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Post by oldz74 on Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:25 pm

for the regal/century guys, how does the center console mount to the floor? i see holes in the storage compartment to mount to the rear but where else? middle, front? i know cutlasses and others mount in 3 spots. photos will be helpful as i want to do a conversion.

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:11 pm

I have one of those laying around, too. If you lift off the B U I C K emblem running lengthwise on the front section of the console, you'll see a mtg hole. On mine, the emblem separated from the metal backing that snaps down on the console...so, be advised that has to be removed to reveal the hole. It's been several years since I removed it, but I think those are the only two places it was fastened to the tunnel.
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Post by dynchel on Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:45 pm

I don't think we have any (regular) members that have a buick....I miss my beater '77 regal.
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Post by oldz74 on Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:23 pm

Mcarlo77 wrote:I have one of those laying around, too.  If you lift off the B U I C K emblem running lengthwise on the front section of the console, you'll see a mtg hole.  On mine, the emblem separated from the metal backing that snaps down on the console...so, be advised that has to be removed to reveal the hole.  It's been several years since I removed it, but I think those are the only two places it was fastened to the tunnel.


any idea if the shifter mounts on the same holes on the floor brace as all the others? i wonder about the shifter cable? if it is the same? i doubt GM made 6 different cables for these year cars.

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Post by oldz74 on Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:24 pm

Mcarlo77 wrote:I have one of those laying around, too.  If you lift off the B U I C K emblem running lengthwise on the front section of the console, you'll see a mtg hole.  On mine, the emblem separated from the metal backing that snaps down on the console...so, be advised that has to be removed to reveal the hole.  It's been several years since I removed it, but I think those are the only two places it was fastened to the tunnel.


if it's in nice shape i'd buy it for the right price. do you have the shifter as well?

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:43 am

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Cable looks to be the same length/configuration as a Cutlass and Chevelle cable I have. Rear shifter mtg bracket holes are spaced same distance apart as a Chevy shifter. Judging by cable length being the same, I'd say it mounts in the same holes on the tunnel. Also noticed towards the front of the shifter it has a mtg plate where it bolts to the underside of the console.

As you will notice, the woodgrain decal is missing on top of the storage box. Those are readily available on e-Bay and Buick parts suppliers. Some pitting on the shifter face plate. Otherwise, no cracks, chips, etc. on the console. I've been working with a guy overseas with his '74 Luxus restoration and he's been telling me for months that he wants to buy it. But, I keep getting the same 'ol story..."doesn't have the cash quite yet". Since I haven't been in any big hurry to sell it, I've just sat on it.

I understand these are pretty much the same as the much sought-after and pricey consoles for the '70-'72 Buicks (including the GSX); with a little trimming around the bottom. Make me an offer.
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Post by oldz74 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:03 am

PM sent .

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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:39 am

Mcarlo77 wrote:I understand these are pretty much the same as the much sought-after and pricey consoles for the '70-'72 Buicks (including the GSX); with a little trimming around the bottom.  Make me an offer.  

This is going to sound odd, but can you locate one of those in ratty condition?  I have the same shifter installed in mine, but with a custom console I built.  The part I've been struggling with is making something to actually cover the shifter opening, and I'm looking at that one thinking I could use the center section as a starting point and build from there.  So it doesn't need to be in good shape since I'll be cutting on it anyway -- I don't want to ruin a good one.  Run across any beat up ones?

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:33 pm

This is the one and only Buick console I've come across when searching the yards. Sorry...
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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:42 am

No worries. If you should happen across another in your future yard trips that has a decent center section, keep me in mind! Smile
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