Installing A Factory Floor Console In A 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible – San Diego, California

     Just completed another project at JBA Speed Center in Kearny Mesa, California. The customer wanted a factory console installed in his Green 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible.  He purchased a Scott Drake reproduction thru JBA. They are a Scott Drake dealer for Classic Mustang parts. The 69-70 Mustang consoles do require some assembly. The console body, upper and lower shifter plate, and console arm rest are sold separately. The reproduction console was nice a piece, but they do not make them for convertibles. Careful trimming to the contours of the transmission tunnel is needed to be done. Convertibles have extra reinforcements that give the floor pan area a different shape. The convertible tunnels have a double hump behind the shifter hole. Trimming is done little by little, and a few test fits in the process. This Mustang had major floor pan work, and the transmission tunnel had been modified. I had to make special rear mounts, so the console mounted evenly and securely. You’ll notice that I use a Dremel tool often.  Even the best quality reproduction may require some trimming to make them fit the best. Remember these cars were mass produced by human hands, and they were slightly different the next. In most cases, I can get a better fit than original with a little trimming.

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