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Console difference?

Is there a difference between the automatic console and the manual console other then the shifter cover?
1988 Thunderbird Sport. Work in Progress
5.8L swap w/fitech efi, 4R70W swap w/quick 4 controller, 2003 GT rear diff, 5 Lug swap

Bought this car back as an old project car.

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Re: Console difference?

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In the full length console cars like my '83 the only difference is the trim plate covers for the auto or stick.  I believe the 83-84 cars got the full consoles and the 85-88 cars could get the consolettes or full length.  I checked Eric's site and my years are correct - https://www.coolcats.net/modifying/console.html

The other thing that is missing is the manual transmission tunnel hump on the floor of the car if the car was not originally a stick car.  You don't have to have one to make it a stick car but they are very nice as it squares up the tunnel so the lower boot seals to the body.  Just in case you do not know what I am referring to here is what you can get for a Fox Mustang:

https://lmr.com/item/LRS-7277A-K/1979-93-Mustang-Manual-Transmission-Hump-Kit

To get one for our cars you have to remove one from a donor car.

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp

Re: Console difference?

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The other thing that is missing is the manual transmission tunnel hump on the floor of the car if the car was not originally a stick car.  You don't have to have one to make it a stick car but they are very nice as it squares up the tunnel so the lower boot seals to the body.  Just in case you do not know what I am referring to here is what you can get for a Fox Mustang:


It also gives bit more clearance above the trans/shifter. Things are pretty close in my manual-converted '83.

Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo