new center console with ipad installed

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by mikeshere443, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. mikeshere443

    mikeshere443 New Member

    first time posting. just built a center console what do u think
    first test fit
    finished wooden frame
    wrapped in fleece then brushed on the fiberglass resin
    took alot of body filler and sanding but finally got it smooth
    custom painted to match the interior then carpeted
    and the final product
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    That's an impressive build. Good construction.
  3. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    that looks absolutly amazing! good job man. makes me want one for my truck!

  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

  5. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Very good job... Sweet work....


    Nice. Looks great.
  7. medicmatt

    medicmatt New Member

    That's awesome. Let me know when you get around to selling these things, I'll put my order in. (I'd do it myself, but no one really wants to see the end results of me with a saw...except maybe the local ER).
  8. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    I like the originality of the mod!!
  9. AMac

    AMac New Member

    Wow, what an amazing build, nice job!

    Qty 1 Buy it now? :great:
  10. sevi084x4

    sevi084x4 New Member

    o wow that is definitely interesting haha. Very nice! :glasses:
  11. 08_rado_rocker

    08_rado_rocker New Member

    Wow.. that thing looks really good! haha.. my talent stops after torquein down the final bolt on an intake manifold after a rebuild.. i have ZERO finesse for things like that.

  12. dadngt

    dadngt New Member

    Fiberglassing is something I've been wanting to try for a long time but don't know anyone who can give pointers like where to even get the stuff. I have some wood working skills with a scroll saw. This center console looks professional. I think I would try a project like this since I'm having a hard time getting my jump seat black, What is the specs on the wood used? & The wood frame does remain in the console after finished & not like a mold that can be removed when the glass dries?

    My old mustang if anyone has been in a fox body 87-93 mustang probably know on the center console there was an ashtray with a faulty door that never stayed closed nest to the e brake. I took a couple cup holder pieces I found & bondoed them in where the ash tray was looked good but not the right material.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2012
  13. mikeshere443

    mikeshere443 New Member

    You can buy all the fiberglass stuff at home depot and the fleece at a fabric store the wood was just mdf very easy to cut but there's not much to fiberglassing just takes a lot of sanding to get it smooth
  14. medicmatt

    medicmatt New Member

    So all in all, how much did this cost you from start to finish?
  15. dadngt

    dadngt New Member

    I've worked with mdf before it is easy to use but usually the 3/4 is only available & that seems way to thick compaired to your pics, but I'll look arround other places to see what I find. Thanks for the leads
  16. SupplySgt

    SupplySgt New Member

    Outstanding! I'm planning to do something similar with my Burb but I'm going to hold off till I decide exactly how I'm going to modernize the interior.
  17. mikeshere443

    mikeshere443 New Member

    i used 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch both were in stock at home depot and after everything it probably costed me about $350 the most expensive parts were the ipad cage that i bought from halosupercars and the linear actuator from firgelli both of those were about $100 a piece the materials were all cheap
  18. dadngt

    dadngt New Member

    Sweet thanks. I've been dealing with small town lumber yards, Home Depot is about 30 minutes away so I'll be checking there later on. I need to go sit in the truck now & see exactly what I would want to do. Don't worry I'm not going to copy your console exactly just maybe the basic shape lol I don't have an I pad. Well back to the drawing board.
  19. Historiker

    Historiker New Member

    I joined this forum so I could comment on this thread. Awesome work! I love the idea of a mount for my tablet (ASUS Transformer Prime).

    It looks as if you used a CNC router to cut the parts, if not then you have a very good hand with a jigsaw.

    I was looking for a new bench seat (1990 Silverado) and had tried a set of buckets but did not like them. Now I am rethinking the buckets.

    I do have a CNC router table and the fiberglass skill to make one of these. You have inspired me, thanks.
  20. davemight

    davemight New Member

    Pretty darn nice! I like the way you incorporated the brackets/legs from the center seat. working with fiberglass gives you so much lead way and you're only restricted by your imagination. Believe me, learn a few tricks with glass and you won't want to work with anything else. considerable time and thought went into the project. Well done!

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