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BULLITT65

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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2018, 07:38:42 PM »
I think most are a rough cut like that. Surprising they didn't have a template, jig, or something to make it clean and uniform. Seems like it would have taken more time with the ragged cut.
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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2018, 08:03:51 PM »
 My 67 has a nice stamped opening with a reinforced band spot welded around it for the shifter boot to screw into.
I guess it was cheaper to rough cut it afterwards. I'm surprised GM just didn't punch the opening and leave off the spot welded band.

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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2018, 08:34:18 PM »
No, they were not a split nut. They're called a "rivnut."

My factory one:


You wouldn't happen to have a picture of the other side to show the crimp?  :)

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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2018, 08:45:47 PM »
No, they were not a split nut. They're called a "rivnut."

My factory one:

I do, but I'll have to look for it.

You wouldn't happen to have a picture of the other side to show the crimp?  :)
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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2018, 02:34:19 AM »
Dave,

  Is that rough cut factory?

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The 4 speed hole? Yes, that's factory cut.

That's a rough one - must have been a Monday after a long weekend, or a Friday in anticipation of a long weekend. I know they were torch cuts, had to have a pattern to trace the outline of the boot retainer (or maybe used the boot retainer as the pattern ?).

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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2018, 10:52:05 AM »
I haven't ripped-up the carpet to look, but is it safe to assume that there are dimples in the locations for the front console bracket even for non-console cars?

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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2018, 12:49:03 PM »
If that is from the AIM evidently the line did not see that picture of the cut out. Were the standard 3 speeds cut like that also?
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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2018, 01:45:10 AM »
I haven't ripped-up the carpet to look, but is it safe to assume that there are dimples in the locations for the front console bracket even for non-console cars?


Absolutely. I believe the dimples are in place for the Rivnuts as well - I'll look on my tunnel section I have in storage (non-console) for the rears, but I know beyond doubt the bracket dimples are there, Camaro or 'Bird either way. Had to save a bunch of time on the line to pop the holes in the dimple locations (same for firewall dimples).

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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2018, 09:11:58 PM »
JohnZ says that the torch cut was so they didn't have to have another stamping for the floor. Three stampings were enough - the 3-speed and the auto and the column shift.
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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2018, 09:56:04 PM »
 I would think the 3-speed (and 4 speed) and auto would be the same hole dimensions.
At least in 67 they look the same.

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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2018, 01:09:53 AM »
The floor shift automatic in 68 and 69 had no hole for the shifter body itself. It was a plate mounted to the top of the floor...Joe
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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2018, 03:42:58 AM »
The floor shift automatic in 68 and 69 had no hole for the shifter body itself. It was a plate mounted to the top of the floor...Joe

Correct. One smaller hole for the shift cable through the floor, behind and above the shift lever on the side of the trans.

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Re: Adding a non-gauge console?
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2018, 10:39:57 AM »
Still formulating my install plan.  The non-gauge console wiring harness generally is supplied with the repro consoles.  However, where is the wiring harness on the car side?  That is, I presume that a non-console car does not have the #1 harness shown in the AIM?  :-\  Below is a clip from the AIM.  Does anyone have pictures or routing of the harness?