Console Top Plate: 4 hole vs 5 hole?

1971 - 1974 Mopars

  1. Dibbons

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    I would like to expand my knowledge on these top plates. I have a plastic factory A/T console (not original to vehicle) that accepts four fasteners and I have a factory top plate (3509153) that has five holes.

    Has anyone determined what years/models use either the four hole or five hole editions? Thank you.

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    First I'd heard of this one. Is there a big difference in the locations?
     
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    The holes are the same except there is a fifth hole on some alongside the shifter (as in the photo I believe).
     
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    I've always seen that 70 has 4 holes and 71-4 has 5. Added the 5th hole by the shifter in 71.
     
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    Ha, I redid the top plate with contact vinyl and didn't use the 5th hole on mine. Other than the slight difference in color it came out great.
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    Close this is just like the "70" Pot metal seat hinge covers on bucket seats that were carried well into the 71 model year. I have seen many 71 B & E bodies carry the 4 hole top plate in both Auto and 4 speed months into production...
     
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    Actually you are correct. 70E console top didn't have the ashtray and I've seen the 71 with the ashtray and 4-holes. Sometime early in the 71 production they decided to get rid of the rattle.
     
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