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    Show us ya center console!

    As the title suggests, Could i please get some inspiration pictures of some custom MK2 consoles? Iv'e got some thoughts for one but still need ideas.
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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    out of a mk1 but u should go nicly in a mk2.





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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    This is one I did for a mates Grp 4 Mk2, it had a lot of use by the time this photo was taken so looks a bit tatty!

    Its a Ralloy console (for big tunnel). The switches are the type with LED's in the end and work the fuel pumps, F heated screen, fuel pumps etc via relays. I used the original switches for the rear heated screen & hazards.

    The fuzes are all 'pop out' type (available from electronic shops mail order), the relay box came from Vehicle wiring products. The Voltmeter is racetech, I always fit one after having problems with alternator faults causing over charging at high RPM's which leads to intermittent misfires with engine management boxes etc.

    A standard FIA cut out with all the main circuit feeds taken from it. The whole thing is connected by 2 large multi connectors (from Vehicle wiring products) so the console can be unplugged and removed for repairs to car or wiring etc. The cigar lighter on the side is actually for the navigators light (potti) to plug in, I've no idea why he still keeps a cigarette lighter plugged in!




    And just taken this one out of Mk1 (its on Ebay now). It was my first attempt & made out of sheet ally covered in black vinyl.

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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    This is how mine used to look. Not the best pic I know. It had the fuses mounted on the other side panel and they were both hinged to allow access to the electrics



    I no longer have a centre console... come to think of it I no longer have a dash

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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    they're all excellent, keep them coming!

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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    Nice - Para where did u get the nice emblems from ?

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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    here are some i've saved because i'm also looking for inspiration for mine - apologies if these belong to you but they are all very nice




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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    They all look fantastic! Keep the pics coming as im getting some better ideas now. Also anyone have one that goes full length, to cover handbrake as well?

    My 78 MK2 4 Door

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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    Here is my latest effort for a rally car.. mmhhhh carbon





    Think the carbon is OK for a mk2 but I reckon painted alloy is better in a Mk1

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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    Quote Originally Posted by DarthVader View Post
    Nice - Para where did u get the nice emblems from ?
    Yes, what he said ^^^^

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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    Quote Originally Posted by MushyMushy View Post
    Yes, what he said ^^^^
    They come on sheets, I get mine from

    http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.e...lights.php#sym

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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    Not an escort but, ............you get the picture.



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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    Quote Originally Posted by para144 View Post
    They come on sheets, I get mine from

    http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.e...lights.php#sym
    Wicked. Thx mate.

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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    I know this is an old thread but...

    How does everyone feed their fuse boxes? Some pics of the back would be nice?

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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    Quote Originally Posted by para144 View Post
    This is one I did for a mates Grp 4 Mk2, it had a lot of use by the time this photo was taken so looks a bit tatty!

    Its a Ralloy console (for big tunnel). The switches are the type with LED's in the end and work the fuel pumps, F heated screen, fuel pumps etc via relays. I used the original switches for the rear heated screen & hazards.

    The fuzes are all 'pop out' type (available from electronic shops mail order), the relay box came from Vehicle wiring products. The Voltmeter is racetech, I always fit one after having problems with alternator faults causing over charging at high RPM's which leads to intermittent misfires with engine management boxes etc.

    A standard FIA cut out with all the main circuit feeds taken from it. The whole thing is connected by 2 large multi connectors (from Vehicle wiring products) so the console can be unplugged and removed for repairs to car or wiring etc. The cigar lighter on the side is actually for the navigators light (potti) to plug in, I've no idea why he still keeps a cigarette lighter plugged in!




    And just taken this one out of Mk1 (its on Ebay now). It was my first attempt & made out of sheet ally covered in black vinyl.
    Does anyone make a smaller center consul that will fit between the lower ash tray panel and the tunnel ?
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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    Quote Originally Posted by para144 View Post



    I like the look of that..

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    Re: Show us ya center console!

    Awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by alancdavis View Post
    Does anyone make a smaller center consul that will fit between the lower ash tray panel and the tunnel ?
    I made that one Alan. It's alloy sheet bent & covered in Viny.
    If you make a cardboard one & send it to Sean at "rallyweld' he will make a proper one any size you want in alloy.

    I had a custom size one done & it was surprisingly cheap & exactly the size I wanted

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