fiberglass cb/cup holder idea. - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums General Forum Arrow New Ideas

New Ideas Have a new idea for your Ford Ranger? General discussion of new ideas for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-16-2007
dirtboardforlife's Avatar
Thread Starter

Member
 
I am: Steve Curran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands,CA
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Ranger Sport
Posts: 201
Total Props: 1
fiberglass cb/cup holder idea.

Hey guys been thinking this one up for the last couple of days. Im thinkin i want to remove the stock "trey" from the tunnel and build a cb holder with possible cup holders. What do you think? Has anybody done anything like this?
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #2  
Old 12-16-2007
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
I am: Trent Morgan
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F-150 XLT
Posts: 23,426
Total Props: 0
I've been thinking about building one into a full console with fiberglass the other day but haven't put any designs on paper yet.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #3  
Old 12-16-2007
dirtboardforlife's Avatar
Thread Starter

Member
 
I am: Steve Curran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands,CA
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Ranger Sport
Posts: 201
Total Props: 1
cool, i have just been trying to research as much as possible, becuase i have never done anything with fiberglass. its gonna be fun.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4  
Old 12-23-2007
RangerExtreme's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
I am: Scott Richardson
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Robinson, Pa
Vehicle: 2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4x4
Posts: 2,047
Total Props: 0
Yea thats not to bad of an idea i've been wanting to mount my cb but i dunno where i wanna mount it at. I've looked at some of the places people mounted them on the forum. but i can't say i'ma fan of where they mounted them at.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #5  
Old 12-23-2007
dirtboardforlife's Avatar
Thread Starter

Member
 
I am: Steve Curran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands,CA
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Ranger Sport
Posts: 201
Total Props: 1
ya same here, im working on it. Ill post pics of how it comes out. Ive got the bottom half started and am working on the second cup holder.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #6  
Old 12-23-2007
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
I am: John Griggs
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Vehicle: SAS'd 2002 Ranger Edge 4x
Posts: 10,620
Total Props: 1
A former Ranger owner and site member known as ShadyLuke (who's a local guy and friend of mine who went to the dark side -- he bought a Jeep...) did something like that. He made one out of fiberglass. It was pretty cool.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #7  
Old 12-23-2007
madman4049's Avatar
Member
 
I am: Nathan W
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Surprise AZ
Vehicle: 2005 Ford Ranger
Posts: 351
Total Props: 0
Sounds good I have been off and on with the same idea. My only concerns would be adequate cooling for the commo.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #8  
Old 12-24-2007
BOBO's Avatar
Member
 
I am: Shane Gallagher
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mundelein, ill
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Ranger
Posts: 415
Total Props: 1
i wanted to do something like this but i wanted to build a custom ohc with the explorer readout and a cb all in one.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #9  
Old 01-22-2008
dirtboardforlife's Avatar
Thread Starter

Member
 
I am: Steve Curran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands,CA
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Ranger Sport
Posts: 201
Total Props: 1
some one on here has done an ohc with the cb, but it looks like it was made out of wood. Well its been a couple of weeks of on again off again working on it, and im happy to say that its ready for primer. Also, ive decided since my cb fires downward that i need to have an external speaker, and i am trying to find the right size speaker to adapt in my explorer ohc since i do not have a garage door opener. Pics coming upon completion.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #10  
Old 01-22-2008
Midnightrider's Avatar
Member
 
I am: John H
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Vehicle: 2006 F150 5.4
Posts: 295
Total Props: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by madman4049
Sounds good I have been off and on with the same idea. My only concerns would be adequate cooling for the commo.
CB's don't really get all that warm. Unless your antenna match is bad, But the heat is still very little. They are 4watts max and the whole frame inside is usually aluminum so it has a fairly good heatsink for it's size
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #11  
Old 01-22-2008
dirtboardforlife's Avatar
Thread Starter

Member
 
I am: Steve Curran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands,CA
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Ranger Sport
Posts: 201
Total Props: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Midnightrider
CB's don't really get all that warm. Unless your antenna match is bad, But the heat is still very little. They are 4watts max and the whole frame inside is usually aluminum so it has a fairly good heatsink for it's size
thats what i was thinking, just judging by touching it. primers on.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #12  
Old 01-22-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
I am: Trent Morgan
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F-150 XLT
Posts: 23,426
Total Props: 0
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #13  
Old 01-22-2008
dirtboardforlife's Avatar
Thread Starter

