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4 all those who have had to fix the cracking effect of the center console

what did you all do fiberglass it or what
this is what i have to fix and plan to fiberglass it but wondering what you all did

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apart.you can see the cracks here better

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and the cushion part that allows room for the correction

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i just wont to fix what could easily break due to another ford short fall lol
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alum plate cut to fit inside the inner lid, drill holes in plate. Epoxy plastic weld it to the inside of the inner lid, holes allow epoxy weld to come threw it, let dry. reassemble.
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cut me one please. lol i fixed mine with epoxy only and my dad cracked it like 3 days later haha now i just lift it up before he gets in
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i put a BL bed support under mine at the front its the perfect height and it allows you not to over compress the arm rest. then it wont break on your again.
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i put a BL bed support under mine at the front its the perfect height and it allows you not to over compress the arm rest. then it wont break on your again.
alot of people do this.
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im trying to find a new piece but its like impossible and i need a crush block too if i get a new piece. mine are actually under the bed lol
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im trying to find a new piece but its like impossible and i need a crush block too if i get a new piece. mine are actually under the bed lol
new arm rest with inner is like $100 from dealer btw doesnt come with screws there obsolete damn ford. I know i just ordered one LOL
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new arm rest with inner is like $100 from dealer btw doesnt come with screws there obsolete damn ford. I know i just ordered one LOL
hey cheaper than my dealership....160 for it. im going to search all the jys in the damn state til i get one LOL

Edit: Silver, ill try to find two of them if u wanted a new one too
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its not hard to fix them mine is still going strong after plate and epoxy weld now for a year
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Edit: Silver, ill try to find two of them if u wanted a new one too
seams to be a hard raskel to find .. there not as popular of a item as the XLT consoles are but if you do hit me up in case i screw mine up during the fix lol


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its not hard to fix them mine is still going strong after plate and epoxy weld now for a year
i dont have a plate so ill try a fiberglass cloth and resin deal that i have collecting dust. at least mine is not shot just cracked
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Yeah ill let you know if i find one
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i dont have a plate so ill try a fiberglass cloth and resin deal that i have collecting dust. at least mine is not shot just cracked
same here its called steel stores
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i dun gat dat kynd of stoar neer mi eether. I would have to make a plate myself, which i can't lol. prob easier for me to find a new piece haha
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same here its called steel stores
not in my neck of the woods,welcome to BFE,but was thinking a piece of 3/4 starboard would work just as well

starboard is a dence plastic composite used on boats i just need a small piece not a 54x48 sheet like i sell lol but in all just as good as steel depending on the application
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i put a BL bed support under mine at the front its the perfect height and it allows you not to over compress the arm rest. then it wont break on your again.
What's a "BL bed support"?

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So does the dealer sell a replacement? Mine broke as well, almost in the exact same place as the one in the picture.
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What's a "BL bed support"?

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I believe it would be the body lift bed supports found in body lift kits that people usually don't install.

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So does the dealer sell a replacement? Mine broke as well, almost in the exact same place as the one in the picture.
Yes, but they're spendy.
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i have sean that done but mine are too tall
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On your thread over at RPS....Someone tipped me on a rebuild/reinforcement kit available on RockAuto.com.

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My wife has the same center console in her explorer and Rockauto.com sells a repair kit for this console that replaces the plastic piece that always cracks with a steel one, that after 2 years of use, has yet to even bend under the weight of leaning on it.

Just something for you to check into. Let me know if more info is needed as i can get the part number for you.


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hope this helps. To me its worth the money.


To me....$40 is totally worth it!! It's worth it to anyone who has this centerconsole with the vinyl top. It's on the Christmas list for sure!! I miss having an ALL BLACK armrest and now miss having an armrest at all!


I assume what I found on RockAuto's catalog is correct, but I'm waiting for response on if it is infact the correct product.
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I had bought one of those on eBay, but could never figure out how it went, it was almost like it was backwards in an area if that makes since.
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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i want that
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^me too!


Screw experimenting with glass like I was gonna do, I'm getting me that! And it'll let me fix my un-square mounted AA maglite mount!
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OMG OMG OMG OMG!! Soooo...I clicked on info on the item at RockAuto....here's what appeared....

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wow. Ford should have done that straight out of the factory. I like it a lot.
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To me....$40 is totally worth it!! It's worth it to anyone who has this centerconsole with the vinyl top. It's on the Christmas list for sure!! I miss having an ALL BLACK armrest and now miss having an armrest at all!


I assume what I found on RockAuto's catalog is correct, but I'm waiting for response on if it is infact the correct product.
its on my list too .. i knew some one had to make one of those in metal
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