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The Shop => Inside Your Eagle => Topic started by: EagleJoe93 on July 14, 2012, 03:06:17 PM

Title: Got a center console in my eagle
Post by: EagleJoe93 on July 14, 2012, 03:06:17 PM
Since my eagle has the bench seats, there was no place to install a center console like I saw in some other posts. So I got a mini console with some screw holes in the bottom, got a thin piece of wood, attached them with some 5" bolts, and slid it in. It needed some help getting in but now that it is in it is firmly secured in place.  :)

Here are some pictures of what I did.

(http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg524/Eaglejoe93/My%20Eagle/IMG_2506.jpg)
(http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg524/Eaglejoe93/My%20Eagle/IMG_2507.jpg)
(http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg524/Eaglejoe93/My%20Eagle/IMG_2505.jpg)
Title: Re: Got a certer console in my eagle
Post by: mach1mustang351 on July 14, 2012, 03:14:37 PM
Nice solution.  Sometimes the simplest solution is best.  I just may go and copy you today. 
Title: Re: Got a certer console in my eagle
Post by: eaglefreek on July 14, 2012, 05:29:12 PM
Just make sure those bolts and that cupholder don't damage those beautiful seats. You might want to put some fuel line on the bolts to keep the threads from chafing the seats.
Title: Re: Got a certer console in my eagle
Post by: Prafeston on July 14, 2012, 06:06:31 PM
Just make sure those bolts and that cupholder don't damage those beautiful seats. You might want to put some fuel line on the bolts to keep the threads from chafing the seats.

What Eaglefreek said...and maybe put some carpet on the wood.
Title: Re: Got a certer console in my eagle
Post by: EagleJoe93 on July 14, 2012, 09:40:01 PM
Thank you for the suggestions. The current setup is really just temporary until I perfect the design. I don't want those seats damaged either, they're probably the nicest seats you will ever find in a Jersey eagle.  :)
Title: Re: Got a center console in my eagle
Post by: eaglefreek on July 15, 2012, 08:53:12 AM
Yes they seem to be in fantastic shape. Not trying to be a jerk by correcting you, but those are bucket seats, not bench seats. They are just extra wide. `
Title: Re: Got a center console in my eagle
Post by: EagleJoe93 on July 15, 2012, 10:35:55 AM
Thanks, I knew that. I just wasn't sure if I should call them bench or bucket seats because they are not bench seats but they have no space in between them.
Title: Re: Got a center console in my eagle
Post by: carnuck on July 15, 2012, 12:16:57 PM
On my wagon I have a similar cup holder, but I'm cutting out the bin to fit it under the shifter cover.
Title: Re: Got a center console in my eagle
Post by: EagleJoe93 on July 15, 2012, 01:26:47 PM
Just wrapped the wood with some black tape and plan on surrounding the bolts with some aquarium hose.
Title: Re: Got a center console in my eagle
Post by: Zoro on August 03, 2012, 01:51:44 PM
Looks good. Does it bump your leg while driving?
Title: Re: Got a center console in my eagle
Post by: EagleJoe93 on August 17, 2012, 04:07:21 PM
Looks good. Does it bump your leg while driving?

Well actually it has been parked since January while I do a mechanical restoration on it. I have however sat in it with it in and it doesn't seem like it will be any problem.