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Old 04-20-2012, 11:54:34 AM   #1
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Auto to manual console ????

I'm converting from a automatic to a manual trans.

What I would like to know is..what is the major differences in the auto and manual consoles?

Seems like to me, by just looking at it, the shifter hole is the only difference.
Can you make an insert to put in the automatic console to fill in the gap when used as a manual?

Has anyone modified their auto console to work with a manual trans?
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:07:43 PM   #2
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seems like a neat idea! Cut the hole for the manual shifter and juset use the auto hole as an extra compartment area. Turn it into cup holders or whatever. I'm not sure what the measurements are but I have an extra center console that is crap. Give me the dimensions to it (the manual hole, and how far up it is etc.) and I will cut it and take pics

what year???? I'm talking about the 1979 console
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:52:58 PM   #3
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I did it to one of my old ones I had around to see how it would work. I'll post up pics tomorrow.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:51:04 AM   #4
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auto to manual console

This was my first attempt using an old console and I'm sure it can be improved upon, and wondering if it could be done. Might be an inexpensive alternative. But you get the idea.



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Old 04-21-2012, 08:12:03 AM   #5
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I was thinking about doing just the the opposite. My t56 shifter comes up through the front part of the auto console, the manual hole is too far forward.

I was thinking about trying to somehow graft the manual box back a few, and then recovering the console. Ust gotta find a cheap manual console to experiment on.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:03:49 PM   #6
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seems like a neat idea! Cut the hole for the manual shifter and juset use the auto hole as an extra compartment area. Turn it into cup holders or whatever. I'm not sure what the measurements are but I have an extra center console that is crap. Give me the dimensions to it (the manual hole, and how far up it is etc.) and I will cut it and take pics

what year???? I'm talking about the 1979 console


Yes it is a 79 camaro , I'm sorry about that.
I just got the motor and trans out so I'm not quite that far. I just get thinking about something and try a search and when I cant find something I ask ya'll opinion. I will get those dimensions asap
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:11:49 PM   #7
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I did it to one of my old ones I had around to see how it would work. I'll post up pics tomorrow.


Yes this is exactly what Im talking about.

That looks pretty good. I mean even if mines not perfect itll work until i have the money to buy 1
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:06:45 AM   #8
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I did a auto to manual 4 speed swap and used all new pieces from OER for the 4 speed center console. It was expensive but came out beautiful. Very easy install. I never had an auto center console. I was usinng a straight B&M shifter.




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Old 04-23-2012, 10:43:03 PM   #9
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I did a auto to manual 4 speed swap and used all new pieces from OER for the 4 speed center console. It was expensive but came out beautiful. Very easy install. I never had an auto center console. I was usinng a straight B&M shifter.



that does look good !!!!!

I'm so ready. wait no I'm not .lol
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:00:42 PM   #10
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Golf72, Thanks!! I was told I had to fit a "Mounting Box" on the hump in order to fit the shifter in.

What's your set up??
Engine?
Tranny?
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:46:55 AM   #11
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No I had no mounting box. I have 355 engine, 9.5:1 compression, mild cam, aluminum heads. Lots of billet n chrome. Tranny is a BW super T10. Has 350hp.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:27:24 PM   #12
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Looks good Golf72
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