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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Want to find/make a console for my 91 Caprice

Hey guys! I want to look into getting a console, however I want to keep the 60/40 seats that are in it at all costs. I am able to fabricate one if need be, but was looking to get a few different ideas on how I could do that. It would go on the floor in the middle (hopefully obvious) and I would like to have deeper cup holders and some storage space (as the current cup holder is shallow and there is no center console storage). Thanks in advance for the ideas!

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Hey guys! I want to look into getting a console, however I want to keep the 60/40 seats that are in it at all costs. I am able to fabricate one if need be, but was looking to get a few different ideas on how I could do that. It would go on the floor in the middle (hopefully obvious) and I would like to have deeper cup holders and some storage space (as the current cup holder is shallow and there is no center console storage). Thanks in advance for the ideas!

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Just curious why you want to keep the 60/40 setup so much? If you are dead set on that setup then I would think your options will be limited to a small console that would fit on the Trans tunnel.

There have been some that modified the 60/40 bench into a bucket setup by removing the armrest section. You would then have a bunch of console options.

I had the 60/40 cloth setup in my car originally. It was a comfy setup but don't think the armrest even had a console built in. Maybe a swap of another vehicles (car/truck) arm rest could be mated to your seat? I also have a 96 9C1 car with stock buckets and a nice console with lots of storage in it. Maybe a setup like that would work for you if you remove the arm rest section of yours.

I removed my 60/40 cloth setup years ago in favor of a 96 console and Bonneville Buckets and don't miss the bench 1 bit.

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given you want to keep the 60/40 bench and just something that sits on the tranny tunnel...might hit up a junkyard and look at some various cars for something that will fit. I suspect some trimming of whatever you find would be needed. Sheet metal screws would hold it to tunnel from inside whatever compartment it might have

GM trucks with 60/40 seats have the fold down arm rest and then a smaller console that fits in front of the bench seat but often those bench seats have about a 4-6" recess into the bottom of the bench seat that console goes into.

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Hey guys! I want to look into getting a console, however I want to keep the 60/40 seats that are in it at all costs. I am able to fabricate one if need be, but was looking to get a few different ideas on how I could do that. It would go on the floor in the middle (hopefully obvious) and I would like to have deeper cup holders and some storage space (as the current cup holder is shallow and there is no center console storage). Thanks in advance for the ideas!

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I love my bench seat custom console.MUCH better than the old floor center hump style.These are excellent furniture like quality.Worth the price,$100.Plus available in a ton of colors.They also make a slightly wider model with bigger cup holes.I chose the narrow model as it fits exactly where our oem center arm rest sits.Made for big American domestic bench seats.Made in America as well.Hope this helps. Jim
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I'm looking at ideas for a console. Just added a Roadmaster center armrest/console from a '93 Roadmaster to my '91 Caprice.

If you can't find one in a local yard, check eBay.

Benefit: They are the same width as the original Caprice armrest, no mods necessary to make it fit.

They have cup holders and storage.
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I'm looking at ideas for a console. Just added a Roadmaster center armrest/console from a '93 Roadmaster to my '91 Caprice.

If you can't find one in a local yard, check eBay.

Benefit: They are the same width as the original Caprice armrest, no mods necessary to make it fit.

They have cup holders and storage.
Exactly the direction I would go if wanting to keep the 60/40 bench. He could then add a Trans hump console if more stotprage was needed.

OP - I found a couple of links that may give you some ideas/thoughts around the discussion of these bench setups that you may find helpful. Unfortunately, some of the links/pics are old and may not be active anymore.

Turning split bench roadmaster seats into buckets, got some questions

looking for opinions on a seat idea.

How to remove the middle console

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The Roadmaster armrest gets my vote for a starter. To match your interior, you are going to need one from a 91-93. What color is your interior?

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The Roadmaster armrest gets my vote for a starter. To match your interior, you are going to need one from a 91-93. What color is your interior?

I have the red/maroon interior. Would like to keep costs low though so if I can get ideas, I would prefer to build one.


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I love my bench seat custom console.MUCH better than the old floor center hump style.These are excellent furniture like quality.Worth the price,$100.Plus available in a ton of colors.They also make a slightly wider model with bigger cup holes.I chose the narrow model as it fits exactly where our oem center arm rest sits.Made for big American domestic bench seats.Made in America as well.Hope this helps. Jim


That looks really good! Sadly, I don't have the money for that at this point in time. Does that just sit on top of the seat then? And if so, how does it fasten to the seat. I'd rather not have a free-floating console would I, god forbid it, get into an accident, or have to hit the breaks hard.


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Just curious why you want to keep the 60/40 setup so much? If you are dead set on that setup then I would think your options will be limited to a small console that would fit on the Trans tunnel.



There have been some that modified the 60/40 bench into a bucket setup by removing the armrest section. You would then have a bunch of console options.



I had the 60/40 cloth setup in my car originally. It was a comfy setup but don't think the armrest even had a console built in. Maybe a swap of another vehicles (car/truck) arm rest could be mated to your seat? I also have a 96 9C1 car with stock buckets and a nice console with lots of storage in it. Maybe a setup like that would work for you if you remove the arm rest section of yours.



I removed my 60/40 cloth setup years ago in favor of a 96 console and Bonneville Buckets and don't miss the bench 1 bit.


Basically my reasoning for the keeping of the seat stems from two points (one personal preference, second somewhat fearful)
1. I like to keep things stock. I'm not a huge fan of modifying my vehicle(s) without a practical reason.
2. This was my grandfathers car, and the moment I try to take the seat out and cut things up, my mom would have my a$$ on a silver platter... the car is also in her name, so that's a bit of a hinderance too.


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