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Need pics of modified ash trays - new switch location

in some of your rangers out there, some of you put a plate where the ashtry is and mounted switches and buttons on it. I would like to do the same, my question is what kinda material did yall use for your plates, how did you attach it so it will stay put, and if you have pics of all your buttons and stuff i would like to see them.

I plan on doing the A/C mod and putting the switch for it there, since i dont wanna cut into my bezel...
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Pardon my not kowing, but what's the AC mod?
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i think its to turn the ac compressor off when your not using it to free up some power
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Are u talking about the thing by the airbag switch, cuz mine only came with the ashtray in the cupholder?
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in some of your rangers out there, some of you put a plate where the ashtry is and mounted switches and buttons on it. I would like to do the same, my question is what kinda material did yall use for your plates, how did you attach it so it will stay put, and if you have pics of all your buttons and stuff i would like to see them.

I plan on doing the A/C mod and putting the switch for it there, since i dont wanna cut into my bezel...
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Here's a pic of mine, but I removed the heat/ac controls....


I also did some mods on it & my Son's 93 this weekend, will get some pics tomorrow or Tues.................went with safety switches & lights...
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I was working on puttin a metal plate where my ashtray is. Haven't finished it yet though.
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how are you going to attach it?
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ok well i been messing around, and i fabbed up a plate made out of galvanized, to straddle the hole, and made 2 small holes on both sides for my screws. I got 5 coats of primer on it, next up is 2 -3 coats of finish, then attach it. I found out its easier to just romove the ash tray and passenger seat belt switch assembly. I then cut a fairly large square hole in the top part of the ashtray so i can feed my wires thru more easily and, not worry bout drilling new holes in the future. ill have pics up later... im waiting for autozone to open so i can get the lil connectors for the wires, and a switch, this ac mod is speaker wire, like 20awg wire kinda sad really.
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this is what i did i can get a better pic if needed to
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what did you use as a plate? I used a piece of scrap galvanized, and am waiting for the paint to dry.
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Here's a pic of mine, but I removed the heat/ac controls....


I also did some mods on it & my Son's 93 this weekend, will get some pics tomorrow or Tues.................went with safety switches & lights...
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Here's the updated pics of my panels as promised....

Left lighted rocker switch: LineLoc


Right switch panel: Ignition / Foglites (to come) / Starter
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i finished it,

i used a piece of galvanized steel and cut it to fit, then used two small screws to hold it in place.



i needed myu truck, so tomarrow, i might take it apart - again... and repaint the plate and let it dry fully.
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not to shabby..little touch up like you said i think you will be good to go.
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Here's some better pic's i used a piece of some scrap metal bent it in a vice to fit the contour of the hole and put a big bead of silcone to hold it work's great
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