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Old 01-12-2014
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those steps look good !! quick question when i go to remove the padding on the front door panels how do you get them off ??
They are glued so I used a dremel to grind the glue.

I've asked around about other ways to separate them, apparently that glue cannot be heated and pulled apart
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I'm trying to my explorer center console in and the how to's and very detailed what did you do to the front bracket to make it fit ?
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The front bracket bolts into the dash. Remove the lower cubby and you will see where it goes
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I did that but when I try to bolt it up the wholes don't line up it's like the bracket doesn't sit the same way .. In the how to it said something about bending the bracket up but it didn't show a very detailed picture of what they did
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That's strange. Mine bolted in with no issues, I didn't bend anything
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The lower brackets wouldn't line up in mine for some reason I bend them out of the way at work and I'm gunna try it tomorrow what did you use for screws to mount the rear bracket
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The lower brackets wouldn't line up in mine for some reason I bend them out of the way at work and I'm gunna try it tomorrow what did you use for screws to mount the rear bracket
Ahh, the lower bracket.......you see........I didn't actually bolt the rear down to the floor.

Short version: My seats are wide enough that it keeps the console from moving side to side.

It wasn't completely out of laziness, I just installed the front bracket and noticed how close the seats were, then I put the other seat in to test fit and it was nice and snug.
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Oh really I just got my seats headliner and armrest back today all finished so I'll try that out tomorrow and see how it feels .. My carpet kit just came in today so hopefully by the end of the weekend I'll be closer to finished with my black interior .. I did notice I missed a couple edges that I'll need to touch up later in the spring
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if you're worried about it sliding, throw some velcro on it or something. I didn't bolt down the rear either. its nice and sturdy.
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Okay I'll try that hopefully tomorrow I'll get some time
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Old 01-17-2014
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When you put your explorer seats in do you just use the same mounting for the ranger buckles ? How did you bolt down the seat belt bracket down to the floor ?
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The seat belt bracket bolts to the seat.

The seats bolt to the Ranger mounts, I had to open up the holes in the bracket a bit.
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I mean the seat belt pretensioners how did you bolt the explorer bracket down to the floor
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I removed all the explorer seat belt stuff, bracket and everything.

Then I bolted the pretensioner to the seat
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Oh okay I'll do that thanks for all the help .. I dropped a bolt into my tranny today when I was putting my hurst shifter in so Hopefully I can get it out this weekend otherwise it looks like I'll be pulling my tranny
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No problem. Hopefully you can get that bolt out
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Yeah I got a hold of it with a magnet and then it fell of the magnet when I was trying to pull it out and I heard fall all the way down so I'm pretty sure I can get it out of the drain plug with a magnet after tranny the tranny fluid
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Interior looks great! I think it might be a project for me...
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Interior looks great! I think it might be a project for me...
Thanks man, I'm so glad I finally pulled the trigger on it.

My only suggestion would be doing it all in a heated garage or waiting until warmer temps, it will help the curing process
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Looks good, the new style steps are pretty nice. Between them and the lift you'll never get a door ding again.
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I wish they made power steps for our trucks
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Looks good, the new style steps are pretty nice. Between them and the lift you'll never get a door ding again.
Thanks. It's kind of funny that you posted today, I was wondering where you had gone to. I was talking with someone the other day and I mentioned that your truck was one of the original trucks I saw that inspired my build direction.

The steps are nicer than the ones that came stock on mine and the wife is glad I have them. Another bonus is that if I ever double lift the steps will help hide the frame

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I wish they made power steps for our trucks
I bet a fabricator could make a set work for the Ranger. That would be pretty sweet.
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Yeah they probably could but it would ended up costing more than it's worth .. Those steps look way better than the ones that came on our trucks
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Awesome build thread, I've always liked your truck. Very tough looking yet refined. Are you using the stock fog light reflectors? and how're the coilovers working out for ya? Been wanting to do that myself for some time now but I'd doubt my welding abilities on potholes and stuff
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