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  • Center console makeover

    Well the center console on my z was destroyed from the previous owners attempts to add speakers and a custom cd deck. I could not stand looking at the gaping hole in the console so I decided to fab a plug that would house the gauges and switches that are there and for new ones to come. I decided to go with a wood grain so I sourced out some quilted maple and adhered it to some Masonite, stained it and used an oil finish then cut the holes for the switches. This is how it turned out.
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    Its a "Z". Nuff said.

  • #2
    That's very impressive. It nicely matches the shifter knob & steering wheel. I really like the look of wood.

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    • #3
      Thanks. It really looks better in person. Pics do not do it any justice. Next I will get a new shift boot and walnut "Z" shift knob.
      Its a "Z". Nuff said.

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      • #4
        I put a walnut shift knob on my 73 240Z. So, now you know why I liked your work. Looking forward to finishing the restoration on my car over the winter so I can join in on the driving fun.

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        • #5
          Nicely done. The wood goes well with the butterscotch doors panels and seats. So no radio/stereo? Although I see speakers. What is the round metal insert in the middle of the new wood panel?
          Chris

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          • #6
            Originally posted by grannyknot View Post
            Nicely done. The wood goes well with the butterscotch doors panels and seats. So no radio/stereo? Although I see speakers. What is the round metal insert in the middle of the new wood panel?
            Chris
            No to the radio. The engine is my soundtrack! Cheesy I know...The speakers are there cause if I take them out I have huge gaping holes on the side of the console so they are just for looks. Looks better than the holes. The metal insert is an air fuel meter which I plan on upgrading to a wideband 02 sensor. Good thing is I have room for two more gauges when I decide to add more.
            Its a "Z". Nuff said.

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