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Old 04-29-2007, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm wanting to install a '65 Long Console in my '65 2+2, which never had one. Can this be done right without removing the front seats and carpet?
Any suggestions or good ideas?
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Old 04-29-2007, 05:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can do it without removing the seats but the middle screws on the console are easier to get in with the seats out. You definately do not need to remove the carpet.
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How do you drill the holes without damaging the carpet?
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Once absolutely certain where to drill, my approach has been to use a soldering gun to 'melt' the carpet and the underlayment. That seems to do a good job of sealing the carpet preventing the drill bit from grabing the carpet nap.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is a great idea Charley.
If I can remember it(Oldtimers Disease) I might use it next time the occassion arises.
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God, this post makes me feel old
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Take the seats out. It's a total of 8 nuts.

The hardest part of installing the console will be the installation of the bracket that goes under the glove box. Positioning, marking, and drilling fo that is a royal PIA.
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Mine didn't have a bracket under the glove box when I emoved it.
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If you don't want to use a soldering iron you can cut a small X with an exacto knife or box cutter.
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