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Early S1 centre console

PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Sat Sep 02, 2023 6:26 pm

Hi does anyone have a pic of an early S1 centre console with the ashtray aperture?
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PostPost by: gherlt » Sat Sep 02, 2023 6:39 pm

Jim Clarks car at BB's home
I like this center console a lot.
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PostPost by: GLB » Sat Sep 02, 2023 8:12 pm

This is not original but it is a good replica for 26/0045. I repaired my console which did not have the cut out for the ashtray and added the cutout to fit a tray I purchased on ebay UK. I was guided by pictures on the Type 26 web site. There is a business here in El Paso that makes interior parts for early Corvettes on the original tooling that he bought from GM many years ago when they phased out that production. He has a large themo vacuum forming machine and formed a new one for me over my repaired and reshaped console. Unfortunately a one off and that won't help you but the pictures might. The colors are off because of flourescent lights. Gary
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sun Sep 03, 2023 9:25 am

This is an original one from an unrestored car....
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Sep 03, 2023 9:45 am

Here is a period photo of Unit No 0003, Dave.

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PostPost by: Wolfman » Sun Sep 10, 2023 12:34 am

How close would you like…

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