Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

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Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby Svtzx555 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:16 pm

So its done. I shaved down the bottom to fit the floorboard and the center to fit the shifter. I have yet to drive it to make sure its 100% done, but shifting through the gears in the garage, it feels fine. I would have done like Rick, but my shifter cover was too plain...just black plastic. Also add the fact that I left it on the dash about 2 years ago and the sun warped it. :lol: I can't wait to start using the cup holder for my bee....cokes. :roll: Doesn't match the interior perfectly, but close enough. I'm overall happy with it. You can see my new switch panel I made too where the radio goes. I converted my glovebox to my new radio location. Anyways. Enjoy the one pic. More to come. Thanks Rick!!!! :thumbup:

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Lol. If you look at the shifter cover in the passenger side seat next to the battery box...you can see it warped.
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby Rickracer » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:45 pm

That looks pretty good Eric, good job, :thumbup:
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby SleeperSS » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:12 pm

Careful use of a heat gun will cure the warpage...
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby jimmyjeep » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:30 am

Hey eric how did you secure the switch panel in there?. I'm trying to figure out a good way to do mine right now. Yours looks good.
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby Svtzx555 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:59 am

jimmyjeep wrote:Hey eric how did you secure the switch panel in there?. I'm trying to figure out a good way to do mine right now. Yours looks good.


There are a ton of bends I had to make to get the mounting points right so the panel sat flush with the dash. I used the 4 mounting spots that held the radio support panel in place. I took the measurements I needed, cut out a piece of cardboard to the measurements, folded it, and fit it. Took that template and used a thin piece of sheet metal that was originally a shelf in a cabinet at work, cut it and bent it to the specs of my cardboard template. Trimmed here and there to get it flush. Then I drilled my holes for the switches. Took my buffer and used a 3m scrub pad, cleaned all the burrs off, clearcoated it, bolted it up. Has all got to come back off to wire in the switches though. If it doesn't rain all weekend long, I get to drive it and see how the console feels.

Heres a few more pics.

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I went home last night and cleaned up the inside of the truck. I still have to wipe everything down, but I got all the tools out and put all the panels back in place and vacuumed all the shavings left by the console.
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby balidas » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:43 pm

Nice! :thumbup:
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby 99s10327 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:15 pm

I like it ,,wissh I had a floor shifter ,, I made the 99 s10 column shifter work on the th350
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby balidas » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:24 pm

99s10327 wrote:I like it ,,wissh I had a floor shifter ,, I made the 99 s10 column shifter work on the th350


Lokar is a pretty easy install.
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby 99s10327 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:41 pm

I have been thinking about that ,..But I need to seat 3 people for now But thanks
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby jonb8 » Wed May 06, 2009 4:28 am

Nice install, I wonder if a 4x4 shifter from a 90's fullsize would fit along side of that console? HMMMMM
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby scarecrow » Wed May 06, 2009 4:55 am

the cup holders need the fragrance of a friend of mine........the late great Jack Daniels and you can get your coke in there too lol
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby twilightfoci » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:57 pm

looks really good, i see myself taking a trip to the jy this weekend to give my interior a face lift...
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter install

Postby drbquinn » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:22 pm

wat year cavalier for the console???
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Re: Just finished my cavalier center console and shifter ins

Postby situation507 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:04 pm

I can't see any pics because of photobucket, but I'd like to do this for my friend's S10 pickup with the B&M floor shifter in it.
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