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Stupid armrest

I've got the bench seats and my armrest was broken when I got the truck years back. I REALLY wanna finally get the stupid thing replaced.

The bottom plastic piece that seems to break on all rangers... I knew I saw a metal replacement somewhere on this forum, but now I can't find it. Any help?



Also, once I find a replacement top piece and buy the metal bottom piece, what's the best way to prevent the plastic under the top piece from cracking from the pressure? Perhaps spraying the cavity with an insulation foam? IDK.
 
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How about a sheet of aluminum bonded to the plastic using contact cement?
 
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I've thought about somethign like that, but will it be enough of a bond to prevent the top plastic from breaking or will it separate and still break?
 
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its a piece for an explorer from rockauto. and you don't have bench seats, you have buckets lol


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BUCKET. I knew that. lol. I was thinking bucket, but for some strange reason, I ttyped bench. lol


So it's an explorer part? That would explain why my search didn't find it. Thanks P!
 
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SWEET! I remember the part being almost $80... I'm glad it's only $40. lol
 
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Now.. does anyone have a source for the top piece?
 
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if you still have your old top piece, just load it with epoxy or don't put full body weight on it and it will be fine
 
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yep. Don't do what I did and let your idiot buddies use it as a step to get into the back of the truck. The seat goes forward for a reason. They never broke it thank god but I layed into someone everytime they stepped on the effin thing.
 
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I do have the top piece still, but it's beyond repair. I've already epoxied plastic and metal to prevent the broken pieces from moving, but it still doesn't work. The foam inside the top is beat to hell.
 
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I do have the top piece still, but it's beyond repair. I've already epoxied plastic and metal to prevent the broken pieces from moving, but it still doesn't work. The foam inside the top is beat to hell.
musta had a female sumo wrestler in the truck. Atleast we know how your leafs cracked in the rear
 
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Female?






lol
 
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Female?






lol
Unless you roll the other way
 
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lmao


I just purchased the metal piece from rockauto and bought a new top piece on ebay. I'll FINALLY have a working armrest for the first time owning this Ranger!!!!

lol
 
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After only two days, I have all the parts except for longer bolts. The bolts that came with the kit are too short and the locking nuts are useless. It's off to the hardware store tomorrow to get longer ones.
 
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