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Do u have a build page for ur console??

I also plan to use the stock mounting holes as well as some brackets attached to the trany cover bolt holes. I don't want to be putting extra holes in the floor..

Not a build page but do have some pictures of the three on here. Radio Console

The current one I'm liking and will probably be sticking with it. I'm going to be pulling it out one more time to fix a few things and button up the vinyl on it. I don't have a picture of it in the Bronco yet. The panel / bezel around the radios are wrapped in vinyl now.

I've since put a stereo in it and also repainted the stock speaker grills. :)

Didn't think of the tranny cover bolt holes but have been toying with the idea of some flat bar between it and the front seat bolts to help secure it. MDF added considerable weight to it.
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Not a build page but do have some pictures of the three on here. Radio Console

The current one I'm liking and will probably be sticking with it. I'm going to be pulling it out one more time to fix a few things and button up the vinyl on it. I don't have a picture of it in the Bronco yet. The panel / bezel around the radios are wrapped in vinyl now.

I've since put a stereo in it and also repainted the stock speaker grills. :)

Didn't think of the tranny cover bolt holes but have been toying with the idea of some flat bar between it and the front seat bolts to help secure it. MDF added considerable weight to it.
oh ok.. i remember going thru that thread..

what is the final console wrapped in? vinyl also? looks wavy( i understand u sed ur going to finish it up). i recommend usind DAP Weldwood landau and top sprayable adhesive.

how do u mean a flat bar? sounds interesting.. im asuming this could be some steel that is runs under the carpet (for asthetics) and bolts in with the seat bolt.?

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I got the wrinkles or waves out of it, I just need to tack the front top corners down which I'll do when I take it back out.


I used some spray adhesive on the switch panel and the piece around the radios. the rest of it i just pulled or stretched around the cup holder and storage compartment until I got it smoothed out. BTW it's all the same color vinyl now. It appears to match the trim pieces that became off colored over the years. :)

The flat bar I'm referring to, is a flat bare piece of metal you can find at Lowes or welding supply shops. You can find them in various lengths, widths and thickness. You can cut, weld, bend it to suit and drill it if needed.
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I got the wrinkles or waves out of it, I just need to tack the front top corners down which I'll do when I take it back out.


I used some spray adhesive on the switch panel and the piece around the radios. the rest of it i just pulled or stretched around the cup holder and storage compartment until I got it smoothed out. BTW it's all the same color vinyl now. It appears to match the trim pieces that became off colored over the years. :)

The flat bar I'm referring to, is a flat bare piece of metal you can find at Lowes or welding supply shops. You can find them in various lengths, widths and thickness. You can cut, weld, bend it to suit and drill it if needed.
oh ok..

and i figured itd be some sort of flat metal bar..

i feel like the way ima mount mine, itll be strong enough not to move in case of an accident..

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http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=153473&page=11
Hope this link works, if so you can see another idea to toss into your mix of ideas. I had room for a 10" sub in mine but chose to mount it in its own box instead. Keep in mind, my consol is built solely for mounting my plow controls and shifter. So the shape and height are dictated by those. It does work very well for me, however it is not stylish by any means.
I'm sure you've done your research on subs, but I'll mention it anyway. Your sound will very greatly based on your cubic volume and weather you port it or not. Personally I like a non ported box as its a much tighter and hard hitting base. You can get good cup holder insets from RV shops on line and Amazon has then also. Good luck on your build.

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Hope this link works, if so you can see another idea to toss into your mix of ideas. I had room for a 10" sub in mine but chose to mount it in its own box instead. Keep in mind, my consol is built solely for mounting my plow controls and shifter. So the shape and height are dictated by those. It does work very well for me, however it is not stylish by any means.
I'm sure you've done your research on subs, but I'll mention it anyway. Your sound will very greatly based on your cubic volume and weather you port it or not. Personally I like a non ported box as its a much tighter and hard hitting base. You can get good cup holder insets from RV shops on line and Amazon has then also. Good luck on your build.
That looks really good!! I like the switch area with the what looks like brushed aluminum.. And I know a ton about car audio. Lol.. I build and install custom audio systems every week..

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Oh man. Your going to have a great sounding sub then. Keep posting pics of the progress
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Oh man. Your going to have a great sounding sub then. Keep posting pics of the progress
Lol..it won't beat down the block, but it will give me some of the low end I want.. I'll eventually put some 15s or 18's in the back..

I'll post pics this weekend If I get to work in it.. lol.. working 12 hours a day, getting 2-3 hours if sleep, and watching my 10 month old son leaves me little time to work on it..

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Finally got work done on the console... stayed outside working on it till 11pm.. I'll post pics in the morning

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Ok.. so here are some pics.. I have not sealed the box portion yet. I have to still figure how much volume I have. I'm pretty sure my storage compartment will be shallow.. :( but you gotta sacrifice something I guess.. lol









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Looks great, can't wait to see the finished job.


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Looks awesome so far. Can't wait to see it done. Was considering doing something like that myself...but I desperately wan't a manual swap though :( Considered trying to keep an eye out for some 40/20/40 seats? Since you are going to put the armrest on it anyways, and having that extra space with the armrest from the seat out of the way might be nice.

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Looks awesome so far. Can't wait to see it done. Was considering doing something like that myself...but I desperately wan't a manual swap though :( Considered trying to keep an eye out for some 40/20/40 seats? Since you are going to put the armrest on it anyways, and having that extra space with the armrest from the seat out of the way might be nice.
thanks.. itll be a while before its done.. prolly next year especially since its getting cold out.. and i personally like the stock bronco seats with the arm rest.. i designed the box to be used with these seats.. when its all said and done, the center console will be exactly the same height as the armrests in my seating position..

Would/could i ever change the seats, of course.. but i dont see that happening for a long time..

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Nice design man, coming together nicely. Looking forward to seeing it completed.

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I dont understand why it is practical to put a sub woofer in your center console. Don't you think it will just rattle everything you have inside the console and drinks would just be shaking, even if it is a low powered sub?
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Can I ask what role the Kindle is playing?

I would love the larger screen of a tablet to use for the GUI of my music placeshifting service, but to do so would have to connect it to my stereo via BT as well as to my phone via wifi (to borrow it's data). It seems this might cause for a less-than-stable setup, connection wise. Are you using the Android tablet for anything having to do with the audio, or just as a video screen?

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I dont understand why it is practical to put a sub woofer in your center console. Don't you think it will just rattle everything you have inside the console and drinks would just be shaking, even if it is a low powered sub?
Though the woofer is in the console, it's not gonna be vibrating.. the vibration comes from a poorly built box and not being secured.. my box/console will be built right and secured properly.. only vibration will come from the actual sound waves which would be present if it were in the console or not..

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Can I ask what role the Kindle is playing?

I would love the larger screen of a tablet to use for the GUI of my music placeshifting service, but to do so would have to connect it to my stereo via BT as well as to my phone via wifi (to borrow it's data). It seems this might cause for a less-than-stable setup, connection w6ise. Are you using the Android tablet for anything having to do with the audio, or just as a video screen?

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Sorry for not telling everyone, but I scratched the kindle idea..

The new plan is to put a double din in that spot.. the factory radio spot will be modified to hold a Samsung tablet or I pad (havent decided yet)

As for you question about how I would connect to the radio, it's very simple.. it'll be directly connected to radio thru usb.. this will charge my device at the same time too.. the device will be removable too..

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I like how it looks can't wait to see the finished product
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Just updating this thread since I've done a little work..

I put on a lid and added cup holders..






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