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post #1 of 35 Old 12-15-2012, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Building a custom center console

I am bulding a console to house my subwoofer and give me a spot to mount my tablet that I run torque gauges on. I had planned on wrapping with pleather but am thinking of a different approach now seeing how complicated that would be. I will have plenty of storage under the lid and inside the tunnel section as well. I ordered some cupholders and just waiting tfor them to come in. I found some good ideas here on the forum and thought I would post mine incase some one else is looking






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What size sub air space looks a little tight

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What size sub air space looks a little tight
12" alpine e12 that came with the truck. Iooked up specs and they say ideal airspace for that sub in sealed enclosure is 1.25 ft^3 . so thats what the internals measure out,
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the pictures are deceiving

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the pictures are deceiving
yes the console is fairly large and very heavy. it extends past the backs of the seats a bit and up tight to the dash. the top is about 22in from the floor.
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Yeah my center console is probably over a hundred pounds but nothing beats a custom console in these trucks

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got a little work done tonight, put the three 12v plugs underneath to power the tablet and anything else, and got the cupholders roughed in. I made the cupholder part so I can slide it back and out to use the space underneath. Put some extra pieces inside the storage bin so I have good surfaces to mount the felt too







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Why particle board? 3/4" cabinet grade baltic birch is half the weight and 3 times the strength, but i suppose if you can't find it. nice look tho. make sure those edges are eased really well or you might tear the upholstery

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Why particle board? 3/4" cabinet grade baltic birch is half the weight and 3 times the strength, but i suppose if you can't find it. nice look tho. make sure those edges are eased really well or you might tear the upholstery

Cost. Im in this about 23 dollars so far. I am going to use body filler to fill all the rough edges and skim coat the whole thing, then sand everything to a smooth finish before whatever I use for covering be it leather or paint. I am trying to keep the cost as minimal as possible.
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