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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2774 days ago 3839 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a CD player to plug into my tape player, but it was kind of cumbersome just sitting on the dash shelf. I ended up designing a console to keep it in. I also added removable tilt out litter bins, one on each side. The rear door hinges up sideways, for storing CD’s & books. It’s made so the front half is removable in case you need to do repairs under the dash.
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You may also notice there are tilt out litter bins on both the driver, & passenger sides. The are removeable for dumping the litter.
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This shows the reason part of the rail is missing, it’s to provide clearance for the buckle.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Don

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#1 posted 2774 days ago

What an incredible idea, Dick. I paid a fortune for a BMW with wood trim – wish I had know you first (LOL).

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Jim Earl

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#2 posted 2774 days ago

Don, VERY VERY NICE you brought out the wood grain in custom wood trim in an Auto. Again Very nice piece of work. Jim

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5

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Don

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#3 posted 2774 days ago

Not me, Jim – this is Dick’s project.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2774 days ago

well aren’t you just the ol smarty pants – I’d never think of building something like that.
Bravo

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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darryl

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#5 posted 2774 days ago

Thanks Dick. I’ve been thinking about making one of these, but couldn’t quite get my head to think of how it would look.

Now that I know I’ll like it I suppose I can make one now!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2774 days ago

Thanks everyone, & Darryl I wish I had the plans for this. I started out by making a pattern to fit the contour of the dash. The rest just came together during the process of making it. I had to sacrifice the ash tray for this project, but I don’t smoke.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Obi

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#7 posted 2774 days ago

Don’t cha just love it when we want to make somethng but don’t quite know what it’s supposed to look like. Thanks Dick for showing us what we’re supposed to do. Did you turn the little thingies or did you buy them?

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2774 days ago

Those are called Galley pegs. I bought a bunch of them quite a few years ago. I can’t even remember where I got them.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2773 days ago

Notice: I just added another image.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Buckskin

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#10 posted 2538 days ago

I have been thinking about something similar to this to put in my pickup. I want a no holes mount to put a CB and such in. This helps give me ideas. Thanks and great work!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2537 days ago

It’s kind of nice seeing this thread come back to life. That’s what’s nice about LJ, when you submit a project, it’s available anytime.
I forgot to mention that I had to remove the original console, which had an lighter outlet. It was useful to plug my CD player into.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bill

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#12 posted 2537 days ago

Nice work Dick. I am glad this one came back up.

Oh, and where are the cup holders?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 2537 days ago

I couldn’t quite fit in cup holders, but the side racks on the tray keep the cups from sliding off.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bob A in NJ

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#14 posted 2422 days ago

A true Lumberjock!!!!!

-- Bob A in NJ

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2422 days ago

Thank you Bob A!

Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

To all of you Lumberjocks!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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