I'm going for something like that though not quite as far into the back plus umm.. a few additional things. The storage hump (just wide enough inside for a CD case) I hope to position as an elbow rest. Coin storage, niknak storage, 2 cup holders, cell phone & IPod slots, power window/locks/trunk / heated seats controls, cigarette power, a standard 3 pronged power outlet, emergency brake on hump & manual trany boot. Will curve up into the dash with a lower storage and stereo head unit above that. Will either use a radio delete panel in the existing radio-dash area or fab up a fiberglass insert there for a bit more storage.
The console will be wood based and formed fiberglass as I don't want square edges. From the rear storage hump forward I'm looking to have it curve down to the emergency brake with the cup holders (1 in front of the other) beside the brake handle on passenger side. Cell phone & IPod slots forward of cup holders, just before the boot. Coin, niknak storage, power window/locks/trunk and heated seat controls on the rounded down section. The 2 power outlets will be passenger side forward down low I think, not quite under the dash. I don't yet know exactly where the emergency brake position will be but once thats determined I can then go abouts with scaled drawings as its position and the trany boot are key layout locations for everything else.
hehe yeah if I could fit a mini 4-can cooler into it I would however I just haven't been able to find a place yet.
Perhaps in the back of the storage hump...
grabs the paper and pencil again!
The entire thing will be wrapped in foam and covered in vinyl to match the Ivy Gold interior. The storage hump access top will have a bit thicker high density foam. Main wiring harness will have disconnect plugs in the forward section so if I need to remove the console it can be done easily. The emergency brake section will mainly be a long slot with a rubber boot which the handle comes up through.. again, making the removal easier.
Haven't even started it yet as it'll be a winter/spring project I do next year as the car right now gets priority. I've put a lot of thought into it and have sketched out countless drawings to make sure everything will fit. I have a construction back ground in finish work mainly with my father through out my younger years so I'm not looking at it being hard to do. Mostly just some fun, bit of cursing and taking my time during the evenings when the time comes around.
Anyways.. theres my basic plan. Figured I'd share this along to you all who are looking to do this. Have fun!