackets and bucket floor plates went in later.
      I don't believe the flat piece of strap metal that aftermarket included with console brackets is meant to be the bench seat stop. It has a predrilled hole in it so maybe the carpeted side cover attached to it.
       
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      I don't know why that hole is in there, unless some of them had it...

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      OK , We've deduced that the aftermarket provides a 3rd piece with their 4 speed console brackets that is not req'd. At 99 bucks we need to find some use for it.
       
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