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Old 10/30/2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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So I found a 67 center console for free, brought it home. It is in pretty fair shape and I would like to make it correct for 68. What all does it take to convert it to look like a 68 padded center console, does anyone have a laundry list and supplier? Has anyone on the site performed this operation?
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Old 10/31/2010, 12:31 AM   #2
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I'd suggest considering selling it and buying a 68! Many different parts, I'm not even sure if the base is the same, it is a differnt part number, not sure how much it was altered.

The radio faceplate/door/storage area, top plate and probably other parts are very different...
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Old 10/31/2010, 05:23 AM   #3
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Tim,
Are you trying to stay completely '68-correct? If not, have you considered using a Humphugger Cruiser Console? It has cup holders, storage, and an arm rest, which are things that are sorely lacking on the '68 console.

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Old 10/31/2010, 06:48 AM   #4
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The 67 and 68 bases will interchange but there is a diferance in whether it is a automatic or manual The manual ones seem to be harder to find. There are no reproduction parts for the 68s. The only thing I have right now is the base pad for a manual. Good luck Marty

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Old 10/31/2010, 01:39 PM   #5
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Air conditioning also changes the console base.

I am not sure if the differences are the same Mustang to Cougar, but we have a description of the differences on 1967-68 console bases.

http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/c7zb-65045b54-.html

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Old 10/31/2010, 04:40 PM   #6
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You are right you need to cut top RH corner if you have AC. I have a pattern if anyone needs it. Also the console base is differnt for convertibles. Marty

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Old 11/03/2010, 08:12 PM   #7
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Thanks Everyone

I didn't know what I was getting into with this, but free is good!
I think I'll probably sell it and see what I can find for a 68 console. I do like the humphugger though- lots of cup space
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Old 11/04/2010, 04:07 AM   #8
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A handful of parts are repro'd for 68's. The door and handle, the shift plate, the rear lamp lens, some wiring and a few other minor bits, and only recently the once-impossible-to-find longer radio knobs, but the bulk of the parts are not available.

The only difference in the base for AC and convertible are cutouts on the standard base. So an AC will fit anything, the front cut tucs under the dash and isn;t hugely obvious unless you look for it. And a convertible "can" be fitted to a coupe, the cutouts are not too extreme, but looks a bit odd...
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Old 11/05/2010, 02:30 AM   #9
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Found this if interested. Seems kinda high price, but guess it depends on availability.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pts/2043023718.html

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