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: Console assembly?


dmiller_20
Sep 1st, 10, 8:15 PM
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.

RealRed70
Sep 1st, 10, 11:26 PM
Like this with screws. Make sure they are not to long.

1972malibu
Sep 2nd, 10, 11:21 PM
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.Dave,

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;

http://www.ss396.com/mm5/graphics/00000004/HMS.jpg

- 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.
http://www.ss396.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=chevellecamino&Product_Code=HMS-72A

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 :yes:

-Doug

DONTWANT2
Sep 3rd, 10, 8:30 AM
When you get ready to mount it to the floor, you should find some dimples on the floorboard to show you where to mount it. I had a really good web page on consoles and installation but the link is dead now.

1972malibu
Sep 3rd, 10, 11:00 AM
When you get ready to mount it to the floor, you should find some dimples on the floorboard to show you where to mount it. I had a really good web page on consoles and installation but the link is dead now.Here you go...

Console Assembly with dimensions;

http://72malibu.chambersohana.com/reference/console_install.pdf

Bucket Assembly with dimensions;

http://72malibu.chambersohana.com/reference/buckets_install.pdf

Credits go to James Hinshaw and Mark Meekins. Thanks guys!

-Doug

71 454
Sep 4th, 10, 12:22 AM
Here you go...

Console Assembly with dimensions;

http://72malibu.chambersohana.com/reference/console_install.pdf

Bucket Assembly with dimensions;

http://72malibu.chambersohana.com/reference/buckets_install.pdf

Credits go to James Hinshaw and Mark Meekins. Thanks guys!

-Doug
These are the instructions I used on my conversion, they worked great.:hurray:

fishhead
Sep 4th, 10, 2:25 AM
Same for 69?

DONTWANT2
Sep 4th, 10, 2:10 PM
72malibu- Thats the same page as the old one i had, Just a different link. Thats cool. I figured that page was just gone.

Dean
Sep 4th, 10, 2:15 PM
Here you go...


Credits go to James Hinshaw and Mark Meekins. Thanks guys!

-Doug

And to the person it was copied from...myself and the Chevelle report magazine. :D
http://macc.chevelles.net/console_install.pdf
http://macc.chevelles.net/buckets_install.pdf

1972malibu
Sep 4th, 10, 2:36 PM
And to the person it was copied from...myself and the Chevelle report magazine. :D
http://macc.chevelles.net/console_install.pdf
http://macc.chevelles.net/buckets_install.pdf

Dean,

Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't sure of the origin, only the credits on the page and didn't want to take credit for something I didn't do. Thank you very much for putting it together. I know it has made the conversion much more successful for a great number of us!

Now if I could just figure out how to do a neutral safety switch on the horseshoe shifter with a 700R4 after this conversion...

Thanks again,
Doug :beers:

ToocoolZ28
Sep 5th, 10, 8:52 PM
Now if I could just figure out how to do a neutral safety switch on the horseshoe shifter with a 700R4 after this conversion...

Thanks again,
Doug :beers:If you figure that out let me know, I need the same thing.
Ron

71 454
Sep 6th, 10, 1:46 AM
If you figure that out let me know, I need the same thing.
Ron
x`s 3 :yes:

1972malibu
Sep 6th, 10, 1:33 PM
If you figure that out let me know, I need the same thing.
Ron

x`s 3 :yes:Not to hijack Dave's thread too far here, but what have you guys tried so far? I'm assuming that after installing a new Shiftworks detent for the 4-speed, the indexing is in the wrong positions for the neutral safety switch. Has anyone tried building their own matrix of switches that align with the new index points?

-Doug

DONTWANT2
Sep 7th, 10, 2:11 PM
And to the person it was copied from...myself and the Chevelle report magazine. :D
http://macc.chevelles.net/console_install.pdf
http://macc.chevelles.net/buckets_install.pdf

Thats odd Dean, Thats the link i put up a half dozen times, but this last time i couldnt get it to work.
But it is an excellent write up with great pics. Very easy to follow.