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    Posted: 12-June-2019 at 2:13AM
My car was an original bench seat car and I am converting to buckets and a cosole.  I have the console but need to know how it mounts to the floor, what brackets, location, etc.  If anyone has any pictures it would be greatly appreciated, also would like to buy some brackets if anyone has any.  thanks  -  dave
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Definitely has brackets. Not sure of their location. Someone has pics I am sure. I had seen them in an old thread but forget where.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Uante Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-June-2019 at 4:14PM
I'm doing the exact thing Dave. All I have seen were these brackets in a picture of a console that sold recently on eBay. 
Description Read: Decent console for Ford midsize models. Mounting brackets and tray insert included. Slight crack around the latch [latch still works] and light wear.  If color change is desired, has not been treated with any silicone products. 

If/When you find out something else, please post. 


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there's a diagram here somewhere in someone's thread...  the hook tab type low bracket goes up front, the slot in the front of the console hooks into it the tall A frame bracket goes in the middle of the console in front of the compartment and the 1 1/2" wide medium height hrackets go towards the rear of the console to sit on they are pop riveted to the sides of the tranny tunnel Wink

 i have 1 or 2 rear brackets but not the rest...
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Brent, thanks for posting the picture, that helps.  I bought a parts car about 10 years ago and got the console out of it but did not take any pictures of the brackets at that time. 
John, I do have the A frame bracket, now that I see a picture of it its in a box by where I have the console.  Just to clarify the middle bracket in the picture is the rear bracket?  And is the front bracket bolted to the floor or is it riveted too?  I'm thinking the front one should be pretty easy to fab if I get the placement right from the A frame bracket.  I'll have to check a few more boxes to see if I have the front bracket but I am sure I did not remove the rear bracket if it's pop riveted.  If you have a rear bracket available I would definitely be interested.  thanks  -  dave
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Found this picture from an earlier post (sorry don't remember whose post) that shows brackets on a bare floor but not sure if these are the right ones.
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Great picture of the floor and brackets. I'll be needing all brackets if anyone has extras. Not sure I can use a front one as the piece where the slot is, is broken off my console like a lot of others I've seen. 
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Found a photo from a current listing on ebay which shows the placement of the brackets.                                                                                
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I saw that white console too, but didn't realize those were brackets underneath by the compartment box. So going from the picture of the floor with brackets on the hump and this picture...it looks like there's part 1 of the bracket attached to the hump and a connecting part 2 of the bracket inside of the console.


Just did a search after getting home and here's a link to a thread with pictures and measurements for the brackets. Now just to find brackets! lol 



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that's not the thread i saw, but john's thread is good and measurements are clear to see Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fordismyboss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-June-2019 at 4:52AM
Great post!

I'm doing the same conversion! Will need brackets too, and I hope they can be fabricated.
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I'm going to go out to the local parts yard this or next weekend to look for brackets. So I assume Torino, Montego, Cougar all had the same for mid 70's? Also I saw a thread on here that said 77 Thunderbird brackets would work too. It'd be nice to get a list of all the cars and years with the same brackets. 
 
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Off the top of my head, I am pretty sure they are all the same. If you want to know for sure I can try and find them in the parts catalog. 
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Just checked the inventory at the local yard. They have a couple of 77 Thunderbirds and one even had a picture of the inside (who knows how much of it is left) that shows the same console. Just have to go there and see what they have...maybe they only have the hump part of the brackets, which is a good start. 

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None of the brackets are particularly complicated.
I took pictures and measurements for someone a couple years ago on here.
With a few basic tools and materials, they should be easy to make.
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   Had to pull my console today when I dropped a dash screw down there and thought about this thread and snapped a pic... Hope it helps..There are 6 screws holding console to the brackets. 2 right under the lid to hold to the tall bracket, and 4 screws, 1 down in each corner of the console itself to the short brackets.
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