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Fiberglass Center Console

I just finished my center console I've been working on for the past couple of weeks. I've never worked with fiberglass ever before so everything was all new except the painting part. I think it turned out good. It all started because the cup holders that were connected to the seat sucked and couldn't hold a drink for the life of them. I didn't want to make my seats buckets and do a full console. There is still room to move the seat forward and back. I took some progress pictures, so I will go in order.

It started with a piece of cardboard.
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I then mocked the structure out of mdf and made sure it fit.

Here is how I mounted it. It's pretty crude but no one sees it. To unscrew it, take out the two cup holders and the screw is easy to get at.
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Now it is finished. I'm happy with it considering its my first time with fiberglass and making something with it.
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Now the fire on the outside is carried into the inside. The bezel is going to get repainted black with a fire lick off the cigarette lighter. Let me know what you think.
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Nice work. Looks really good.
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I think it looks pretty good. I like the paint scheme too. Have you though about painting your interior black, I think that would look ral good with your exterior and interior paint.
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holy hell! it looks awesome dude! great work.... im jealous!!......
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looks good...i think i have those same sunglasses
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i think imma drive to canada just so u can paint my truck..........
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You are amazing at the flame paintings... we were just talking about you last saturday
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wow turned out verry good....nice work! and love the flames
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damn thats good for a first try!!!
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looks freakin sweet just like the outside paint job!!!!
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Wow dude that rocks man very good job, I can build a car but I have not tryed yet but I don't think that I could pull something like that off.
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WOW just WOW your first time haha looks like you had done it before GREAT JOB very good
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That is AMAZING for your first time working with fiberglass. Looks great.
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Thats impressive! You could make a bunch of those and sell them! id buy one for sure
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same here id buy one . . . very nice . . . i like your design to let a little room for seat positioning
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Looks good man. Good job on it being your first one.
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That looks really good. I would love to do a full length one like that. What did it cost ya in materials?
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Material wise (rough estimates, also in Canadian Dollars)
MDF- $7
Fiberglass kit + extra resin - $41 ( keep in mind, I probably wasted quite a bit since I had no clue what I was doing lol)
Fleece- Found some lying around but its cheap anyway
Bondo - $10
Paint - It was leftover from my hood and tailgate so probably $15 worth.
Cupholders - $15 for all three
Total- around $70-$85

Fun project though. I learned a lot and I've always wanted to try working with fiberglass and bondo.
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That looks excellent, great work!
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I like it. Although I dont like how thats black and your other thing is blue.
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very good work! I wish I had the motivation to try something like that, probably took a lot of time and patience, which I have neither of right now.
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Damn thats amazing man u do amazing work!
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yo you trying to make me one O.o
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I really like it. Now I am debating if I wanna do something like that or a standard expo console. That looks really nice.
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