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Old 06-05-2012, 11:22 AM
GoGoPowerRanger GoGoPowerRanger is offline
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Just as soon as I sell the factory wheels and tires left over from my recent body lift and new wheel and tire addition. I'll be able to start workin on this project.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:14 PM
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Alright....found a very reasonably priced Mega Shifter on ebay. Install starts this weekend. Ill post notes and pix of the install.
Should be a fun weekend.

PS, still havent sold the tires.... (blech)
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:05 AM
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Lots of pictures please. I am really interested in seeing this done.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:26 PM
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Okay...what a day!
I got the shifter delivered middle of last week. Didnt have much time to do anything with it until Friday. Got the first mock up done, only to find out I really dont like the stock placement.
So, started looking at other options. Local junk yard wanted too much money for transplant consoles, exploder, mountaineer etc...so, we're gonna build a custom console. WITH CUPHOLDERS!!!!!
The custom build consoles I have seen so far were all without cupholders. So, if we're gonna do it, we're gonna do it right

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Ok, so what does a fella need to make custom made cupholders
?... hmmm
To start, I want them to have a wow factor. I want whoever sees them to say, man, I woulda never thought of that. So, here is what I came up with...

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An idea to end all ideas. What does it take? a 1/2 x 24 x 48 piece of particle board, a couple 3" PVC caps, a few kitchem drains, some heap big glue. a 8 x 34 satin nickel kick panel, some screws, countersink, and some black vinyl. Dig it...this is gonna be cool!!!

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Cut the bottom of the drain out with a hole saw so it is nice and clean.
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Grind off the outside of the threaded flange so i fits down inside the 3" pvc plug.
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Glue 'er on down in there and paint black on the inside. set aside to dry.

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Decided to do the 60/40 seat mod while I was in the modding mood and its a good excuse to bring a seat into the house while its so freakin hot outside. Once I made the leap and went past the point of no return, it was pretty easy. I used a sawz-all to cut the metal brackets that are welded to the driver's seat frame. cut off the foam with a nice sharp knife, trimmed the remaining upholstry, and voila! I now have 40/40 buckets with a nice clean stitch job on the driver's seat that looks pretty clean. The seat airbag kinda was an unforseen pain in the butt. But I worked around it
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Completed and re-installed:
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Now there is a ton of room for the custom console!! Here is the first few mockups with the shifter and without and with the cover and without:




More pix to follw as I progress.
Thanks for checkin out what I have so far.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:30 PM
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Fantastic so far!
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:34 PM
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Thanks, I appreciate it.
thought I would add one more pic before I go, Ill have a few more updates tomorrow.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:19 AM
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That shifter looks pretty good in there. Hurry up and finish! I want to see it done!
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:54 PM
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I really had no intentions of hi-jacking the OP thread. Perhaps this should be moved to a build log?

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Well, what started out as a simple shifter install has turned into a full on floor console, seat modification. WOW!
Now that I have a console that I really like, I will do the floor shifter next weekend. But here are a few pix of the floor console and the cup holders from hell!!! Enjoy!





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Old 06-17-2012, 05:27 PM
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No other way to say it.....that looks awesome.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:09 PM
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That looks so great, that I'm having a hard time finding words to describe it! I've seen a lot of hacked together and rough interior modifications, but that thing looks like something that you'd find from a real automaker. Great job!
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:20 PM
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That is one professional job.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:02 PM
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It is done...
Even relocated the OD button that was on the end of the old column shifter to the new floor console, and it works like a champ



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Old 06-24-2012, 07:14 PM
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Awesome
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:39 PM
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Nice
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Awesome shifter/console
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