Ideas on home made center console

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  1. Fred Scigliano

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    I have a 73 scamp that is just about finished on the restoration and want to add a custom center console.
    Any ideas would be great and pictures of yours would also be nice to see.
    Thanks for any input.
     
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    Search for cup holder. There are threads with a lot of custom consoles with improvised cup holders.
     
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      I made one out of plywood years ago to hold my aftermarket stereo... used cardboard templates to get the shapes right, then transferred to 1/2" ply. Ended up disconnecting the heater/diffuser under the dash, and using the two bolts/studs to attach the "console" to the underside of the dash that way. Radio works, the console doesn't move, but it's not the prettiest.

      Now that I'm no longer a high schooler trying to choose between tunes and my car, I'll likely remove it this summer and just enjoy the engine sounds. I'll see if I have any photos, but like I said, it's not the prettiest.
       
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      • Fred Scigliano

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        Made mine finally 20210108_123829.jpg and kicked my butt but done.
         
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        • Demonx2

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          Wow - that is really nice!
           
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          • TT5.9mag

            TT5.9mag Two atmospheres are better than one

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            That is one of the nicest home built consoles I’ve seen. Well done.
             
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            • Fred Scigliano

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              made it out of fiberglass and stainless steel and was fun but lots of work. 20201220_173723.jpg 20201225_165311.jpg 20210105_120816.jpg
               
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              • pishta

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                Looks like my SC400's. Cup holder and all! Very nice.
                 
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                Made some mistakes and had to start over and the wood on the pistol grip took some time.
                Thanks for the comments guys makes me happy that you like it.
                 
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                • Fred Scigliano

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                  only one cup holder for the driver everyone else is just gonna have to hang on to there drink. lol
                   
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                  • TT5.9mag

                    TT5.9mag Two atmospheres are better than one

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                    It doesn’t matter if we like it as long as you do. But I really like it. Most of the time they look like an afterthought and the quality of workmanship isn’t there. Yours looks like it could have been a factory piece and a casual onlooker might not recognize that it’s hand built. I bet you could manufacture those and they would sell.
                     
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                    • pishta

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                      the Japanese 'Soarer' version came with a passenger cup holder that folded out from the pocket next to the radio. Rare in USA, maybe a safety hazard in a crash?
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                      • Fred Scigliano

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                        Thought about making more I still have the mold just not finished yet with the one I have so far. Just couldn't see spending 800 bucks on a factory one that I would have to modify to fit my needs.
                         
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                        • dartfreak75

                          dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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                          That looks fantastic! Nice work Fred!!
                           
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                          • Fred Scigliano

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                            20210115_150856.jpg Just finished the wood trim and not having good luck matching the stain to the rest of the interior it's to red so trying to get the right color stain.
                             
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                              Just gorgeous!!
                               
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                                A guy on one of the E-body forums adapted the console from a 2018 Challenger to his Barracuda. Looks like it was born there. Pretty slick.
                                 
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