Paint Matched Console - Hemi Truck Club
 
Go Back   Hemi Truck Club > General Maintenance | Owner Info > Interior and Exterior Detailing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-01-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
InDeepWaterBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 316
Garage
I'll start by saying Hi Everyone! I'm not super well known around this forum as I usually stick the the Florida Chapter side but thought I'd share my console Mod on my 4th Gen Ram. I got really tired of the plain silver interior and decided I would paint those areas to the same color as the truck

*Build Info, read or just look at the pretty pictures lol*

I started out by taking apart the center console. It's very easy, there are 2 screw on the top of the dash piece, just remove the tray liner on the part that says "Dodge" and grab a Torx 15 to take out the 2 screws. There are 2 more screws that require a Phillips Head screw driver at the bottom of the dash console which can be accessed by removing the tray liner. There is One more screw located behind the bezel of the 110v plug. Just grab a flat tip to pop it off and your handy T15 and your ready to take the dash console off. Just pry from the top with your fingers and work your way down as there is a handful of retainer clips on each side holding it on.

Next up is the floor console section. Just pry it up from the back and it'll pop right off with the chrome trim ring. Finally is the shifter bezel. Remove the liners from the center and the cup holders to find the 3 nuts holding it in place. These can be removed with a 6.5mm socket, then just pry it up as it's held in by retaining clips. I think half the truck is held together by these things lol Once you're done it should all look like this


From here I sanded and primed the console pieces and sent them off to a painter here in town who does great work. He's done numerous custom parts for Challenger and Charger guys in town and has a great reputation.
So while the parts were at the painter I decided to upgrade the stereo to a Pioneer Double Din unit. According to Crutchfield "Modification was required" and they weren't joking. I had to "trim" a good 1/4" of plastic from the dash and also remove the top portion of the bracket that held the old stereo in place. Personally I don't have a lot of tools to do this kind of work, so I grabbed a small drill bit and made "test holes" along a sharpie line I made and removed the plastic with a pair of needle nose pliers. The bracket I had to break with a pair of vise grips, just twisted the corners for about 15 minutes until it broke apart. I was left with what looks like a big hacked up opening lol

Bracket


After wiring up the new harness and learning to connect the Blue wire with the white stripe to the other blue wire with the white stripe, I put everything back together and this is the end result!


__________________
Steve

InDeepWaterBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-01-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
InDeepWaterBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 316
Garage
I'll start by saying Hi Everyone! I'm not super well known around this forum as I usually stick the the Florida Chapter side but thought I'd share my console Mod on my 4th Gen Ram. I got really tired of the plain silver interior and decided I would paint those areas to the same color as the truck

*Build Info, read or just look at the pretty pictures lol*

I started out by taking apart the center console. It's very easy, there are 2 screw on the top of the dash piece, just remove the tray liner on the part that says "Dodge" and grab a Torx 15 to take out the 2 screws. There are 2 more screws that require a Phillips Head screw driver at the bottom of the dash console which can be accessed by removing the tray liner. There is One more screw located behind the bezel of the 110v plug. Just grab a flat tip to pop it off and your handy T15 and your ready to take the dash console off. Just pry from the top with your fingers and work your way down as there is a handful of retainer clips on each side holding it on.

Next up is the floor console section. Just pry it up from the back and it'll pop right off with the chrome trim ring. Finally is the shifter bezel. Remove the liners from the center and the cup holders to find the 3 nuts holding it in place. These can be removed with a 6.5mm socket, then just pry it up as it's held in by retaining clips. I think half the truck is held together by these things lol Once you're done it should all look like this


From here I sanded and primed the console pieces and sent them off to a painter here in town who does great work. He's done numerous custom parts for Challenger and Charger guys in town and has a great reputation.
So while the parts were at the painter I decided to upgrade the stereo to a Pioneer Double Din unit. According to Crutchfield "Modification was required" and they weren't joking. I had to "trim" a good 1/4" of plastic from the dash and also remove the top portion of the bracket that held the old stereo in place. Personally I don't have a lot of tools to do this kind of work, so I grabbed a small drill bit and made "test holes" along a sharpie line I made and removed the plastic with a pair of needle nose pliers. The bracket I had to break with a pair of vise grips, just twisted the corners for about 15 minutes until it broke apart. I was left with what looks like a big hacked up opening lol

Bracket


After wiring up the new harness and learning to connect the Blue wire with the white stripe to the other blue wire with the white stripe, I put everything back together and this is the end result!

__________________
Steve

InDeepWaterBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
ROLLING THUNDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wesley Chapel
Posts: 9,390
Garage
Steve, that looks great

__________________
I was always taught to respect my elders but, it keeps getting harder to find any.


http://www.hemitruckclub.com/attachm...epic3972_3.gif
ROLLING THUNDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-01-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
InDeepWaterBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 316
Garage
Thanks Nathan!

Went out and took some shots in the daylight, here's some additional pics




__________________
Steve

InDeepWaterBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
2012 Truck of the Year
Engine Specialist
 
charged392's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Fort pierce, FL
Posts: 17,240
Garage
Very nice
__________________
"CMR TUNER" [email protected] 1/4 with a 7.32 1/8 custom long/short bars by "Me" Turbocharged 392 on 9psi S475/96/1.32 . Running thru an A518! [email protected]
charged392 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 01:34 PM   #6
KEN
 
BAMA-HEMI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Albertville, AL
Posts: 4,224
Garage
that looks great,beautiful truck
__________________
.
2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Sport Crew Cab 5.7L Hemi
.
_
BAMA-HEMI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 04:08 PM   #7
David
 
ATXHEMI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,225
Garage
That looks great man. Well done.
__________________
BV Heads-Greene Racing Cammed & Tuned.



ATXHEMI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 07:05 PM   #8
Retired BOD - Doug
 
RANCHER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Emory, Texas
Posts: 39,639
Garage
Well done and a great write up.
Wish it weren't so far to Florida I would love to come and spend a week end with you guys. Florida just has an awesome Chapter.
__________________

RANCHER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 09:40 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
InDeepWaterBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 316
Garage
Thanks guys I appreciate the compliments, it's been a labor of love and 4 letter words lol Doug I feel the same way out Texas, lost of great shows and meets (like RamFest in August) that I wish I could attend but an 18 hour drive is just way to much for me lol
__________________
Steve

InDeepWaterBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 08:59 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
dodhem06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Carlisle, PA
Posts: 1,375
Garage
Looks Great....
__________________

2006 1500 Quad Cab "Lone Star" Edition.

As a courtesy to the other drivers, this is what a HEMI looks like from the front.
dodhem06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Premium Vendor Showcase
n2 Speed Edge InTune Edge OCPerformance Parts

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.