This handy center console is easily made from plywood, using the two templates
below. The console shelf is held in place by two screws that go into the edge
of the existing plastic lower part.
It will hold lots of items you would normally put in a glove compartment. We
use it for the record book, some maps, etc. and the handy pan acts as a wastebasket.
The shelf is open at the back and works for us. However, small things placed
on top of the shelf will drop down behind the wastebasket. If you want this area
sealed, extend the forward edge of the shelf to suit.
Drink cups still fit into the two holes of the original VW console.
NOTE: A full-size template for cutting parts is available from R. Wilkes.
NOTE: When printed, the following diagrams will not be correctly sized to scale.
Enlarge the diagrams, through printing or copying, to the following references:
the pointed sides should be 7 1/4" from the notched base to the point. The shelf
should be 10 1/4" along its longest side.
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