Hey guys and gals,
My wife and I have a 1972 chevelle that we are trying to restore and convert to a bucket seat console car. I have a new after market console that I got from Year One. Problem is they never send instructions. I am wondering a few things. First does anyone know of a book that would explain the ins and outs of how to for interior work? Second how do I connect the hinge to the console door and then to the console, if anyone has pictures it would be great. Third I found some more after market parts at SS396.com and chevelles r us.com and of course year one, are they selling good parts or where should I go? Any help is greatly appreciated.
It's good to hear of another '72 out there. They tend to get less attention with all the '70, '69, and '67s on the board.
We are doing a similar conversion process. bench>Bucket, Column>Console, OEM Cowl hood, etc... I would highly recommend the following set of books;
- Factory Assembly Manual
- Factory Service Manual
- Fisher Body Manual
They are year specific and a full set runs about $69.95 over at Ground Up.
I have a ton of other reference materials we've collected if you need the bracket locations for the console and buckets. I also have the GM service video for the gauge and dash removal. Give me a shout if you need anyhing.
As for vendors... There are some really good sources that frequent this board. I lean on Ground Up, Classic Muscle, and OPGI to a lesser extent. I've never had good luck finding what I want with Year One's online catalog and their pricing seems pretty easy to beat. I hear they have great service. Ground Up will give you a discount with your Chevelles.com member number.
Bring on the pictures