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Old 01/01/2010, 12:05 PM   #1
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Console Base - Two Types

Many of you probably know there are two types of Mustang console bases, but this was a new one on me. As I was restoring the console for my GT/CS, I found that Ford apparently made two distinctive console bases. One appears to have been used in Mustangs without factory A/C, while the other fits factory A/C cars. The A/C type base is much shorter and appears to have been cut off to accommodate A/C unit, while the non-A/C console base goes much further forward toward the firewall. I tried to fit the non-A/C console into my car and it just would not fit properly. The attached photos show both types and a comparison of the two. Russ
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Old 01/01/2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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Russ, I been told the 67 & 68 consoles are different - the 68s have padding while the 67 does not; so it looks like there is an additional difference - with or w/o AC.

If these are 68s, would you be interested in selling the non-a/c one since you stated it would not fit. And what would be the price?

I plan on upgrading mine with a center console and overhead if I can find them.

You can PM me if you wish.

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Old 01/01/2010, 03:44 PM   #3
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I believe they just trimmed the console if it had AC. I checked my Master Parts List and it only shows one part number for '68 (C8ZZ-65045A36).

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Old 01/01/2010, 05:02 PM   #4
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Steve, I believe you are right about the trimming. It is good to know that if you don't have A/C that you get the proper console base. Russ

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Old 01/01/2010, 05:42 PM   #5
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You guys are right there was only one base that was cut to fit the application. There is one more different applicataion that is the convertible base and that one was cut too. The one thing to remember is the old carpenters rule measure twice and cut once!
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