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Old 06-06-2005, 01:59 PM
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Getting rid of center console, need advice

Because of the shifter i'm using, i'm not gonna be using the stock center console in my 89 firebird
the whole interior is a wreck right now, but i'm spending all my money and time on getting the car running before i make it look nice, but i'd like to start coming up with some ideas on what to do with the interior. I'll just get a new carpet and that will make it look 100x better, but the e-brake will still be the biggest problem for me. What can i do thats not expensive or extremely difficult but will help me out with making the interior look ok without the console? Not looking for the best looking interior of course, but something that looks a little cleaner than just the huge-*** e-brake thing there..
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:46 PM
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E brake handle

You mat be able to find one from maybe a pinto or something like that tha tis not so big and bulky..make a boot out of some leatherette or something to cover the mechanism..

There are several cars and lite trucks that use that type of e-brake handle..just have to get out and do some "shopping"

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you could try making a cover for it. You could use wood for the frame and either appolster it or fiberglass it. If done right it could look really good.
Good luck with watever you decide.
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How about sheet metal or aluminum? Make a template from cardboard and tape it all up the way you want it to look. You'll have to play around with it a bit before you get the look you want. Then trace the cardboard patterns onto some sheet metal or aluminum and weld it all together. Then all you have to do is polish or paint and it'll look cool.




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How about sheet metal or aluminum? Make a template from cardboard and tape it all up the way you want it to look. You'll have to play around with it a bit before you get the look you want. Then trace the cardboard patterns onto some sheet metal or aluminum and weld it all together. Then all you have to do is polish or paint and it'll look cool.




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actually, that would be pretty ******.....
dont have a welder though :-(
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Take it to a local weld shop. If you cut the templates and got 'em all ready to weld they'll be able to do it for pretty cheap. Or take it to your schools shop (if you guys have one there). After all it's your car, and you want it to look the best possible right? By the way, I remember you looking for a camaro or a firebird or something similar like a year ago, I see you found one. Any pics?





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http://www.cardomain.com/id/formula355ws6 :-)
I'll try and get some more current pics up here today
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