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40/40 Bucket Conversion + Expo Console install

Finally got around to installing the expo console but first had to do the 40/40 conversion!

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Grinding the old console off:



Some-what finished bucket (I did more grinding in the morning)





When I just bought the console.



Almost finished paint it. Yes I know I sprayed over the cig lighter but thats what I wanted to do lol



Now for the install..

Setting the mount up:



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Both installs were pretty easy just takes awhile if your careful and want things to be done right. Im pretty happy how it came out. And yes I do drive a mazda truck lol

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looks great man, i like the white and camo
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looks good, mine fought me the whole way going in!
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Thanks! And i hear ya at one point i could not figure out what in the world was stopping it from going in!
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Looks good other than the white and camo.
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that looks awesome!!! any welding involved in the seat mod or is it just cutting? have not looked into it yet but i do have the console ready and waiting
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Lol I knew someone wouldn't like the camo. But no welding just cutting. I'll help if you need any
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I went to salvage yard today hoping to find a good console. Found some but not rite color.

How is the paint holding up? Did you do any prep work to the plastic before painting?

If I can find a console in good shape, then I can probably paint it to match my interior.
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Man im not gunna lie. I had so much trouble finding a console in good condition! Seems like no one treats anything how it should be. But I cleaned it, primed it, and coated it alot. Its holding up well. But I know white is hard to keep clean so I might switch to a different paint. I used krylon
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what deck you have cda 98??
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Here’s one for the future… if the Driver’s Seat pulls apart or you just don’t like the look of the mod’d seat.

Go to the JY and find a Passenger’s Side Seat the same color as your seats (or even two Passenger Seats any color you want).
Remove the Sliders from under your existing driver’s seat and put it on the JY passenger seat and you have another Driver’s side bucket seat without the cutting of the frame on the 60/40 setup.

A lot easier than you will think… remove the seat back first, then the track from the bottom of the seat in that order and then put together in reverse, it makes it a lot easier.

I have done this so I know it work and again no cutting, no welding, just bolting.

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Console and buckets look good.
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Hereís one for the futureÖ if the Driverís Seat pulls apart or you just donít like the look of the modíd seat.

Go to the JY and find a Passengerís Side Seat the same color as your seats (or even two Passenger Seats any color you want).
Remove the Sliders from under your existing driverís seat and put it on the JY passenger seat and you have another Driverís side bucket seat without the cutting of the frame on the 60/40 setup.

A lot easier than you will thinkÖ remove the seat back first, then the track from the bottom of the seat in that order and then put together in reverse, it makes it a lot easier.

I have done this so I know it work and again no cutting, no welding, just bolting.

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now THAT was some helpful info. Thanks big time. I never wouldve thought of that.
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Looks good. and good idea with cutting the old console off. I wonder if that would work with the 04+ seats cause I can never find 40/40 seats that are my style. Also would a factory 40/40 seat cover fit on the homebrew 40 seat

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Im more interested on the Caddy in the background with the 4 subs on the trunk.
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Looks like a 56 or earlier, that’s nice too !
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Hereís one for the futureÖ if the Driverís Seat pulls apart or you just donít like the look of the modíd seat.

Go to the JY and find a Passengerís Side Seat the same color as your seats (or even two Passenger Seats any color you want).
Remove the Sliders from under your existing driverís seat and put it on the JY passenger seat and you have another Driverís side bucket seat without the cutting of the frame on the 60/40 setup.

A lot easier than you will thinkÖ remove the seat back first, then the track from the bottom of the seat in that order and then put together in reverse, it makes it a lot easier.

I have done this so I know it work and again no cutting, no welding, just bolting.

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Console and buckets look good.
Interesting. What about the seat belt? Does it swap with the sliders too?
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Yea the caddy is nice. Its a project. It runs like a champ tho! With the stock motor and trans. But the 4 subs are just in there waiting to get sold. Or atleast trying to lol.
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Quick question. When you got the console, did you get ALL of the brackets and stuff?

Which ones did you get and are all of them necessary to mount in our trucks?
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Hereís one for the futureÖ if the Driverís Seat pulls apart or you just donít like the look of the modíd seat.

Go to the JY and find a Passengerís Side Seat the same color as your seats (or even two Passenger Seats any color you want).
Remove the Sliders from under your existing driverís seat and put it on the JY passenger seat and you have another Driverís side bucket seat without the cutting of the frame on the 60/40 setup.

A lot easier than you will thinkÖ remove the seat back first, then the track from the bottom of the seat in that order and then put together in reverse, it makes it a lot easier.

I have done this so I know it work and again no cutting, no welding, just bolting.

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Console and buckets look good.

What about the back recline lever? Wouldn't it be on the wrong side? Mines built into the side of the seat itself..


GB :)
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looks good, mine fought me the whole way going in!

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Thanks! And i hear ya at one point i could not figure out what in the world was stopping it from going in!
thats what she said.....

but yeah looks great man, id love to have the level 2 console but no rangers in any of the yards around here so i might have to settle for one of these here soon >_>
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Interesting. What about the seat belt? Does it swap with the sliders too?
The Seat Belt bolt directly to the Slider Assy.

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What about the back recline lever? Wouldn't it be on the wrong side? Mines built into the side of the seat itselfÖ GB :)
The Seat Pans that is directly under each seat and part of each seat are all the same.
All the holes on one side are on the other so everything just goes out the opposite side; at least in my application that did.

The Bucket Seats I did the swap with were from an 02/03 Lvl II with Ext Cab Seat Brackets, my EDGE had a 60/40 Setup. i took out the 60% Driverís Seat expecting to start the modíg to mount the new Bucket and as I unbolted things I noticed the Seat Bracket wasnít actually part of the 60/40 FrameÖ wow, then I noticed all of the extra holes in the seat pan and determined that both side were the same and that they would bolt directly inÖ saved a lot of time and work.

Your may be a little different check them out and see.
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Quick question. When you got the console, did you get ALL of the brackets and stuff?

Which ones did you get and are all of them necessary to mount in our trucks?
Yeah I pretty much took everything out just to make sure so I didnt have to make multiple trips to the junker. This is the main one you need. Other than that the console bolts into this mount and everything else slides in

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thats what she said.....

but yeah looks great man, id love to have the level 2 console but no rangers in any of the yards around here so i might have to settle for one of these here soon >_>
hahahaha. Yeah same here. None around ever. But if I did come up on a lvl 2 at the junker... i'd be there for AWHILE pullin stuff lol
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The Seat Belt bolt directly to the Slider Assy.



The Seat Pans that is directly under each seat and part of each seat are all the same.
All the holes on one side are on the other so everything just goes out the opposite side; at least in my application that did.

The Bucket Seats I did the swap with were from an 02/03 Lvl II with Ext Cab Seat Brackets, my EDGE had a 60/40 Setup. i took out the 60% Driverís Seat expecting to start the modíg to mount the new Bucket and as I unbolted things I noticed the Seat Bracket wasnít actually part of the 60/40 FrameÖ wow, then I noticed all of the extra holes in the seat pan and determined that both side were the same and that they would bolt directly inÖ saved a lot of time and work.

Your may be a little different check them out and see.
Wow.. would of been nice to know this a day ahead lol! Thanks for the info
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hey arod i think i will be asking you a few questions when the time comes!

and im glad to know i can use another passenger seat... they are really easy to find here
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Sounds good. Just let me know!
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