Finally we're on to the sheet metal. I turned this project over to Wayne Howze at The Off Road Connection in Fultondale, Alabama. One of the finest metal fabricators in all of the land.
I used 22ga. sheet metal through this project both for its strength and ease of cutting/shaping.
The passenger side center console piece.
The drivers' side center console piece.
The top center console piece. The pieces trimmed out were (top to bottom of picture) cup holders, factory OEM center console bucket and lid, horn button and Ox locker shifter, and OEM transmission shifter.
The inside of the center console. The side pieces were tabbed on with longer right angle pieces to prevent the sheet metal from "bowing in" between tabs.
The transfer case shifter, the transmission shifter, the Ox locker shifter and the horn button and part of the center console lid.
All the frame work for the shifters, just tacked on here, finish welding after everything is done.
Center console frame work. Just tacked on here, finish welding after everything is done.
The transmission shifter, horn button and Ox locker shifter.
The cup holders. Big enough for koozies and tapered down at the bottom for bottles.
The stock OEM center console.