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I'm lookin' to replace the worn out broken down console in my 62. Don't need anything fancy but want to drill as little as possible.

Where to look?
 
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lots of folks swear by TUFFY.

might be able to pick up a used OME on cruiserparts.net too.

do a "search" and you might find some other ideas and opinions.

good luck.
 
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there was a cool thread last week about this...sorry not sure where it is now. maybe do a search. They had some people who used heep consoles (nice aftermarket) and were only around 80-100. as opposed to the tuffy which is spendy. I am looking myself, but probably get the tuffy eventually.

rob
 

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sl33py said:
there was a cool thread last week about this...
That'd be this thread. The Heep console is about the fourth post.

I'm wondering how much use a Tuffy console is in a 60 vs. a 40 or other open-topped vehicle. I mean, when breaking in is a matter of unzipping the top or just stepping in the truck, theft-proof (well, theft-resistant anyway...) storage is a necessity. But if a thief's already going to break the window or slim-jim the lock, is a Tuffy really going to be much of a deterrent?

I'm genuinely curious about this issue. I'll be replacing the stock console this summer, so this isn't just idle speculation. :)

Alex
 
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polarweasel said:
That'd be this thread. The Heep console is about the fourth post.

I'm wondering how much use a Tuffy console is in a 60 vs. a 40 or other open-topped vehicle. I mean, when breaking in is a matter of unzipping the top or just stepping in the truck, theft-proof (well, theft-resistant anyway...) storage is a necessity. But if a thief's already going to break the window or slim-jim the lock, is a Tuffy really going to be much of a deterrent?

I'm genuinely curious about this issue. I'll be replacing the stock console this summer, so this isn't just idle speculation. :)

Alex
yeah, just ask freightdog. he posted a picture of his tuffy on a thread. His Tuffy in his 60 was beat to hell by some kids, but they were not able to crack it open.
 
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I am going to pull the CD player a PO put in, replace it with stock am/fm. Then when i get a tuffy i will put a nice stereo in and have it be out of sight. A good place for misc. stuff you wouldn't like stolen (like insurance/registration). It's bad enough to have some punk break a window, even worse to have them try to rip off your info for a scam. my .02

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Tuffy, bar none. Here's a thread detailing my install, with a couple other methods that some of the other guys have done for their consoles.
 

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I agree with polarweasel on this one. If you can lock your solid doors, then why waste money on a console that will lock also? I would put the extra money into something more worthwhile, like axles or something.

The heep console almost looks too modern for the 60. I think that the original looks cool, although old. If I could find something possibly made out of steel, that would be the best. The steel would have to be powdercoated black, of course. That would go nicely with the retro-cool styling of the entire rig.

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What color OEM are you looking for? Mine is in good shape in just sitting in the garadge.
Cruiser Parts.net sells them for $150, you can have mine for $75.

Mine is Grey.
 
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