Console/Shift Boot Reupholstery & Redye
High-end cars such as Ferraris, Maseratis and older Porsches have leather covered
consoles. This leather eventually becomes faded, scratched and torn. Just as
we can reupholster the seats, dash and panels, we can also reupholster the console
in matching leather with original French seams.
Faded consoles that are otherwise in good condition may be redyed to
restore the original color. The color of the console can also be changed
as part of a
complete interior color change.
(Also see Seat Upholstery Dyeing & Repairs)
In addition to restoring, we also customize factory consoles. Leather consoles
can be rewrapped in exotic materials, two-toned, and have contrasting piping
sewn in. Molded plastic consoles can be upgraded by upholstering them in vinyl
or leather, thus giving them a more high-end appearance.
It is quite common in many cars, even if the console is plastic, to have a
leather or vinyl covered armrest lid. From many miles of elbow usage these
armrests often tear or develop a worn and flattened appearance.
If so, we can repad and reupholster this section.
Complete wood, carbon fiber or aluminum dash kits also typically include pieces
to customize the console.
Another component in the console area which tends to wear prematurely is the
shift boot on manual transmission cars. These boots can be remade in leather
or can be customized in a variety of colors, two-tone, suede, etc. The emergency
brake handle can also be reupholstered or redyed.
Many options in custom shift knobs are also available, including anatomic or
ball shaped knobs in leather, wood or metal.
Console Repair & Replacement
Old broken consoles in popular restoration models, such as muscle cars, can
be completely replaced, or parts of them can be replaced.
For other vehicles such as older Corvettes and Mercedes with console plates
and separate console side panels, these components can also be partially or
Aftermarket Add-On Consoles
If your vehicle did not come with a console, but you want the handy convenience
or custom look a console offers we can add one to your car.
We can custom build a console to your specifications to fit your specific vehicle.
It would be custom upholstered to match your interior and can include such
features as armrest, storage, cup holders, CD or cassette holders, shifter
enclosure, auxiliary switches, radio housing, etc. Console lids can also be
extended, raised, and modified with additional cupholders, etc.
Generic, economical consoles with many of these features are also available
in a variety of colors for minivans, pickups and SUVs to mount between bucket
seats or on bench seats.
Entertainment consoles incorporate TV/VCR/DVD/game players for those in the
back seat on long trips. (Also see our Mobile
For vehicles being converted from bench seats to buckets, aftermarket consoles
can be added in between.
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