Member
 
I am: Steve Curran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands,CA
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Ranger Sport
Posts: 201
Total Props: 1
alright give me a sec, i aint gonna lie, its kinda ugly, but for a first time deal its turninout alright.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #14  
Old 01-22-2008
dirtboardforlife's Avatar
Thread Starter

Member
 
I am: Steve Curran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands,CA
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Ranger Sport
Posts: 201
Total Props: 1




Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #15  
Old 01-22-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
I am: Trent Morgan
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F-150 XLT
Posts: 23,426
Total Props: 0
I love the idea, its a great start.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #16  
Old 01-27-2008
RangerMuse's Avatar
Member
 
I am: Ory Muse
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Vehicle: 2002 Ford Ranger
Posts: 1,727
Total Props: 0
I like the idea a lot, I think that if you had some more practice with the fiberglass it could come out great. Fiberglass is not easy stuff to work with though. I cant wait to see how it all comes out.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #17  
Old 01-28-2008
Midnightrider's Avatar
Member
 
I am: John H
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Vehicle: 2006 F150 5.4
Posts: 295
Total Props: 0
You could use some thick construction paper as a base to make a mold, Kinda like paper mache <-- bad spelling on that word-- But some practice it would be a smoking idea.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #18  
Old 01-28-2008
dirtboardforlife's Avatar
Thread Starter

Member
 
I am: Steve Curran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands,CA
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Ranger Sport
Posts: 201
Total Props: 1
ya didnt think of the consturction paper. I started out with a t shirt and a base that i cut from measurements from the old console. the cup holders were the real pain. but if i were to do this all over again i would def have a lot better idea of what im dealing with.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #19  
Old 01-28-2008
Midnightrider's Avatar
Member
 
I am: John H
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Vehicle: 2006 F150 5.4
Posts: 295
Total Props: 0
I have even seen them lay tape down where they are going to form something so they can lift it off the surface and have a good duplicate.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #20  
Old 01-29-2008
Dusty08's Avatar
Member
 
I am: Jason C.
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Phoenix, Az
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Ranger Sport
Posts: 179
Total Props: 0
I think it's a great idea! I'm sure you'll be able to get it to a point where it'll look killer!
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #21  
Old 01-29-2008
madman4049's Avatar
Member
 
I am: Nathan W
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Surprise AZ
Vehicle: 2005 Ford Ranger
Posts: 351
Total Props: 0
I was more concerned about cooling a ham radio than a cb. Looks like a good start. With some sanding and smoothing it should turn out nice.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #22  
Old 01-30-2008
dirtboardforlife's Avatar
Thread Starter

Member
 
I am: Steve Curran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands,CA
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Ranger Sport
Posts: 201
Total Props: 1
na i didnt use a mold and did a crappy job forming it, cuz it was the first time, but its installed, dont have pics yet though. ill try and get them up soon. im considering making a new one. this time im gonna use a mold from my buddys o3 manual.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #23  
Old 01-30-2008
gopher18's Avatar
Member
 
I am: Sean Thoe
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kansas City, MO
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger FX4
Posts: 134
Total Props: 0
Good idea!

Built a base and frame out of MDF and then stretch fleece over it for form before laying down the resin and fiberglass. Also for the cupholders, you could use the plastic ones that they sell at wal-mart as a form... or get a chunk of foam and shave one out to use as a mold. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #24  
Old 01-31-2008
dirtboardforlife's Avatar
Thread Starter

Member
 
I am: Steve Curran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Redlands,CA
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Ranger Sport
Posts: 201
Total Props: 1
Well here it is, with some empty camel packs and other random jargin, if you can see it. Ill get better pics tomorrow. Im def. gonna make a new one.

Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #25  
Old 01-31-2008
leadfoot's Avatar
Member
 
I am: Dan The Man
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: MA
Vehicle: 1998 ford Ranger 4x4 4.0
Posts: 894
Total Props: 3
If you make a larger console then take a block of foam, shave it down to the shape you want, cover it in aluminum foil, then ccover it with fiberglass, sand and paint, then remove the foam and voila.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to Buy: Floor console cup holder-CA silverfox Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 9 10-23-2009 10:27 AM
Cup Holder on 60/40 seat. Ruff09 Interior Semi-Tech 24 10-03-2009 10:30 AM
Cup holder removed Lord Of War Interior Semi-Tech 24 09-14-2008 06:59 PM
Cup Holder Inserts - Do '01 Fit '99? BuckyB Interior Semi-Tech 21 08-08-2007 06:51 AM
how to paint cup holder on center console? BananaEdge Interior Semi-Tech 3 08-13-2004 03:26 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:16 AM.