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Old 01-25-2011, 01:53 PM
ShoalsRanger ShoalsRanger is offline
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Default Center Console Anti-skid Mat

I hope this isn't lame...but a few of you have already figured out that I am OCD..so let me show you what I did (I was bored). I can't believe I haven't thought of this before...but sometimes I think too much and over-complicate things.

I get tired of hearing crap jingle in my OEM center console/arm rest every time I hit a good bump. I don't put much in there. Usually I just keep my small 22 pistol, a Smith & Wesson knife, a small Maglite, and a few other misc items.

I don't know if they make these already and I'm sure some of you have done something similar....but what I did was I went in my garage and took some of that rubbery anti-skid protector that people usually use to line the bottom of their toolbox shelves with (I got my liners from Sears),measured it to fit, and cut out 4 pieces that would nicely lay in the bottom of my console.

Like I said..this may be lame...but it looks a lot better that the terry cloth towel I did have in it as a liner. Its black, clean, it stays put, and it keeps a few things from sliding around when I stop quickly.

Here is a pic. The green hue in the pic is from my 10 LED dome "bulb" (looks like a disc and it fits nicely in my dome light) that I got from superbrightleds.com):

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Old 01-25-2011, 01:58 PM
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Default Re: Center Console Anti-skid Mat

I like the idea man! Never thought of it but I think its pretty cool. Nice work
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:45 PM
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I like the idea man! Never thought of it but I think its pretty cool. Nice work
Thanks Clinton!! Coming from you that's a huge compliment. Even for my lowly and pitiful "mod". LOL
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-Clear Corners
-Trail Fx Bed Rails
-Rhino Liner w/topcoat
-6x8 Pioneer Speakers w/Sony Head Unit
-Black Leatherette ExactSeatCovers
-Chrome Handles & Impostor Chrome Grille
-Side and Rear Window Tint
-AVS Bug Shield and Visors
-Dynamat in doors & rear cab
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: Center Console Anti-skid Mat

Does you center console have a divider like that from factory? Looks alot different from my center console.

Cool mod through man! I have the same problem with crap moving around in mine. I keep my shades, my gloves, my altoids, and sometimes my camera in there, and I hate it when I hear that scratching in there. My old Ranger had a piece of foam in the bottom of it that did a nice job of keeping stuff from scratching the bottom of the console, but it didn't help with stuff moving around
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:18 PM
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Does you center console have a divider like that from factory? Looks alot different from my center console.
Thanks. And yes, its OEM for my 2006 Sport. Its a divider, but its not one of those slip in and slip out dividers...its all built in. Not sure what years the OEM console looks like mine.

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And BTW, the 2 velcro straps in the pic are from my console cover that came with my seat covers. Yea, I'm OCD about things moving around. I even wrapped a piece of weatherstripping around my coin holder that fits in my cup holder so it wouldn't slide around.
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-Clear Corners
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-Black Leatherette ExactSeatCovers
-Chrome Handles & Impostor Chrome Grille
-Side and Rear Window Tint
-AVS Bug Shield and Visors
-Dynamat in doors & rear cab

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:08 PM
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I see. Ford likes to change the center consoles alot.lol. The one in my 00 was different than the one in my 03, and the one in my 03 is different than the one in your 06.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:28 AM
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Default Re: Center Console Anti-skid Mat

I had a few pieces of self sticking indoor/outdoor carpet after a honey do project. This stuff is really cheap and thin. Just peel the back paper off and it sticks where you put it. But,anyway I cut a pattern for my console and used this carpet and put it in mine. works good. I like yours better. Looks professional. I may change mine.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:34 AM
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Default Re: Center Console Anti-skid Mat

I did that a month ago with the shelf under my radio. It was kind of useless. Everytime I'd put something in there it would fall as soon as my truck moved and inch. So, I cut to size the rubber padding people put on there dash for their phones and put it in there.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:37 AM
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Looks awesome.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:23 AM
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I did that a month ago with the shelf under my radio. It was kind of useless. Everytime I'd put something in there it would fall as soon as my truck moved and inch. So, I cut to size the rubber padding people put on there dash for their phones and put it in there.
Hmmm...good idea. I think I'll do the same. I hate that shelf/pocket. Its useless...LOL. And I'm not cool enough to make an awesome mod to take its place...haha.

I've thought about buying a double din video/audio unit just so I dont have to deal with that pocket...LOL.
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-Clear Corners
-Trail Fx Bed Rails
-Rhino Liner w/topcoat
-6x8 Pioneer Speakers w/Sony Head Unit
-Black Leatherette ExactSeatCovers
-Chrome Handles & Impostor Chrome Grille
-Side and Rear Window Tint
-AVS Bug Shield and Visors
-Dynamat in doors & rear cab
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