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Old 05-10-2019, 06:02 PM   #1
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I'm rebuilding a 2-door 57 hardtop, which includes moving a floor shifter (an automatic) to the steering post. I don't have in the budget to recarpet, and will have an exposed hole in the carpet. A floor mat is the easiest solution, but I'd like something to put my morning coffee and cell phone in, like a console.

One of the advantages of the moving the shift to the steering post is the additional leg room, and given I'll probably have 3 folks in the front from time-to-time, the leg room is an added benefit:





Realizing that a center console will take that room away, I'm still looking for ideas as to what can be put there. I'm also having AC installed, and the console might be able to accommodate the AC vent.

Thanks for any ideas.

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You could cover a curved piece of sheet metal with either the same carpet or contrasting to cover the hole. Then use a removable console to take out for the third passenger in the front seat. You could run the cover all the way back to the rear seat to make it appear to be part of the design.
I made a simular removable cover for my spare tire well so I can carry a spare when traveling.
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You could cover a curved piece of sheet metal with either the same carpet or contrasting to cover the hole. Then use a removable console to take out for the third passenger in the front seat. You could run the cover all the way back to the rear seat to make it appear to be part of the design.
I made a simular removable cover for my spare tire well so I can carry a spare when traveling.
Thanks! Any sites you know of where they sell such removable consoles?
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Thanks! Any sites you know of where they sell such removable consoles?
https://www.cupholdersplus.com/chevy-consoles.html
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try "classic truck an car consoles", a sponsor here. they might have something Jeff. i would also take a look at even eBay.
I'm just finishing up my install of one of their full length consoles (I have buckets). They do have a nice selection of consoles for bench seat applications as well. Very happy with the quality of their product.

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There are seat style consoles available to have your drinks, try the search tab above there`s been a few posts on the subject
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In just a few responses I already think I've got the best solution, or at least a great start. This site is great because of experienced guys like you - thank you!
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