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Old 06-11-2011, 06:06 AM
wpenland wpenland is offline
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Hey forum,
Im looking into building a new center console from scratch. I enjoy projects as well as the leather arm rest broke off my center console last week. Has anyone hand built a center console for their ranger? I was thinking about a diamond plate metal since I am turning my ranger into a prerunner style truck. Eventually I want to fabricate a new dash out of metal too so im wondering if I should go ahead and do the console in metal to save me having to go back and do it in time. Oh and by the way check out these nasty floor mats. http://www.rollingbigpower.com/produ...roducts_id=320
Grabbing a set of those for sure.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:07 AM
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I've built a couple of consoles for my Chevy, but not the Ranger. I used MDF and it turned out pretty good. The nice thing about using MDF is you can cover it in anything (use it as your frame, cover it in sheet metal/diamond plate/carpeting/etc.) and it's pretty damn easy to work with.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:31 AM
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here are the two i have had in my truck over the past few years.

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Old 06-12-2011, 06:14 AM
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Wow those look nasty, I especially like the last one with the curved arm rest. Yeah im excited to start some fabrication, I think i might just do a simple shape to kindof keep with the rugged off road look.
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