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Old 01-15-2019, 01:00 AM
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yes it is and my car was a manual, the welded x-member was banged up pretty badly so my installation was custom...what specifics would you like to know?
Basically, I'd like to know how you liked the quality of the product and even if you ordered it for a custom installation, how was the fitment?
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:30 PM
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Basically, I'd like to know how you liked the quality of the product and even if you ordered it for a custom installation, how was the fitment?
Far as quality, no complaint, very nice piece. Installation wise, I ordered one for a 69 C3 automatic, from there I took diff measurements off my 68 assembly manual, made some frame brackets and welded some bolts to the frame to attach it in a stock fashion. When I installed the driveline, everything dropped in, no issues.
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Thanks, those are the type of comments I am looking for.
I guess I'll have to get one ordered soon.
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More goodies arrived today, from Modern Classic:




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Old 01-17-2019, 01:55 PM
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More goodies arrived today, from Modern Classic:




Nice look. Makes up for the lack of storage function in the pre-1978 dash.
Is that fiberglass or plastic?
Mind sharing what it cost?
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Very nice build
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Nice look. Makes up for the lack of storage function in the pre-1978 dash.
Is that fiberglass or plastic?
Mind sharing what it cost?
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itís fiberglass. $480 plus shipping
http://www.modernclassicsinteriors.com/consoles-1.html
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:04 AM
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Work on the car has been slow, been fighting a "crud" for 2.5 weeks now, none the less, in between shots of dayquil I was able to plasma cut some exhaust hanger brackets and install them onto the exhaust, which I can now cross as "completed".




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itís fiberglass. $480 plus shipping
http://www.modernclassicsinteriors.com/consoles-1.html
Very cool. Thanks for the info.
Love how info gets shared here.
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Very cool. Thanks for the info.
Love how info gets shared here.
of course, once I get around to install it, I'll post more pictures. I did mock it up for about an hour, I knew the inside of my car shrunk a little due to the narrowed kick up frame in the back. I ended up trimming about 3". I also noted that the side of the console goes well beyond where the original stopped, which is nice, gives you the ability to hide more of the under dash. All and all I am pretty impressed with the quality of it and will save me tons of fab time for just this one piece. I liked it so much I might just get one for my wife's 69 camaro project (they have a few more choices for that car).
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Amazing project....
Very inspiring!!!!!
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Wow ! Just crazy. Look forward to more post.
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Received my custom 3" chromoly from Strange. What I thought was going to be a set it and forget it kinda install did not turn out to be that. Let's backtrack a bit, when I built my 9" rear, I had the choice to either center the pumpkin or center the pinion. I elected to center the pumpkin. Fast forward a couple/three years and the driveshaft was rubbing against the passenger side. This required some massaging and cutting about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. I did it twice (in my shop, we measure 3 times, cut four times, measure one more, and do it twice....but that's too long of a shop name lol - being a tad facetious here, but at times it really seems that way!). First time I did it, I had it all re-built with fiberglass but didn't quite notice to taper front to back. I was left with room out back, but not enough towards the trans mission...ooops...so we cut it all off (just about) and decided to fab some panels, rivet them to the floor and then add some glass on top (the panels would add as support and re-enforcement at the same time).
There we have it, got room for the driveshaft to move with the suspension now.






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Originally Posted by mirage2991 View Post
Received my custom 3" chromoly from Strange. What I thought was going to be a set it and forget it kinda install did not turn out to be that. Let's backtrack a bit, when I built my 9" rear, I had the choice to either center the pumpkin or center the pinion. I elected to center the pumpkin.
That tunnel looks really nice.

Curious though, why did you decide to center the pumpkin instead of the pinion......weight distribution???.....looks???....
I now wonder how it's done on a stock vette. The transverse leaf mounted to the diff, and the independent rear wheel suspension seems to require the pumpkin to be centered.
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