Center Console

Johns79Z28

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May 23, 2006
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Does anyone have an idea as to where I might find a new center console
for a 79 Z28 black,automatic trans with power window switch hole in
the console.I have looked an can only find used. Thanks John
 

77nomad

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You didnt look hard then. Every resto company sells them. Fbody warehouse and of course there are about 1.2 million ads on ebay for them. They are about $300.
 

mgoad1971

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automatic with the window switch aren't all over the place. You may have to cut the power window switch hole into a standard auto console.

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CDesperado

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You always have to cut the hole for the PW switch. A Dremel with a cutter and a polishing wheel makes it a pretty quick job, but go slow and be careful!
 

77nomad

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^^^ Thats what i meant^^^ There is a spot on the back side that is an outline for the switch. I have to put one in my center console, need a how too?
 

Johns79Z28

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May 23, 2006
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Orland,Ca. (Northern Cal)
If you read my first post I ask if anyone sold a NEW center console with
the power window switch hole, not a used one on e-bay.Mgoad1971 and
CDesperado you are right there are new consoles out there but you
have to cut them for the window switch.Fbody Whse. sells new consoles
and will cut the hole for the window switch if needed for a total of
aprox. 370.00.Thanks to all for your help. I have called several companys
about the window switch outline being on the underside and they all
sell OER consoles with no markings for the power window switch mounting.
They seem to use their own part numbers for the same console. John
 
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CDesperado

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You can get the console a lot cheaper elsewhere, then just cut the hole. It really isn't that hard, assuming you have a Dremel. I've done it twice.
 

77nomad

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FBody doesnt charge shipping. Thats why they LOOK more expensive. But 3 bills is the norm. I havent looked into shipping though. Yes they are all the same console. I did not know there wasnt the outline, factory ones have it. As far as I know they dont mold them with the hole. GM didnt even do it. They just cut them out. laying your old one inverse on top of the new one or just using a tape measure will work.

I wouldnt call it an outline really. Its more of a spot you can see in the console. I would contact FBODY and ask them if the outline is there. If you want them to cut it thats your prerogative. Just trying to save you a couple bucks.
 




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