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New Plus 2 centre console

PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:56 pm

As some of you know, Famous Frank has been working on making new Plus 2 centre consoles available. Since we live in the same metropolitan area and my console was out of the car and in mostly good condition, I loaned it to Frank to be the template from which a vacuum-form could be made. It's been a very long and exhausting process for Frank, but I am pleased to say that today he presented me with the very first console produced. I am astonished at how good looking it is! Not that my original one is bad looking, but it of course shows its age with a crack, a little wavyness, etc., and this new one looks very straight and fresh and as perfect as I could imagine a new one being!

We gave it a test-fit. As there is no hole cut for the shift lever and the threaded stub and ball were in the way, it couldn't sit all the way down in place at the front end, but allowing for that it looked like a great fit.

With this result, Frank says he'll pull the trigger on the first production run. If you like what you see, get in touch with Frank and let him know that you want one!
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PostPost by: 1969Plus2 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:42 am

What is the best way to get in touch with Frank? I’d like one.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:16 pm

He's a member of this forum, so you can PM him.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:04 pm

Well done that man. Hats off to anyone making items to keep the cars alive!!!
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