The design works and naturally flows from the radio to the armrest. The curves on the sides of the shifter captures and creates a visual "cup or bowl" where the radio cover and shifter plate meet - it's brilliant! Of course now... I have to build it...
This is wonderful! I'll play with the overall design a little bit to incorporate the tray and the window switches. But this is a fantastic design and starting point - KUDOS!!!!!
I just coveresd an old spare console with packing tape, layed some glass down, Trimmed to the size is wanted and covered it in headliner material. I bet there is not more than 8 bucks in that thing. I cruised the car around town all day today - 80 plus miles - 96* outside - nice and cool inside and no sticking to the console! It works great.
Originally posted by Sofa King: The design works and naturally flows from the radio to the armrest. The curves on the sides of the shifter captures and creates a visual "cup or bowl" where the radio cover and shifter plate meet - it's brilliant! Of course now... I have to build it...
It would look kinda funny to have a complete custom interior, except for that stock shifter bezel sitting there like a sore thumb.
YES, you MUST build it... and post photos for us to drool over.
I've been really slacking these past couple of weeks. I think I just needed a break from all the dust, sanding and overall frustration I've been having as I get closer to finishing - my mind is constantly racing to improve upon what I've done and it keeps putting me into a bind. Not to worry - I am NOT going to just stop working. I ask you just hang in there with my slackerness.
I have been busy myself, and had not really had time to comment. Then, I come back in, and you are not doing a damn thing! Geez! (He, he, he. Get some rest the brother. You know what they say........all work and no play, will make you SofaKing angry. )
Alright. It'll be easy to work my way around it, I was just wondering. I finally did some fiberglass work today, and I realized I really miss the smell!!!
LOL! The smell is somewhat addictive... I was going to work on the door panels this weekend but I ran into a few personal issues that sidelined me (nothing serious). I'm hoping to get back out there this weekend.
keep it up man! you inspired me to sign up and make this site my homepage. really interested in whats the final product is gonna look like.
Thanks! I'll get back out there. The door panels are next in line. The console has been bugging the PEEPEE out of me! I'm not sure what it is but it seems to be missing something. I'll figure it out. In the meantime I'm going to focus on the door panels, headliner and other interior trim pieces.
Funny story! I took a long road trip over the weekend. The one time I needed my exclusively designed / made cupholder... I didn't have it! I actually laughed out loud!
I know I know... enough stories and get back to work!
It really is amazing what a simple color change will do. I'm really happy with it. I'm going to do a few more color tests with the stock grey colors as well. Next is to incorporate the tray and then work on the shifter console / plate - which should prove very interesting... I still haven't decided on the "vent lip" yet. decision decisions...
Well... the plan was to get back to work on the center console, door panels, etc this weekend - mainly Monday - since it was a holiday. Monday morning I went to open the garage door when the tension spring shattered into 5 different pieces. I've seen them break into 2 or 3 pieces but never 5. Needless to say it was pretty freaky and the noise scared the cr@p out of me! With that, the project was put on hold... UGH...
I'll get to it this week - definately this weekend.