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Looking at buying a new floor console for my FB. The one I have is cracked very badly, and the pad is cut. I have found the pad, metal backing plate, and sliding door. I thought I had found a good console, but the guy told me it was a 67 but that it would work for a 68. Is this true. Looking at the pictures, it doesn't look like it would fit, or be correct.

Here's the pics of the pad/backing plate...
http://www.teknovation.net/matt/console%20backing1.jpg
http://www.teknovation.net/matt/console%20pad1.jpg

And here's the 67 console...
http://www.teknovation.net/matt/P1010018.jpg
http://www.teknovation.net/matt/P1010020.jpg
http://www.teknovation.net/matt/P1010021.jpg

Thanks!
 

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I think the base is the same, but the padding and sliding door are different. I'd probably be interested in your cut pad and plate once you replace them. I'd like to put a new DIN sized cd player in mine, but I can't see cutting a good pad or plate to do it. If you want to sell your cut pad and plate, let me know....
 

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Hehe, those are my parts on top:) Anyways, yes, you can interchange those parts. If you want a real 68 look however Then you would have to switch out the pad, backing plate and door with the one pictured on top, and then change the big pad at the base of the console as well as the center metal section. On the 67 console the cups for the seat belts are located in different places (68s are right next to each other and the 67s I believe were spaced out with a little space in between). So Ideally with this 67 console you could use just the base, sell the other 67 parts off of it and then pick up the others from someone here or on our favorite auction site.
 

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The console that came with my 68 had hairline cracks in several places on the lower fiberglass body. After cleaning with soap and water, scuffed the backside thoroughly and "laminated" it with fiberglass cloth and resin. Was also able to repair one of the holes for mounting the console to the floor. It's an ugly looking, but not visible, repair to a valuable console. :D
 

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The bases are diff. in the fact besides the belt holders in diff. location, the ash tray at the end of the console is a diff size and fit. The storage compartment (garage type door) has a diff. handle on it also.
 
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