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My Revamped Center Console by FieroDev
Started on: 01-07-2013 06:52 PM
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Report this Post01-07-2013 06:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroDevSend a Private Message to FieroDevEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Might as well start off with some pictures, here is it as a cardboard mockup.

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after I was satisfied with the rough shape I cut out the sides from 1/4 inch MDF



I then copied the side and made it into a skeleton

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Right now all i have on the top is a piece of cardboard for a mockup



Now im just mounting my stereo and HVAC, i have the stereo mounted and tonight i will be mounting the HVAC







More to come tonight,
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Report this Post01-07-2013 07:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ITALGTSend a Private Message to ITALGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I like it.
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Report this Post01-07-2013 08:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for katatakSend a Private Message to katatakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got to love Fiero parts being worked on in the kitchen!
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It's looking great so far!
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Report this Post01-07-2013 09:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FrizlefrakClick Here to Email FrizlefrakSend a Private Message to FrizlefrakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice work
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awsome!!!!!!!!
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Report this Post01-08-2013 12:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroDevSend a Private Message to FieroDevEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
As promised, here is tonights progress. Ive cut the hole in the faceplate for the HVAC to mount in, i still have to figure out how im going to mount it but now its really starting to look like something!





now i know the gaps around the HVAC are not perfect, but that doesnt bother me because when i wrap it in vinyl you wont even notice





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Report this Post01-08-2013 12:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Marine1981Click Here to visit Marine1981's HomePageSend a Private Message to Marine1981Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks like a nice start. Can't wait to see it completed.

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Lookin' good so far! Are you having to stretch any of the controls for the HVAC?
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Report this Post01-08-2013 12:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for KhwClick Here to Email KhwSend a Private Message to KhwEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks neat but I'm confused.

In this picture you have aux gauges on a flat surface above the HVAC vents.



In this picture that surface has been curved and comes out to a point, rather then up flat so the aux gauges can be mounted in it.



Did you decide on a different location for your aux gauges?
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Originally posted by Khw:

Looks neat but I'm confused.

In this picture you have aux gauges on a flat surface above the HVAC vents.
In this picture that surface has been curved and comes out to a point, rather then up flat so the aux gauges can be mounted in it.

Did you decide on a different location for your aux gauges?


I still plan to mount the guages where the template shows, all i will do is set the guages into the pannel so at the bottom they will be mounted flush. hopefully this picture describes it better



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Originally posted by bulldog85043:

Lookin' good so far! Are you having to stretch any of the controls for the HVAC?


I doubt it, its mounted quite close to the stock position so i dont see myself having any issues with the controls reaching, the biggest problem i think im going to have is mounting the control pannel on, tomorrows gonna be the day i play around with that!

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Report this Post01-09-2013 07:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroDevSend a Private Message to FieroDevEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Today i made some mounts for the HVAC and now its mounted firmly in the console!

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It only needs the one screw to hold it in place so dont mind the other hole drilled

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Report this Post01-11-2013 01:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroDevSend a Private Message to FieroDevEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I got some more work done tonight, i havent sanded the sides down to match the pannel perfect yet, thats for tomorrow. its really starting to look like something now

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Report this Post01-11-2013 01:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FrizlefrakClick Here to Email FrizlefrakSend a Private Message to FrizlefrakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Coming along nicely
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Report this Post01-11-2013 07:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Pete MatosSend a Private Message to Pete MatosEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey man I like what you are doing here....gonna have to try something similar myself at some point. Just out of curiosity what kind of paint did you use on your dash it looks pretty nice. Peace

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Looks good. Are you going to do cup holders or anything?
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Originally posted by robiwon1:

Looks good. Are you going to do cup holders or anything?


I was thinking about it but for the look of the console im gonna leave them out, i really dont see them as a huge necessity.


Pete, What i used was some Vinyl and fabric paint from canadian tire, it works great!

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Very nice, but if you are going to all that trouble, why not replace the HVAC with something "better". The stock one screams 80s... I would go with an all electronic one at least from the 90s if not a touch screen.
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Originally posted by jscott1:

Very nice, but if you are going to all that trouble, why not replace the HVAC with something "better". The stock one screams 80s... I would go with an all electronic one at least from the 90s if not a touch screen.


Dittos, otherwise I'm liking it.
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Originally posted by jscott1:

Very nice, but if you are going to all that trouble, why not replace the HVAC with something "better". The stock one screams 80s... I would go with an all electronic one at least from the 90s if not a touch screen.


The reason i don't change it out is because I'm not looking to spend a fortune on this project, with changing the hvac I'm assuming it requires wiring, and after just finishing a 3800 swap I want nothing to do with wiring... So far I have under 20 dollars into the console and I'm happy with it.
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So far I have under 20 dollars into the console and I'm happy with it.


Wanna know I how I know he's a Fiero owner???

Nice looking console so far! Can't wait to see it finished!
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Originally posted by FieroDev:
... So far I have under 20 dollars into the console and I'm happy with it.


As long as you like it, that's cool...

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Originally posted by jscott1:
Seems like wasted effort.


Any effort, no matter how small, to improve something to make it to your satisfaction is not a wasted effort.

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Yeah this is a really cool project so I'm sorry if I came off negative. I'm anxious to see how this turns out. I would like to make a custom console myself.
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As long as you like it, that's cool, but you posted it here for comments, and I wouldn't just repackage the stock HVAC. Seems like wasted effort.


I wouldnt go as far to call it a wasted effort... to each his own!

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comments amended.

I think it's a cool project and I'm anxious to see how it turns out.
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The nice thing with the stock HVAC controls is you don't really have to modify anything in terms of how to actually control the ductwork and the hot/cool damper.

Watching to see how this turns out.

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Looks good. You should really invest in some pan head wafer screws instead of those drywall screws though .

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Cool stuff! Cant wait to see your finished product. I really love your budget so far.

One question. Is the stereo a cd player? Will it still be able to play discs if at that angle? I dont know much about cd players. I did have one before that wouldnt play discs because of the angle it sat at. Maybe it was just that stereo, I dunno.

Looks good BTW!
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Report this Post08-16-2013 06:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroDevSend a Private Message to FieroDevEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
well a lot of time has passed since I last updated this.... A lot of progress has been made since, enjoy!













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http://s831.photobucket.com...zps51553f74.mp4.html

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Pics of finished????
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Report this Post05-15-2015 08:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NeoMikeClick Here to Email NeoMikeSend a Private Message to NeoMikeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I also would like to see the finished product. I've also thought about redoing my center console in wood.
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Report this Post05-17-2015 01:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for E.FurgalSend a Private Message to E.FurgalEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
you can use plumbing pvc pipe to make the gauge face to console eye brow..

looks nice so far..
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user hasn't posted in 2 years. Don't think he will update
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Be nice to see the finished product. But like a lot of us life probably got in the way and he lost interest.
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That brow above the instruments will split you head open in a crash, unless it's made by a soft material.
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