I’m very happy with this post! If you have been following this has been a labor of love and it’s not finished yet at all but it’s wrapped, painted and completed. I am very very pleased with vinyl wrap job and the only thing I’m … Continue readingCenter Console: Installed!!!
I have decided on the paint for the shift surround and the console face. Its black lacquer. Dupli-Color makes a pretty good spray can lacquer system. Gloss black with a nice clear lacquer on top. This has been quite a learning process! My first thought … Continue readingCenter Console: Paint is finished!
Last update I began focusing on getting the shifter surround in better shape. I filled the hole I drilled for a switch and applied a coat of bond to remove the texture from it. Well its been about 5 coats of primer and lots … Continue readingCenter Console: More Progress
Now that the faceplate of the center console is ready for paint it’s time to refinish and prep the shifter surround. The original has a textured plastic finish to it. I want it to match the face plate so I’m going to give it the … Continue readingCenter Console: shifter surround refinish
After a few coats of primer and lots of sanding the surface is getting very smooth. Now to do some research on the paint to use for the faceplate. Lacquer? Enamel? Vinyl wrap? Looking for that super glossy look. Also want something nice and durable … Continue readingCenter Console: Looking for perfection
Every day I get closer and closer to completion. Heres what I did today! Screwed on my modified mounting brackets to the face plate. The idea is that I can lower the face down onto the bolts that are screwed into sides of … Continue readingCenter Console…More Progress!
So I have now begun the next phase of the project. So far I have measured and made the face plate, decided on using wood, bent the wood. Now I want to fine tune things. I proceeded to grind down the sides and make things … Continue readingCenter Console….Moving Forward!
The last update we talked about the decision to bend wood versus 3D printing. I went to Ganahl Lumber and talked to a wood specialist. They deal in big projects so my little 8.5″ x 11″ piece if wood was basically scrap wood for them. … Continue readingCenter Console….Taking Shape!
I have done a lot of planning. Everything from 3D Cad blueprints to basic templates in the computer. I looked into 3D printing of the face, but I thing for the cost, good old fashioned wood is going to be the best option. So I … Continue readingCenter Console….the saga continues!