It is time for me to start making the frame tie ins for the YJ rollbar, but I figured, that since I don't have the new wheels and tires I'm going to run, it would not be a good time to make the tie-ins for the rear part. I currently have 33" tires but I'm thinking about going with some 35" tires. If I make the rear tie-ins now, I'm afraid the new tires could rub against the tie-in.
So, I started making my custom center console. The template is made in plywood, which I will cover in fiberglass when it is finished. Then it will be painted the same color as the Jeep.
Here are some pics of the process so far
This is the template for the passenger side
To make sure the arches were 100% similar, I put the two templates together and grinded them smooth
Well, I don't have access to a lot of wood machines, so I had to make arches this way. I simply cut some 1/2" strips of plywood and glued them in
Here you see the front part. This will be right below the stock dash. There is room for a 2-DIN multimedia unit and some extra switches
The little plate you see in the middle is actually the bottom of the cupholders I plan to incorporate
The rear arch filled. I'm not caring going into details when filling and grinding this. It's going to get covered in fiberglass anyway
The plate for the cupholders is glued in. And so are some more strips. Just need to fill them and make holes for cups
The center console project so far. Next step is grinding the whole thing so it will be smooth enough for laying the first coat of fiberglass. I will fabricate the lid when I have put all fiberglass on. That way I will know which measurements i need