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Replacing Center Console...Ideas?


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#1 EOppegaard

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 04:38 PM

Alright...I have been beating this idea around for a while...however I think it will be way to complex to master.

has anyone ever replaced their center console of a 93 Legacy Wagon? I know there are the seatbelt retentioners as well as the E-Brake cables in there I would have to build around.

I am thinking of mounting some radio equipment in the console...just figured I would throw it out there to you guys!

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 06:48 PM

Last time I did that was when I put a Ford V8 in a Datsun Z. I had to do a lot of stuff there anyway for the Hurst shifter and some new electrics. I wanted it to appear fairly stock so I formed it with aluminum and covered it with black leather. Around the shifter I made a wooden insert and then used a Hurst shift boot.
It cost me quite a bit of money and time to do though. Have you looked at similar Subaru models in junkyards? There may be a console that fits fairly closely that you could trim that does what you want.Some of them have double DIN openings which can give you an extra radio spot. A lot of the folks on this board have much more experience with early Subarus than me and may be able to help.
When I was changing the stereo in my Forester someone advised me that there were CD holders available that fit right in to close up the double DIN extra hole. Thanks again whoever that was, you saved me an afternoon and the holders are handy!

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 12:33 AM

I put a GM 4.3ltr Vortec V6 in an 85 Mazda RX-7. That was insane!! I thought the B4C camaro engine in my 86 S-10 blazer was insane....man was I wrong.

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 09:47 AM

but here in Ca it is now such a hassle with smog and DMV that a lot of the fun has been taken out of it.




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