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#1 BambooU

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:51 PM

So i'm looking to put a center console into my 510. I'm not looking for anything that will shave off what little space there is in the car. I'm interested in what other people have in their cars. Doesn't need to be a 510, just looking for ideas.

 

Below are center consoles out of an automatic 510 and a 620. I'm looking for a console (most likely DIY) that I can put things into but is low profile and  goes along the transmission tunnel.

 

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 11:57 PM

I've heard that the center console from a 90's Dodge Neon does a pretty good job. Not my cup of tea but many I've talked to say it fits well & has ample cup holders.

 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 12:15 AM

I've heard that the center console from a 90's Dodge Neon does a pretty good job. Not my cup of tea but many I've talked to say it fits well & has ample cup holders.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...119.m1438.l2649

 

Yeah I've heard the same. My problem with it is that It's just too modern for me. And I dislike the Idea of having that armrest at my elbow when driving. The issue for me is that there isn't any console that easily adapts to the 510 (that I've seen) that i like.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 12:18 AM

Has anyone heard of a 240z console swap being successful? I currently don't have a heater in my car (and don't plan on putting one in) so I'm not sure it would sit right...



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:38 AM

Z car gets really wide toward the front, i don't think it will fit right.

720s are an option though still uncommon. I have one from a 210 or a b210 I don't remember which. Looks a lot like the 620 unit.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:37 AM

I use a 720 console in my wagon and it fits nicely and doesn't look too out of place. Not a lot of storage room but there is enough. That 620 console looks like it would be too long between the hole for the shifter and the front end. There are different versions of the 720 console but I think this one fits best.

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:47 AM

Look at 710 two different styles (maybe 610)  The 620. The 720 maybe but they tend to be more squar-ish style. I have an A10 in my stash... they are long from wide to slim around the shifter.


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 05:44 PM

Yeah I've heard the same. My problem with it is that It's just too modern for me. And I dislike the Idea of having that armrest at my elbow when driving. The issue for me is that there isn't any console that easily adapts to the 510 (that I've seen) that i like.

 

I totally get it. I like it to look like it belonged there instead of looking like a make-shift transplant. I may have a contact with an original Datsun center console that is in decent shape but if I remember correctly, the arm rest needs to be reupholstered. PM me to let me know if you're interested & I'll see if he's willing to turn it loose.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 07:21 PM

VW MK1 and MK2 consoles can fit nice with some trimming, they only come to the shifter but have a deep storage pocket between the shifter and dash.

 



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:33 PM

I might have to look in to that 3 gauge vw center console. Might be perfect for my 510. Thanks volkswagner!

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:05 PM

I might have to look in to that 3 gauge vw center console. Might be perfect for my 510. Thanks volkswagner!

 

Those definitely look like they'd fit. You'd have to set up the different gauges obviously, assuming you find a console without the gauges torn out...



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 10:07 PM

I already have a 3 gauge set going in to my 510. I have a set of 720 4x4 volt and oil meters and an Infiniti QX4 analog clock. I had other plans for my gauge panel and center console, but that 3 gauge VW unit seems like a better option than i was thinking.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 11:28 AM

Not the best picture but here is a size comparison of the VW MK2 console I had in my 510, IIRC it was just barely too tall to fit under the dash perfectly and I had to trim off 1/2" or so.

 

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:15 AM

Would that be the same height approx as the 3 gauge version of the console, if you happen to know? Width and appearance seem like a good fit

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:50 PM

I have anMK1 3 gauge console if thats what your referring to. I can take some measurements. It is much shorter than the MK2.



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:25 AM

This is the unit I'm interested in.

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Shorter would be perfect, as I have AC tubing under my dash.

Also what are the three things in the middle? I've seen some with those and some with a storage pocket

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 12:05 PM

lol those are cassette tape holders. im old...


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:28 PM

You aren't THAT much older than me. I grew up in the 80s but I've not seen that type tape holder before. I'm used to the ones that held the case so you could see it.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:14 PM

Pulled mine out of storage, figured an in place oic would be better than dimensions.

 

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:24 PM

And size comparison to my cut-up MK2 version in case anyone considers that one. 

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