Author Topic: '66 Console Restoration  (Read 4728 times)

Offline Pete Bush

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'66 Console Restoration
« on: June 19, 2010, 05:55:32 PM »
I'm in the process of restoring the console on my '66 Sprint 200 convertible. The interior of the the glove box area appears to have a sprayed on flocking material applied to it. Is this correct?
How about a source for new spray-on material?
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Offline JKWilson

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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010, 11:29:36 PM »
Eastwood was offering a re-flocking kit last year. I haven't found it listed lately but you might give them a call.
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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 01:32:49 AM »
I buy flocking material from a hobby shop.  Brush or spray glue and sprinkle it on.
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Offline NEFaurora

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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 07:07:41 PM »

What works better?? Brush or spray??  Any specific beands Charles??

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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 07:08:37 PM »

That was supposed to be "Brands"...no beands..lol..

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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 11:04:36 PM »
I've used the 3M spray glue before.  Just have to be careful with the over-spray, but it comes right off with some mineral spirits.
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Offline Pete Bush

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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 02:01:24 PM »
Thanks, Charles!

Attached is a photo of the hardware that attaches the console to the floor. What fasteners are correct (if any)?
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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 02:40:55 PM »
Thanks, Charles!

Attached is a photo of the hardware that attaches the console to the floor. What fasteners are correct (if any)?

The tunnel screws are correct.  The screw on the top with flared shoulder is what would be typical for attaching the console to the bracket.
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Offline NEFaurora

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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 11:33:41 AM »

A good question for everyone on this bracket.  When you bolt the bracket to the tunnel, What's the best way to slide the console in on top of the bracket?  I know that the console can be a pain in the butt to put in when the bract is in there.  I would assume thet the passenger side seat must be removed.  Also 2nd question, What's the correct orientation of the bracket for everyone here, I forget myself after all these years.. I would have to look in a assembly manual...lol..

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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 01:00:46 PM »
A good question for everyone on this bracket.  When you bolt the bracket to the tunnel, What's the best way to slide the console in on top of the bracket?

It just lays on top of the bracket and I use a very small screw driver to locate and line up the holes in the console to the ones in the bracket. The fun part is holding down the console door springs while you insert the mounting screw through the spring, through the console and into the bracket clips. Some times you can do this with the door closed but you have to go with touch since your view is then blocked. Use to rebuild and sell allot of 65-66 consoles (would buy them from shops at twenty or so at a time) back in the 80's


I know that the console can be a pain in the butt to put in when the bract is in there.  I would assume thet the passenger side seat must be removed. 

For me its easier just to remove both seats so one can get to the side screws with ease


Also 2nd question, What's the correct orientation of the bracket for everyone here, I forget myself after all these years..

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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 12:44:08 AM »

Thanks Jeff,  Works for me..

Tony K.

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Offline G Wood

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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2010, 10:56:14 PM »
Timely and useful information, thanks. My bracket is missing so I'll have to track one down.
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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 09:23:00 PM »
That was supposed to be "Brands"...no beands..lol..

Tony K.

Not to hijack the thread, but...   Tony, I still need one of those speakers.
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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2010, 07:54:33 PM »
What is the correct color of the inside of the console glove box?  Is it black or color-keyed to the console?

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Re: '66 Console Restoration
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2010, 11:38:31 PM »
My 66 console(blue) has black flocking inside the glove box.
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