[B]TBrown, In my 54 F100 I built my center console using plywood sides, covered in carpet to match my floor. I used lexite for the center which I mounted my radio, frame lights switch, switch for my cowel vent and my A/C controls. Lexite, when painted from the back side, looks great from the otherside. I painted the lexite black to match my dash and it came out looking like glass on the outside and I don't worry about scratching the paint. I mounted my console to my B&M floor shifter bracket mounting holes used to mount the original B&M cover.