Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Dentsides Ford Truck

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2011, 04:42 PM
devino246's Avatar
devino246 devino246 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Posts: 8,455
devino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputation
Custom Center Console

Im thinking about building a center console for my 79 F150. Ill probably build it out of 1/4 mdf, possibly fiberglass for certain components, then carpet it. Cup holders in this truck would be nice, probably make them out of glass. My cousin works at Bestbuy and can get me some good speakers on the cheap so Ill include them. Could any of y'all post up pics of center consoles you've made?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2011, 06:28 PM
HIO Silver's Avatar
HIO Silver HIO Silver is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NorCal
Posts: 9,797
HIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to behold
Aussie_F_Trucker started a thread a few months back. I suggest doing a search for "console" and his UserID. There were a several pics in there - some of which I posted.
__________________
73 F100 SB, 4x4, 390FE, NP435, NP203,+4 on 35s, 71 F250 LB, 2wd, 360FE, T-18, 70 F100 LB, 2wd, 360FE-EFI, TKO-500, 76K original miles, 01 F-150 SuperCrew Lariat 4x4, 5.4L, 01 PT Cruiser Limited (DD), 71 Pontiac Lemans Sport Convertible, 68 Mustang 200-1v, 65 Mustang 289-4v
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2011, 03:56 PM
devino246's Avatar
devino246 devino246 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Posts: 8,455
devino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputation
Realized I had some left over 3/4" mdf so Ive started.

Used posterboard to make a model/template.
Click the image to open in full size.

Transferred to the mdf but made the top narrower for a tapered look.
Click the image to open in full size.

Test fit.
Click the image to open in full size.

This is just the first step. More cutting and gluing in my future. I'll also be making an overhead console out of fiberglass for switches and a CB.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2011, 07:31 PM
devino246's Avatar
devino246 devino246 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Posts: 8,455
devino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputation
Cut the back at an angle, glued/screwed the back panel on, and filled all the gaps with a mix of sawdust and woodglue.
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2011, 10:54 PM
73f250highboy's Avatar
73f250highboy 73f250highboy is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: sacramento
Posts: 1,122
73f250highboy is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Sweet. Wish i could do this with my truck:/
__________________
~Alex
73 highboy with a p pump cummins from a 1996 blue bird buss.. check out the vid youtube.com/maaproductions2
Check out the build thread http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...ild-story.html
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2011, 11:13 PM
Undermydent Undermydent is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 24
Undermydent is starting off with a positive reputation.
Bro you absolutely could do this, just takes time and simple tools! Cut yourself some holes in it for cups, hang a shelf off the side for small items, or cut out slots in the top of it to slip a gauge panel in that faces up and towards the driver, or even your stereo at a 45 degree angle facing up towards the driver, smooth it all with filler like the poster described or even use bondo to smooth it up, take a file and sandpaper or dremel tool to it, cover it with stretchable carpet and you have a great custom piece you will be proud of. I know you could do it. Why not give it a try and then show us what you've done?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2011, 11:17 PM
73f250highboy's Avatar
73f250highboy 73f250highboy is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: sacramento
Posts: 1,122
73f250highboy is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Are you talking to me? haha i am 100 percent capable of making one. But i have a trans case shifter and a trans shifter in the way I would probably make it out of fiberglass though
__________________
~Alex
73 highboy with a p pump cummins from a 1996 blue bird buss.. check out the vid youtube.com/maaproductions2
Check out the build thread http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...ild-story.html
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2011, 10:12 AM
devino246's Avatar
devino246 devino246 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Posts: 8,455
devino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputation
I'll be cutting holes for 2 cup holders and a tray for assorted sundries. Those will be glass for ease of construction.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undermydent View Post
Bro you absolutely could do this, just takes time and simple tools! Cut yourself some holes in it for cups, hang a shelf off the side for small items, or cut out slots in the top of it to slip a gauge panel in that faces up and towards the driver, or even your stereo at a 45 degree angle facing up towards the driver, smooth it all with filler like the poster described or even use bondo to smooth it up, take a file and sandpaper or dremel tool to it, cover it with stretchable carpet and you have a great custom piece you will be proud of. I know you could do it. Why not give it a try and then show us what you've done?
Exactly. So far the only tools ive used are a jigsaw, carpenter's square, drill, and a rasp.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 73f250highboy View Post
Are you talking to me? haha i am 100 percent capable of making one. But i have a trans case shifter and a trans shifter in the way I would probably make it out of fiberglass though
You could still make one. Make a cut out around the shifters and use vinyl to cover the holes. Even if there isnt a ton of useful space, it would still look sick.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2011, 10:58 AM
devino246's Avatar
devino246 devino246 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Posts: 8,455
devino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputation
Totally forgot I wanted to include speakers in this thing. Either using 6x8's, or 4x10's.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2011, 11:01 AM
mjshagnasty's Avatar
mjshagnasty mjshagnasty is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kempner/Waco, TX
Posts: 347
mjshagnasty is starting off with a positive reputation.
Michael Shaughnessy MJSHAGNASTY
Those shifters are on rods which are connected to a fixed point. What looks like a little movement at the bottom ends up being a lot of movement up top. By the time you cut those hole you will basically have a fancy trans tunnel with a cup holder.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2011, 11:20 AM
devino246's Avatar
devino246 devino246 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Posts: 8,455
devino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjshagnasty View Post
Those shifters are on rods which are connected to a fixed point. What looks like a little movement at the bottom ends up being a lot of movement up top. By the time you cut those hole you will basically have a fancy trans tunnel with a cup holder.
So you've gained a cup holder

