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Old 08 April 2017, 06:00   #1
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diy centre console

has anyone on here tried or suceeded in making their own centre console from scratch?

as in plug - mould - finished console?

ive been looking for a double console with front bench but cant find anything that suits or is the correct size!

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I recon a wheelie bin shortened down as a mould would make a good single console, maybe two bins for a double.
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I recon a wheelie bin shortened down as a mould would make a good single console, maybe two bins for a double.
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Wheelie???
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Old 08 April 2017, 14:00   #4
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I recon a wheelie bin shortened down as a mould would make a good single console, maybe two bins for a double.
im looking for something a bit more aestheticly pleasing, maybe a swoop or two to make it look fast
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Making the plug is the hard part if your a good joiner and good with filler then it's not too bad but it usually involves lots of grinding sanding and filling and lots and lots of time
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its looking like im going to have no option, ive tried to find somewhere locally that does grp work but struggling.
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I doubt you'd find a grp manufacturer who could make you a 1 off console to your design without the cost running into £1000's it's very labour intensive making a plug from scratch
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any consoles i've found are looking like £1300+ anyway and they arnt ideal so i dont mind making the plug myself to let me get the size and shape i want if i can find a grp place to take the mould and make the finished product.
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I'd have thought if you can make the plug then taking the mould and making the console wouldn't be beyond your capabilities that's the easy bit really
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Making the plug and getting a good finish is the hard part.
Fiberglass work fairly straight forward
here is a picture of the console I made
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I'm not sure what it is that you're looking for.
Is it anything similar to this?
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Making the plug and getting a good finish is the hard part.
Fiberglass work fairly straight forward
here is a picture of the console I made
looks cracking mate if i can get anywhere near that finish i'll be happy
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I'm not sure what it is that you're looking for.
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that looks good ceejay where is that one from?
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Stainless steel

64 litre tank under the seat too
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There is a grp guy in James watt dock.

He is fitting my seats soon
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Stainless steel

64 litre tank under the seat too
thats bloody impressive
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