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Old 11/27/2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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need help finding a center console!!

I'm trying to find an original looking center console for my CS but can't find one. Does anybody know of a company that makes them?
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Old 11/27/2006, 06:51 PM   #2
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Never heard of any company that makes them. I got so frustrated trying to find an original console that I installed a hump hugger in my car, then pieced together a complete console through eBay.

Be warned; It gets real expensive real fast. A good base will run $125 or so. Same for a good top pad. Then there is the center plate, and the light, and the ashtray, and the seat belt cups, and so forth. A real nice console on eBay will sell for around $500 or more.

Something you may want to consider is using a console out of a '67 or '68 Cougar, or a '67 Mustang. Those consoles aren't any less expensive but it opens up the field a little more when looking for a bargain.

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Old 11/27/2006, 07:09 PM   #3
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Don't forget the shifter! I think it would be cheaper to buy a complete console as opposed to piecing one together. Arlie is right about the Cougar consoles, not exactly the same, but they will work. Swap meets and used parts dealers are cheaper than ebay most of the time.


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Old 11/27/2006, 07:56 PM   #4
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I gave up looking for one based upon the same reasons Arlie mentioned in his response. There are quite a lot of individual pieces. You will also need longer radio knobs, which I do not believe are reproduced either.

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Old 11/27/2006, 08:00 PM   #5
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Perogies can get you a restored console. There is also a guy on Ebay advertises restored consoles for $795. There are a couple of 67's on there right now, but they look a little rough.
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Old 11/28/2006, 04:37 AM   #6
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The console for an automatic shifter is a little different than the console for a manual trans shifter.

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Old 11/28/2006, 05:53 PM   #7
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As said above you will need longer radio knobs which are going for close to $100.00 a set, you HAVE to use the longer radio knobs, the regular one will not work.
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Old 11/28/2006, 06:08 PM   #8
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The pad is also different around the automatic shifter, but can be cut to fit the manual.

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Old 11/28/2006, 06:25 PM   #9
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I bought mine off ebay for I think a very acceptable price. I think I paid around $250. I had to paint it to match my interior and do some work on it to make it fit. Brian B. assisted us with the radio knobs.

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Old 11/29/2006, 09:57 PM   #10
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I forgot to mention that I need a console for an auto.
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