Also gives you a space for speakers.

Plus, mines only 6" tall. It wouldnt be all that much travel at that height.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2011, 11:21 AM
73f250highboy's Avatar
73f250highboy 73f250highboy is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: sacramento
Posts: 1,122
73f250highboy is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
A cup holder would be nice..... >
__________________
~Alex
73 highboy with a p pump cummins from a 1996 blue bird buss.. check out the vid youtube.com/maaproductions2
Check out the build thread http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...ild-story.html
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2011, 01:11 PM
fordfanatik's Avatar
fordfanatik fordfanatik is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 47
fordfanatik is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 73f250highboy View Post
A cup holder would be nice..... >
Thats why I am going to try and find a newer seat from the 90's with the cup holder in it and maybe the fold down armrest thingy.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2011, 02:33 PM
77&79F250's Avatar
77&79F250 77&79F250 is offline
Workaholic
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: S/W Missouri
Posts: 14,210
77&79F250 has much to be proud of77&79F250 has much to be proud of77&79F250 has much to be proud of77&79F250 has much to be proud of77&79F250 has much to be proud of77&79F250 has much to be proud of77&79F250 has much to be proud of77&79F250 has much to be proud of77&79F250 has much to be proud of
An idea

Ah I am sure you can make one of these for less than 30 $ ? Or get the slip on one off the front edge of a 96 seat and mount it to the floor.

Nice console BTW......
Attached Images
 
__________________
77&79 F250 Rich & Penny
77 351M auto, factory a/c add a leaf 33x12.50's
78 (79 headlights) 460 4 spd, factory a/c and 35's
79 351M 4spd 6" Skyjacker Edelbrock-Holley-Hedman 35's
99 Ranger 4x4, 98 Expedition 4x4, 73 Bronco Hillbilly-Bug
71 Bronco 302 35" Boggers 5.58 gears spool/locker
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2011, 03:44 PM
devino246's Avatar
devino246 devino246 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Posts: 8,455
devino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputationdevino246 has a superb reputation
Anyone wanna guess how much Ive spent so far... Anyone?




$0

And the only thing Ill need to buy is some spraypaint.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 03:44 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
150, 2011, 79, center, classic, console, custom, davidson, f100, f150, f250, ford, harley, made, truck, trucks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup