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an ac center console in place of a non-ac console?


norma

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I'm trying to figure out what to do with my center console rebuild. Right now it's a non-ac on a 73 2002 automatic. I'm thinking about putting in an ac-sized console with the wider center panel so that I can fit a bigger cd player with better sound quality. Am I crazy? Has anybody done this? Does anybody have the dimensions of an ac console so that I can see how it would fit? Any problems I'm not considering? Any help at all appreciated.

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however..it's not just a matter of using a wider face panel...the ac console sides are shaped differently permitting the wide top but snug fit at the shift surround....if you use a non-ac console sides, it will cause the ends of the console at the shift surround to slant out so much that you won't be able to fasten the console to the shift surround

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I"m not sure about the automatics shift surround, but there are 2 styles of shift surrounds that I've seen, one that relys on the AC console sides to attach too (behr AC) & the other that doens't (frigiking AC)

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If you only need more radio space, maybe you could cut the opening larger in your current console.

But a few on here have made their own consoles, with different materials, so you don't have to make it by an AC consoles dimension, just measure what you have, draw it on paper & measure the radio & figure out what looks good to you & make it.

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