Center Console mounting

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Center Console mounting

Postby Fordmanpa » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:12 am

Are center console mounting brackets used to attach the console to the drive line tunnel? I can't seem to find any information in the Tiger Workshop Manual or referenced in forum threads. My Tiger was completely apart when I bought it. The console seems to be a little bit wider than the tunnel it mounts to, and the screw holes in the console seem to be about a half an inch above the hole pattern in the tunnel.
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Re: Center Console mounting

Postby 65sunbeam » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:36 am

No mounts are used-just a few small sheet metal screws. Is the console the original one that came with the car with the ashtray mounted to the front of it ? Not sure why the screw holes don't line up maybe the carpet is causing the height difference? Eric
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Re: Center Console mounting

Postby Fordmanpa » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:51 pm

Hi Eric,
The console I have does have the ashtray on the front (not sure it was the original with the car as all parts I got with the stripped down car were in boxes). It seems correct. I will check the carpet or possible other interference as you suggest. Not sure that is the problem yet.
I know the early 1960s falcons with consoles had mounting brackets, thats why I posed the question about the Tiger console.
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Re: Center Console mounting

Postby Fordmanpa » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:36 am

Eric,
Just wanted to post a quick update. It was operator error -- me. I inserted the console by lowering it into place. Now that might seem logical but ...
when I inserted the back of the console against the package shelf and then lowered the front of the console in place it fit perfectly. I'm blaming old age. LOL
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Re: Center Console mounting

Postby 65sunbeam » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:06 pm

No problem Gene-I am glad it was an easy fix. Wish some of my car problems were so easy.....! Eric
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