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Mazda Miata Shorty Center Console Custom Fiberglass Build

by Jon on July 31st, 2012

I recently purchased a Mazda Miata to turn into a weekend track and auto cross car. In the process of doing some maintenance on the manual shifter I removed the factory center console and found it very comfortable without it. So I decided to try to make a custom fiberglass shorty center console since buying an aftermarket console could cost over $200 and not be exactly what I was looking for.

First I removed the center console so I could get an idea of the layout.

Mazda Miata Removed Center Console for Shorty Console

Got some supplies from the local fiberglass shop.

Mazda Miata Fiberglass Supplies Shorty Console

Then I created a form to lay the fiberglass in.

Mazda Miata Shorty Center Console Mold

Here is the fiberglass and resin in the mold hardening.

Mazda Miata Shorty Center Console

Picture of console, not finished yet still missing a spot for the power window switches.

Mazda Miata Shorty Center Console Comparison

Next I took the first half and added a space for the power window switches.

Mazda Miata Shorty Center Console Power Window Switches

Here are pictures of the raw shorty center console.

Mazda Miata Shorty Center Console Front

Mazda Miata Shorty Center Console Side

Mazda Miata Shorty Center Console Rear

Next update will be a test fit in the car.

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2 Comments
  1. Shorty permalink

    Any updates? Interested to see how the fiberglass version compares to the hacked oem console.

  2. john permalink

    I’m curious on how you are going to fit the new shorty to the dashboard? How to you get it to align?

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