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Hi All

I remember Nuts making reference to doing this (couldnt find the post) I think someone else used a celica one?

Contemplating the switch, wondering what others here have used, how much of a P.I.T.A it was and what was need to modify etc etc?

My brain also works better with pics if you have any Smile

Thanks !!


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you planning on running a console or hump hugger?


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It is easy enough to do. Make sure you re-enforce the tunnel with some extra plate welded in. Scott has picture of his solution to it. I have (with help) replicated that on a friend mustang. You could also use the Lokar handbrake as they have affectively a kit as well. I have one lying around here as well - I intend to use it on my 65 (when I get around to it). Many options - though keep in mind you do need to get an engineers certificate for the modification.


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Yeah i used a 1990 Celica one but you can use anything really Corolla, whatever, i cut the metal tunnel section out of the celica with the welded nuts intact and used that to sandwich the mustang tunnel for reinforcement.
EL-EF falcon has them on the side of the tunnel near the seat which may help for console clearance.





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Thanks guys, I will keep it in mind....

Moe, no console or hump hugger. B&M though placed further back than others I have seen....


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[quote="scott66stang"]Yeah i used a 1990 Celica one but you can use anything really Corolla, whatever, i cut the metal tunnel section out of the celica with the welded nuts intact and used that to sandwich the mustang tunnel for reinforcement.
EL-EF falcon has them on the side of the tunnel near the seat which may help for console clearance.

is that a celica console??.. what console is that? fits really well!!


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Yeah i used a 1990 Celica one but you can use anything really Corolla, whatever, i cut the metal tunnel section out of the celica with the welded nuts intact and used that to sandwich the mustang tunnel for reinforcement.
EL-EF falcon has them on the side of the tunnel near the seat which may help for console clearance.

is that a celica console??.. what console is that? fits really well!!
yes 1989 celica.... 88-93 i think are the same, heavily cut and modified at the dash end, but the rest sits nice and low on the tunnel. My handbrake ended up bieng about an inch too far forward and hits the tbar when full back in low, i can shorten the handle but ill proberly end up shifting it back and weld a patch on the tunnel. That is pretty much how i left it 10 months ago so the console or Tbar could all change again when i eventually get back into it.


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scott66stang wrote
Yeah i used a 1990 Celica one but you can use anything really Corolla, whatever, i cut the metal tunnel section out of the celica with the welded nuts intact and used that to sandwich the mustang tunnel for reinforcement.
EL-EF falcon has them on the side of the tunnel near the seat which may help for console clearance.

is that a celica console??.. what console is that? fits really well!!
yes 1989 celica.... 88-93 i think are the same, heavily cut and modified at the dash end, but the rest sits nice and low on the tunnel. My handbrake ended up bieng about an inch too far forward and hits the tbar when full back in low, i can shorten the handle but ill proberly end up shifting it back and weld a patch on the tunnel. That is pretty much how i left it 10 months ago so the console or Tbar could all change again when i eventually get back into it.


awesome, looks like it was meant to be... what made you choose that? just had it handy? or did you find out that it was pretty close to fitting the mustang contours


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I got a few cars on my property and that console was from a donor car that i bought for the motor to fix up my daughters Celica. I did have a NC Fairlane console in that looked shit hot but it was a bit wide and the seats would hit it when they were folded forwards.
I also sucessfully modified the rear seat frame from the Celica to fit a Mustang Covertible then threw it away when i eventually found a mustang one.


BTW that is the climate control and trip computer from the donor NC Fairlane that is mounted in the metal face plate that i had to fabricate up, and it holds it together and bolts to the dash. few more pics pge 29 of my Fairstang link below


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