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George Bojaciuk

1969 Impala Console

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With all this talk about the '68 and '69 Impala consoles, I'm now looking for one! I have two projects, near and dear to me. Both Impalas were my dad's. A '70 and a '76. I sent for paint and I have interior parts gathered. Would like a period correct one and not just a Chevelle console. The ''70 will be a LS6 and the '76 will be a 502. I'll probably have them cast so there would be plenty.

Any help is appreciated!

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5 hours ago, George Bojaciuk said:

Any help is appreciated!

Hey George, 

   There's a noticeable difference in the two tubs I have....the '68 (bottom) 4spd  & the '69 (top) auto, both tubs have clutch pedals with molded in consoles. I know the '68 is MPC......'69 unsure if it's MPC or AMT....both are rescued builds, down the to do list.

    -Kevin

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I have a '69 convertible promo and it has a four speed console that's separate. But, molded to the bucket seats. 

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To my eyes, the '69 console in the pic above, posted by Khils, is much more accurately shaped. Online references say that 68 and 69 consoles are the same part, carried over as a cost-saving move, so what's good for one model should be good for the other. That 68 just seems a bit "soft" in the corners. If and when I source one for my build, I will make copies available. (working on a deal...) Good luck; the hunt continues!

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The MPC '68 Impala I have has a molded in console. The AMT '69 Impala I have has a console that is molded with the seats. I have a MPC '69 Impala, but it still has the shrink wrap on it.

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33 minutes ago, Bucky said:

I have a MPC '69 Impala, but it still has the shrink wrap on it.

Now I hate you. Dagnabbit.

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1 hour ago, bisc63 said:

Now I hate you. Dagnabbit.

Sorry!! I'll go rip off the plastic......or, maybe not! LOL

I've had this kit a long time.

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Unless you bought that kit brand new from a store, you might want to rip off the shrink wrap.  You may find a box full of empty sprues  and plastic bottle caps.  But then, maybe not.  Only the Shadow knows.

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