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Old 11-28-2011, 12:21 AM
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:31 PM
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Just did this today.
Not exactly plug and play but not that difficult.
Only issue I had that I have not seen is that the console would stick up about 3/4 inch above the rear bracket. The bottom of the console would set on the driveshaft hump and not let the console go down far enough to bolt the thing together. I ended up trimming about 3/4 inch off the bottom of the console so it would bolt together without forcing it.
I circled the area I trimmed.
Other than that. pretty simple.
Dont look at the clutter and dirt. I am not finished installing the power bucket seats yet.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:31 PM
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I had to do the same thing and forgot to mention it.

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Old 01-16-2012, 02:17 AM
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Could I do this on my 87? I have a floor shift four wheel drive. I just did the ohc, I m pretty sure I'm the only 80's model ranger with it here in my tri county area lol
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:59 PM
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i found a console but it doesn't come with the brackets just the full console. is there a way for me to do it without the brackets? i figure just use some spacers for the inside bolts. would this work?
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:35 AM
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anyone have this? they have them on the site for the rangers too(shane has one) thought this would be good for the expleror too.....it says tell 2002 altho it does not look the same in pics....http://www.rockauto.com/info/Heritage/armrest.htm
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:57 PM
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I just picked up some seats and center console from a 95 exploder.
Hopefully I can get this installed before winter, but I have a busy schedule.

I want to add some USB ports like buggman did, wish he would do a write up lol.
The center console came with a cd changer, not sure how to rig that up to my pioneer cd deck. Or if it's worth the hassle.
My deck has a USB port in the rear with a cable going into my glove box with my flash drive device. Lots of music on it, kinda makes the cd changer obsolete.
But if I ran that USB cable up to the center console somewhere, that would be cool.

My armrest lid is in ok shape, a few tears tho.
Where is the button suppose to be for opening it. It seems I have to stick my finger inmyhe gap and release it, it can't be just that.

Any other ideas on customizing the console?
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:21 PM
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Awesome Glenn, you will love it when complete! The lid is just a pull, no button(at least I don't), the catches are in the center both sides.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:18 AM
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Ok can someone help me out. I am tearing this console apart for cleaning and gutting it of the stuff I won't need. Like the climate controls and stuff. I figure that stuff will be too hard to wire up and not necessary.
Basically pulling the wire harness out.
I won't need the cd changer or its wires and stuff.

It seems there's alot of stuff in there.

All I will need to hook up will be the 12 acc plug, and do the air bag switch mod, and add some USB power and input devices to it.

Will I need to keep most of the air duct work for structure stability??

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Old 08-04-2012, 03:27 PM
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ok i know i will probably get yeld at for this but what year range are you guys getting these full consoles out of? i plan on doing this probably at the same time as i do a 40/40 conversion on the bench seat.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:32 PM
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ok i know i will probably get yeld at for this but what year range are you guys getting these full consoles out of? i plan on doing this probably at the same time as i do a 40/40 conversion on the bench seat.
Mine came out of a 95.
My guess for a year range would be 95-00 for sure.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:21 PM
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Mine came out of a 95.
My guess for a year range would be 95-00 for sure.
mind if i ask if you have any pictures of the one you got?
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:19 AM
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I can take pics in a few days, im busy packing and moving right now
and its torn apart for cleaning
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:18 PM
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Is there an alternative to drilling new holes into the truck? trying to avoid that..maybe modify the bracket?
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:41 PM
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Question: will this work in a regular cab? If so, does anyone have any pics of the back where it meets? I want to make sure I'll have sub room
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