Explorer toys into 2011 Ranger
I'm planning a frankenstein's monster of a Ranger. My truck is a 2011 XLT, 4.0L SOHC, 4x4, 5 speed. I want to wire in the overhead console, but also the digital climate control and message center from an Explorer (I'm not picky about year, I figure as long as I pull the message center from a 4.0L SOHC explorer, plus the fuel pump, washer reservoir, etc, I'll be safe) but I'm not sure if I really can, given the significant year gap between them all. I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty and I'm comfortable with working with electronics, just as long as I have an instruction book. Regardless of how difficult the task, can this work?
Also, can I pull the bucket seats from the same Explorer, or is there another vehicle that I can cannibalize seats from? I do like the look of my seats, but whoever had the truck before me got the passenger seat pretty stained. Badly enough the dealership couldn't do anything about it.
Any tips would be appreciated!