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Old 04-08-2010, 06:17 PM
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Default Broken 60/40 armrest? My solution...

Like many Rangers my 01 has the broken armrest and the top was missing. Here's how I am fixing mine.

Here's the before, note there is no latch...


I traced the pattern out on a piece of wood and cut it out.

Next I made a 5/16 bolt work for the latch by grinding the head off on 3 sides and adding a taper to the 4th side. I used a jam nut on top so it wouldn't be too tall.





Then I cut some foan and added 3 layers because it was only 1/4 thick. I glued it on the wood.



Because its what I had (and it was grey) I used a sweatshirt to cover the top.




Tommorrow I'll get it mounted to the armrest and show the finnished product....
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:14 AM
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Default Re: Broken 60/40 armrest? My solution...

Can't believe it. Exactly the repair I need to do, on my 98 XLT. Thank you so much.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:55 AM
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Default Re: Broken 60/40 armrest? My solution...

any finished project pics?
did you leave the plastic in place and just glued it to the wood and
how did you attach hinge
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:11 PM
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Default Re: Broken 60/40 armrest? My solution...

I just looked and I can't find any finished pictures sorry. I used screws to attach the new arm rest to the existing plastic, the plastic is already hinged so it works out well. You just have to be careful about placement so the pin will latch.
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