OK. As some of you may know, I traded in my 98 ranger a few months back for a new 05 ranger (You can see the specs in my sig) And aside from some improvements, I have one big issue. The armrest.
I like having an armrest, I like the 60/40 seats. I like the material of the seats. But is it just me or is the armrest pushed waaaaay back on the new trucks? Like 4-6 inches? The old armrest sat about an inch or two back from the front of the seat. Thats it. The new one sits back about 6 inches or so! That my not see like a whole helluva lot, but its kinda of a pain to practically have to turn around in the seat to get something sitting in the back of the armrest. Not to mention it sticks out of the back of the seats alot, in my case actually runnin into my bazooka tube, meaning I can't actually lift the armrest without pulling the seat forward.
Any one else notice this problem?
I'm a mechanical designer by trade and my best friend is a machinist. My plan this weekend (I'm planning a "Truck weekend" like I used to have, where I'm going to do rip apart the truck, do some painting and finally finish my remote start install.) while the truck is apart and the seats out, is to try and design a bracket that will move the armrest forward a few inches. Any thoughts?