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1/27/18 11:02pm - Original Message: 'Trouble with center console install'
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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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Hi, having trouble with the two studs that stick down from the bottom of the center guage console. Seems like the center console is too thick which makes it hard to put the nuts on the studs. Any ideas what to do? Both of these items are new reproductions. Thanks, Joe
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1/27/18 11:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Trouble with center console install'
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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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How does the stud length compared to the old ones?

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1/27/18 11:43pm - Reply: 'Re: Trouble with center console install'
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Interesting, I just reinstalled my center gauge cluster a few days ago after some radio repair. Studs were plenty long, probably 1/2 stuck through the console to get the nuts started. Being reproductions possibilities are studs too short, console molded too thick, or a little of both. If you purchased them from the same supplier Id go back to them for their input. Id also ask if the studs could be replaced with longer ones. Are they just threaded in or are they molded into the cluster somehow ?? Good luck and let us know what you find.

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1/29/18 9:55am - Reply: 'Re: Trouble with center console install'
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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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checked it, it is 1/8 inch shorter.
that is the problem.
I am going to replace the studs with longer set screws.
Thanks
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1/29/18 10:52pm - Reply: 'Re: Trouble with center console install'
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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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Is the new console thicker than the old one?

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1/29/18 11:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Trouble with center console install'
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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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No, about the same as the original one. The studs were .125 shorter than the original ones. I took the studs out and replaced them with longer ones.

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