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post #1 of 4 Old 07-11-2014, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Ideas/suggestions on custom console for TJ

Posting this to get some info on what I need material wise to make a custom center console for my TJ. First some background:
Planning on doing a 231/300 doubler underneath and since I have a UCF UHC Tummy tuck I am looking at going with the NorthWestern Fab cable shifters.
This means that I will be having 3 shifters and I am thinking have all 3 on the left side.
What I am initially looking for is:
1. Is this feasible to fit between the shifter (AX15) and the steering wheel or will it be too cramped(IOW anyone tried?) I emailed NWF today to get the dimensions. Alternative is 2 on one side and 1 on the other but I think that would ultimately end up being wider.
2. For the frame what should I use? I was thinking a 1" square tubing and what gauge (I was thinking 1/8") .
3. For the skin? 16g?
Thoughts/comments? Am I out of my mind?


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post #2 of 4 Old 07-11-2014, 08:03 PM
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I think your best bet is to just go ahead and put the shifters in place where you want them,mock everything up until its where you are comfortable with them.

Then start worrying about the console and design around everything..1"x1/8" square tube should be plenty.

16 gauge will be good also,but remeber the lighter the gauge ,the harder it is to weld without blowing holes and a bunch of warpage,so it can depend on the experince you have in doing it.

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Thanks,I am figuring for the sides where it is in front of the seats would be a cover that would be removable but the back would solid. I have experience is welding thinner materials especially to old rusty steel
I will keep that in mind.
Makes sense. I think also since I don't have the shifters yet I should see how they are especially depth wise, I may have to adjust everything on how they would sit.

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Interesting, this isn't showing up in my replies section

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