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Old 06-17-2012, 05:13 PM
GoGoPowerRanger GoGoPowerRanger is offline
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Default 60/40 seat mod & custom console

This project kinda started in the Drivetrain Technical forum. I thought it deserved to see the light of day on the interior forum as well.

I have been thinking about putting a floor shifter in my 2011 ranger. It came with the column shifter and i really never was a big fan of that.

Sooo...I started gathering data, measurements, and pictures. Not too many floor shifter mods out there. So I figured I was in kind of new territory. I did a paper mock up and everything looked good. I bought a B&M Light truck shifter and set the weekend to install it.

Started the install and realized how goofy it looked just sittin there on the floor in a plastic box. Then I discovered I couldnt move my seat if I installed the shifter with the box it came with.

Long story short, I ended up doing the 60/40 seat mod to get the drivers seat down to a regular bucket seat, and I made a custom console with all the bells and whistles, and even salvaged the factory armrest. It even has 2 cupholders. Has a nice semit gloss black vinyl covering that almost matched the factory vinyl to a "T"! I should be able to have the shifter installed by next weekend. I hope you enjoy the pix.

p.s. 95 degrees, I sweated off 8 lbs over the 2 days. what a way for a fat dude to lose weight huh? More detailed pix here..http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...ums-parts.html









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Old 06-17-2012, 05:27 PM
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Looks awesome, very nicely done!
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:31 PM
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That is freaking awesome! And I love the use of the drains for cup holders, ingenious!
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:56 PM
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That is sick. that is all. :P
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:06 PM
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thats fuckin legit! if i had an auto id do this..
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:10 PM
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Very nicely done!
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:22 PM
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How much did all this cost in the end?
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:12 AM
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Looks good, very creative
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:00 AM
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How much did all this cost in the end?
Materials were about $80. I returned some too since I only made 2 cup holders so very possible someone can do for cheaper maybe
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:25 AM
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Pretty sweet
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:47 AM
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Nice job!

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:04 AM
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Wow that looks great.. everyone who has an auto should legally have to do that..
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:43 AM
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Great job! I want to do the seat mod on my '10 Sport. Was there any issue with unplugging the airbag connector under the set?
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:42 AM
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Quit teasing me! Hurry up and finish! I have been thinking about this for a while myself but had trouble picturing it in my head. I bought an Expo full length console recently and may have to scrap it as I don't think it would work with the shifter, lol.

Oh, and what model shifter did you go with?
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:47 PM
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Dammit!!! Im never gonna finish my truck if i keep addin to my "to do" list, it looks great bro nice job

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