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Old 12-09-2009, 10:02 PM
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Default Armrest console: I hate it!

I never been much of a armrest driver. Usally I just flop 'em up and forget about them. But the design of the Ranger's makes it unfortable to drive even flipped up!
Why am I bitching about something like this when their are worst things happening in the world? I dunno. Nor do I care! I just want to loose it. It's too big, doesn't even lay flush with bench seats when it's up for some poor sob who's stuck in the middle.
I wonder if any genious out there ever came up with a better idea then what the Ford engineers did.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:30 PM
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You can take it off and just leave the gap...
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:33 PM
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Word. Remove it and be done with it.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:46 PM
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remove seats. add milk crates. zip tie female seat plugs onto milk crates. mission successful!
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:40 AM
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You guys are weird, I feel totally lost without my armrest.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:20 AM
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I too feel lost. Of course, I am an arm armrester. Nothin' quite like resting the elbow on the armrest and shifting all 5 of those gears. I miss it. Removed because of Ford's piss poor "shorty" console armrest design that cracks WAY too easily. Metal replacement coming soon!
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:46 AM
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Can't go wrong with the explorer console and seats.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:00 AM
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Just replace the bench with buckets and leave the console out. or just take out the console and the two attaching pieces on the floor. Problem solved.

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Old 12-10-2009, 10:21 AM
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lots of good ideas here including Shane's, I wold love to install bucket seats like the ones in my caravan. My wife is a armrest user. I don't think my budget will allow new seats anytime soon though. Shane whats this replacement you got coming?
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:16 PM
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Check your JYs for some Expy bucket seats.
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:18 PM
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Check your JYs for some Expy bucket seats.
agree since cfc the junk yards around me are full of expy's.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:23 PM
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Let's see if this newbie old fart is figuring this jive out correctly....
JY: Junk Yard.
Expy: Expedition?
CFC:????? I have no idea what cfc is. Cash for clunkers maybe?

Anyway do Expy buckets bolt right in?
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:30 PM
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expy usually refers to the exploder or explorer as it is an RBV (Ranger Based Vehicle) so a lot of the parts are interchangeable.

And yes they will bolt in. JY is junkyard, and CFC I am guessing is cash for clunkers especially since explorers were the #1 traded in for it.
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Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:18 AM
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expy usually refers to the exploder or explorer as it is an RBV (Ranger Based Vehicle) so a lot of the parts are interchangeable.

And yes they will bolt in. JY is junkyard, and CFC I am guessing is cash for clunkers especially since explorers were the #1 traded in for it.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:07 AM
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Hope so too haha. Where in Nor*Cal are ya? I spend x-mas in Stockton.
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Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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