mine is from an 01....and actually...believe it or not, it bolted right up for me. I took out the cupholders, cut my seat, etc (got everything ready) and it slipped in. There are two rivets that go into 2 holes in the dash. It works out very nicely. I took measurements for drilling from there and then I just pre-drilled my holes for the screws and screwed her in. She holds perfect...if i can get some pics I will.
I would try to get a 01-02 (i think it is) the cupholders IIRC changed around and I like the ones that I have...
heres mine anyway
i can get a pic of the rivets if you want..it will take like 5 mins
08 Cummins Mega Cab, 7" on 37
02 Explorer Sport
08 Brute 750 on 29.5
My console is from a '98 or a '99. The front of mine went in the same as Rickey's, I used screws instead of rivets. I also couldn't figure out how to mount the back part of the console so I went to Home Depot and bout some metal angles(I think they are supposed for wood), but I attached those to the bottom of the console and the side of the hump, so I have a couple of screw going throught the floor.
Did you look on eBay for a console? Thats where I got mine.
Explorer Center Console or Explorer Console You know what is needs to look like so you won't get the wrong one. I think the years are from '98-'01.
Also I forgot to mention I where I mountd my airbag on/off switch, See picture below:
I just looked on eBay and didnt see any grey consoles. I was going to put my airbag switch on the side where there is a cig. lighter but the wire is about 1" to short. I zip tied it to something under the dash so if I ever need to acess it I can