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Old 03-04-2006, 11:43 PM   #11
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You can make it however you want with fiberglass, but I don't recommend trying it if you have never worked with glass before. A center console might be biting off more than you can chew. If you are interested, PM me and I'll fill you in.

yeah, thats why i was thinking of ding it with plastic or something...

but i might still try glass
But how does one mold plastic? Short of like fancy industrial injection molding or somethign.
not going to mold it, going to cut it and screw it to gether...

its a pain in the *** but thats why i might try doing the glass
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glassing a console would be easier that a pillar pod, IMO, becuase the pillar pod has a lot of curves and things like that. I would build a wood frame to mount all your stuff on, then glass over it.
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glassing a console would be easier that a pillar pod, IMO, becuase the pillar pod has a lot of curves and things like that. I would build a wood frame to mount all your stuff on, then glass over it.
good idea...

i think ill do that, man i cant wait till spring..
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You can make it however you want with fiberglass, but I don't recommend trying it if you have never worked with glass before. A center console might be biting off more than you can chew. If you are interested, PM me and I'll fill you in.

yeah, thats why i was thinking of ding it with plastic or something...

but i might still try glass
But how does one mold plastic? Short of like fancy industrial injection molding or somethign.
not going to mold it, going to cut it and screw it to gether...

its a pain in the *** but thats why i might try doing the glass
Ah ok. I'm not sure that would yield a clean look, or maybe if you used plastic body filler or the like to "smooth in" the plastic it would look slick.

I don't really know much about such things, just thowing ideas out there.
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Ah ok. I'm not sure that would yield a clean look, or maybe if you used plastic body filler or the like to "smooth in" the plastic it would look slick.

I don't really know much about such things, just thowing ideas out there.
yup thats ok, thats why i maid this thred for ideas

yeah maybe i might make a frame out of plastic to save waight and them glass or body filler over it, i really like that Carbin fiber look that the one person did to his Dash, it looks vary good. i might do the same thing.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...03&highlight=A
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get a complete sse/ssei dash and console and be done with it...
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get a complete sse/ssei dash and console and be done with it...
i wish.... i need to custom moust my CB radio and a power converter...

i dont want to werk a SSE/SSEi dash...
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I'd say build the frame out of something, and upholster it like a subwoofer box. To match your interior. Or use the texture paint and interior color paint over fiberglas like Bill did when he did his custom heater switches.
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I'd say build the frame out of something, and upholster it like a subwoofer box. To match your interior. Or use the texture paint and interior color paint over fiberglas like Bill did when he did his custom heater switches.
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yeah i might just use carpit, but i liked that carbin fiber look too....
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Hey, sorry for the late post but I just started making my own custom center console today. I'm making it out of MDF and having it upholstered in cloth. It'* not going to be super super cool but it'll be cool and very practical. I think I should have it done by next week. I'll post pics here when I finish it and when it'* upholstered.
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