Well, I started messing with things and feel somewhat defeated. The Firebird pod really isn't designed to go into the Camaro at all.
I took some pics of my progress thus far:
First, there were two tabs (locating tabs for the Bird dash, I guess) that I ground down. I also removed the pod 'guts' (to clear the Camaro lower vents for now).
I then tried to test fit the console and pod into the car. The first thing I noticed is there is a tab (the backside of a plastic clip really) on the dash that will either need to be removed or the hole on the pod needs to be elongated to clear it:
Once it clears, the mounting point of the radio pod will basically line up with the console mounting position on the Camaro dash:
It meets the console like this:
At this point, if you mount the pod to the console with some screws, and put the trim cover on, you'll be left with some exposed areas:
Also, some bulging occurs because the pod is pressed against the Camaro dash:
Yes, I know I have to remove the two tabs on the console...
More....... next post....