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Centre Console

dj2002

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I decided that I wanted to do a real wood console. I bought a big block of amboya wood and got to work on it with the router.

I used the follower on the original decorative cover for the instrument panel to make a template. This took awhile. It needed to be really accurate so everything would be properly centered and I needed to adjust the tabs to make sure the decorative spacers to close the gauge gap worked properly.

Instrument Panel

The template

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PS. If you want one, let me know and I can make you a copy of it.

The front

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The back (notice the routered out back to create the same face depth and gauge flanges)

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Installed in on the cluster

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Here is the base of the centre console

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Here is the base of the centre console with the mock up for the gauge cluster. The gauge cluster in amboyna will be done when it warms up outside a bit.

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Often wondered how hard it would be to do something like this. Your effort inspires me give it a go. It looks AMAZING! Look forward to seeing the finished project.

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Thank you 2002newb!

 

This was my second attempt at this. I tried going the laminate path with some mixed success.  I am definitely happier with this path.

 

I have a template that took me 8 hrs to put together and I wrecked one of original face plates.  If you want to save you some time, I could make a copy of it for you for $40 or so to cover my time and the plywood.  Just let me know.

 

I will add the template to the blog so you can see it.  Doesn't look like I can put a pic right in here.

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