67-68 4 speed console

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Re: 67-68 4 speed console

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Post by fordnutz » 04 Jan 2018, 01:34

Send some pictures to my e-mail at scott.f@telus.net so I can see what you are talking about.
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Re: 67-68 4 speed console

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Post by ccarney69 » 04 Jan 2018, 07:34

http://www.network54.com/Forum/75943/th ... iew+thread

I saw this shift plate for a four-speed console yesterday. I thought I would just put it here since were talking for speed consoles.
1968 GT-E 427 Standard Nordic Blue/Black Décor, driver
1969 XR7 R Code 4 Speed Yellow/Black Top Black Interior, current project no.1
1969 XR7 Q Code C6 Green/Black Top Dark Ivy Green Interior, current project no. 2
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Re: 67-68 4 speed console

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Post by pellets4fuel » 04 Jan 2018, 09:39

I have a 4-speed top console plate around as well. The chrome is in ok shape especially since the most/to all of the plate gets covered with pad anyhow. Problem with mine is, it is cracked almost all the way through the thin part of the plate where it attaches to the back of the square opening. Would still function, and be good for a driver. The back clip is intact. Also have a auto trans one in ok shape.
On a another note on 4-speed consoles; question I have is how does that area around the square hole get finished off with the shift boot and carpet? A stock shift boot screws down to the steel tunnel. The carpet lays over that, then the plate in the console. That shift boot doesn't fill the square hole (width wise E to W it does, but not N to S ie front of car north) Does one just carefully cut the carpet so it fits snug around the boot corrugation an then the carpet is partly visible through the console plate square hole, or is there some other trim that trims the carpet prior to the console going down?
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1980 Toyota truck, woodgas powered
22re 4x4

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Re: 67-68 4 speed console

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Post by Socalef9 » 04 Jan 2018, 10:06

i also noticed the console is missing the bezel, which makes the console uninstallable. It is a 200 dollar part with Don. Based on the fact that a 4 speed console is so hard to come by, should i bite the bullet and just buy a bezel, or should i request a return and wait for a better one to come along?

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Re: 67-68 4 speed console

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Post by pellets4fuel » 04 Jan 2018, 10:16

The delamination on the pad is fixable. Not sure what the underside of an XR7 pad looks like, but I could send you a photo of how I fixed my standard pad that was delaminating from the metal.
What do you mean by bezel. Are you talking the vertical piece where the clock is, the plate under the pad?
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4-speed, A/C, sports console, AM-8track.
1980 Toyota truck, woodgas powered
22re 4x4

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Re: 67-68 4 speed console

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Post by Socalef9 » 04 Jan 2018, 12:07

pellets4fuel wrote:
04 Jan 2018, 10:16
The delamination on the pad is fixable. Not sure what the underside of an XR7 pad looks like, but I could send you a photo of how I fixed my standard pad that was delaminating from the metal.
What do you mean by bezel. Are you talking the vertical piece where the clock is, the plate under the pad?
Exactly what I'm talking about.

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Re: 67-68 4 speed console

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Post by Socalef9 » 04 Jan 2018, 23:49

fordnutz wrote:
04 Jan 2018, 01:34
Send some pictures to my e-mail at scott.f@telus.net so I can see what you are talking about.
The pictures are going to have to wait. After finding out the bezel and ashtray are missing, and there's a slight crack in the clock face, I'm requesting a refund\return.

If you have to paint your pad, then go for it. I'm not sure how long this ordeal is going to take.

I just seem to be getting screwed over left and right. It's getting rather frustrating

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Re: 67-68 4 speed console

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Post by Socalef9 » 05 Jan 2018, 00:25

pellets4fuel wrote:
04 Jan 2018, 10:16
The delamination on the pad is fixable. Not sure what the underside of an XR7 pad looks like, but I could send you a photo of how I fixed my standard pad that was delaminating from the metal.
What do you mean by bezel. Are you talking the vertical piece where the clock is, the plate under the pad?
Could you please send me a picture of fixing the foam pulling away from the metal frame?

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Re: 67-68 4 speed console

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Post by fordnutz » 05 Jan 2018, 01:05

Socalef9 wrote:
05 Jan 2018, 00:25
pellets4fuel wrote:
04 Jan 2018, 10:16
The delamination on the pad is fixable. Not sure what the underside of an XR7 pad looks like, but I could send you a photo of how I fixed my standard pad that was delaminating from the metal.
What do you mean by bezel. Are you talking the vertical piece where the clock is, the plate under the pad?
Could you please send me a picture of fixing the foam pulling away from the metal frame?
pellets4fuel, I would be very interested in this repair technique as well, to fix another console I have that has a bit of wire coming out of the lower edge.
Socale9, sorry that you are having so many problems trying to find a proper console and pad. I think there is a Mustang reproduction of consoles both auto and manual shift. You can look around at the various vendors, but they are pretty pricey.
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Re: 67-68 4 speed console

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Post by pellets4fuel » 05 Jan 2018, 11:25

Here are some photos of how I fixed mine. I threw a top picture in there after it was redyed from black to ivy. What I did was stitch with a needle and heavy thread from side to side pulling the vinyl back over the metal. I then went over the top of the thread with a clear silicone product. I think it was actually like "shoe goo" or something along those lines. Wanted to enbed the thread to the metal backer, and reinforce the vinyl back onto that backer as well. The shoe goo was somewhat self leveling so it smoothed itself out. From new these pads also had a thin film of foam on the back over the metal backer so the shoe goo helps provide some of that depth back again. All in all a nice fix. The front vinyl has some dent in it from someone leaving "junk" sit on it over the years. It also had one small tear that the shop fixed. You can see the repair. But as hard as these things are to find....
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4-speed, A/C, sports console, AM-8track.
1980 Toyota truck, woodgas powered
22re 4x4

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