another custom console

Mopar Interiors

  1. Martythetrimmer

    Martythetrimmer Well-Known Member

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    this console is for a 67 Dodge ute...while they didn't come out in the US it's basicly the same floor as any 67 Mopar....

    I started with a 1/4" MDF base cut to the shape I wanted....I then cut pieces of 3/4" pine to use as the uprights for the different sections

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    I constructed a box with removeable sides to fit inside the rear of the console....each section can be covered then reassembled...it's important to allow for the thickness of the material used as it realy adds up....best to make the box and cover it first then make the outer part to fit....

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    this is the basic outer part made...there will be a pocket in the front section with a lid....an open cavity next back...this will be modified later for a shifter once the ute is converted to V8 auto....then a large pocket at the rear covered by the padded lid

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    that's about it for the first post...being called for breakfast!!
     
  2. Woods74

    Woods74 Broke Senior

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    Nothing to see here, move along. :cheers:
     
  3. straightlinespeed

    straightlinespeed Sometimes I pretend to be normal Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Nice, very nice!
     
  4. Martythetrimmer

    Martythetrimmer Well-Known Member

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    next step was to make the insert for the open cavity in the centre of the console.....this is the underside of it which was covered first before an 1/8 MDF base was attached

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    a test fit of the insert before covering....the section behind it has now been fiberglassed over

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    to give the sides some more shape a 1/2 piece of MDF was cut to the profile of the side and then had urathaine foam sheet hot melt glued to the main frame

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    the foam was shaped with a hack saw blade the sanded to final shape ready for fibreglassing

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    it was then filled and sanded ready for the cover....this had to be done good enough to be painted as any imperfections will show almost as much as in paint

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    on the left is the test piece for the Logo for the front pocket lid.....the Logo on the right is the one that will be used on the actual lid

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    that's about it for today....will post images of it being covered soon.....
     
  5. txstang84

    txstang84 Well-Known Member

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    Nice-watching
     
  6. Martythetrimmer

    Martythetrimmer Well-Known Member

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    this is the liner for the rear pocket covered with one side removed to show construction & the LED light that is operated by a magnetic reid switch

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    this is the underside of the lid showing the magnet that operates the switch inside the pocket

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    view of the front half of the console....each piece is covered before final assembley

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    inside rear pocket

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    finished console....cover is made of 20 individual pieces

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    temp fit up of interior...still more to make yet!!

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  7. toolmanmike

    toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Nicely done!
     
  8. BrianT

    BrianT Let's go!

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    Nice job, I like it! I need to build something similar to hold my extra junk and also to add a couple of drink holders.
     
  9. straightlinespeed

    straightlinespeed Sometimes I pretend to be normal Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    The finished console looks great! Nice work!
     
  10. 66340SEDAN

    66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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    Awesome job, looks great too!!!
     
  11. gdrill

    gdrill If you drink, think, before you type...... Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Damn that looks great! Excellent work and a job well done.
     
  12. ocdart

    ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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    sweet!!!
     
  13. phaelax

    phaelax Well-Known Member

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    Excellent custom work mate, just one thing... your steering wheel is on the wrong side!
     
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    Very nice work. Can we see more pics of your backwards car? ��
     
  15. Martythetrimmer

    Martythetrimmer Well-Known Member

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    Awesome job, finished products fantastic, like the M
     
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