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Old 05-27-2011, 01:08 PM
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So I am wanting to build a custom center console in my truck

I will have a switch panel in it for the 234593 accessories that I have in my truck, and also a spot for the race radio and CB to have just the face sticking out. Anyone have some pics of this, maybe in your truck or just something you found on google or whatever

I am thinking of building it out of wood just because it will be simple, and then covering it with vinyl to match the rubber interior in my truck. It will be right under the middle of the center of the dash (taking out the front cupholders) and then going back almost all the way to the seats.

I am going to be making a mock-console soon with some cardboard (probably either today or tomorrow) just to start getting some ideas


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Old 05-27-2011, 01:10 PM
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post pics when you are done dude, i want to see this completed.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:12 PM
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face opens 0n hinges to get to all the wireing, and ive since added the last 2 switches. its made out of 1/2 inch mdf wood. cost about 20-30 bucks in materials. i dont have specs, i just measured the face plates of the cb and switch panel and built the box around it. only took about 2 days to build and paint and install. hope this helps!
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:53 PM
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face opens 0n hinges to get to all the wireing, and ive since added the last 2 switches. its made out of 1/2 inch mdf wood. cost about 20-30 bucks in materials. i dont have specs, i just measured the face plates of the cb and switch panel and built the box around it. only took about 2 days to build and paint and install. hope this helps!


It is going to be something very familiar to this. My truck doesn't have the cupholders up by the seats tho so my box will extend all the way back to the seats. I think I am going to put my fuse block somewhere inside there for all my accessories too for easy access inside the cab

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post pics when you are done dude, i want to see this completed.
It will probably be about a week or 2 before it is completed honestly. I have a bunch of things I am doing to my truck, but I will definitely post pics when I am done
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:02 PM
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I like that center console. Got any "blueprints" for it?

And a full custom dash would be badass. In depth projects like that are the reason Im interested and keeping an eye on craigslist for an old beater car so I can toy with the truck and not worry about it being undrivable during the work week.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:03 PM
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I'm stoked to build mine. I started building a cardboard mock up console today, didn't get very far tho. I got sidetracked haha. I am thinking of also making some cupholders in it somehow and maybe a secret little hiding spot or something hahah
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:05 PM
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maybe a secret little hiding spot for weed hahah
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I tried starting my truck today but it wouldnt even turn over much less click. Opened up the hood....ounce of weed stuck in the starter!

No wonder!
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:11 PM
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lmfao!
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:55 PM
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I don't smoke weed
I was thinking for more of like an flash or something hahaha
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:58 PM
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mhmmmm sure. hahahahah
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:56 PM
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What do you guys think?
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:14 PM
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Looks good! Once I go bucket seats I'm going to do something like this!
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:15 PM
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I am stoked to get this started. I think I have everything I need in there haha. I need to find a way to put some cupholders on it tho
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:18 PM
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JY and fab them in there?!
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