canter console swap - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Interior Semi-Tech General discussion of interior for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-15-2007
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
canter console swap

In my 1994 4.0 with a 5spd and a 40/60 seat i want to get rid of the 40/60 seat and put in buckets and a center console. how hard is it to put in the console with the shifter there and what years will fit in my 94? i would love to have step by step directions on how to do this if someone has a thread that has it that would be great plz help me out i hate that 40/60 seat and i want me storage room but dont want to loss space in my ext cab and i like the center console look
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-15-2007
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
cut the 60 part and make it a bucket.. you will need a half console you cant do full there isnt one for the older dash that is like 89-94...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-15-2007
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
i dont want to cut it i have heard bad things about doing that plus im super picky on finish look so what do u mean half console and i just relized i spelled center wrong on the title o well
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-15-2007
lifted97ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneckstone
you will need a half console you cant do full there isnt one for the older dash that is like 89-94...


get the shorty console like this: (doesn't have to be that specific one, just one that style)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-15-2007
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
where should i get seats from
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-15-2007
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
go ahead and try and find buckets its a hard thing and some wont even bolt in... but their out there just have to find them
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-15-2007
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Downey
where should i get seats from
start with craigslist or junk yards
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-15-2007
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
ok but still not the answer toll my ? not trying to be an *** or anything like that but what vehicles should i look for
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-15-2007
RangerJustin's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,428
explorers are the norm

Some more: http://therangerstation.com/tech_library/Seats.html
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-15-2007
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
what more do you want to know. any ranger or explorer half center console. years well rangers about 88-07 , explorer well thats tricky pretty much 94-01 when it gets to 02+ four doors NO wont work.. BUT 02-06 explorer SPORT, and SPORT TRAC.. half console remember. now there will be some custom work on mounting for ya but it shouldnt be to hard.. there all not "bolt" in because your floor is missing the studs or thing that would have been installed if you had the console.. but there is ways around that...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-15-2007
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
ok thats what i wanted to know thanks alot
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-16-2007
cobra 1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: austin texas
Posts: 31
just cut the seat! belive me it will free your soul!!!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-17-2007
ChrisR1S's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kenbridge, VA
Posts: 263
cut the seat and use seat covers. Cut right, use seat covers and you wont be able to tell that they were cut and itll look better than stock IMO..
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-17-2007
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Don't forget the mazda twins for the ford mentioned. I went to the local junkyard and got reg cab buckets from a '94 mazda b-series for $50. JY or craigslist or ebay or here or rps. The sources to look for seats are endless.


Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisR1S
cut the seat and use seat covers. Cut right, use seat covers and you wont be able to tell that they were cut and itll look better than stock IMO..
x2! That's what I did.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-19-2007
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
thanks guy when i get some money im guna start look probly after xmass i just had to pay my rents a big chunk of change and it took a toll on my funds so my plans are down the drain for a while but thanks alot guys
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-19-2007
DerangedPony's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Berlin, WI
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by RangerJustin
explorers are the norm

Some more: http://therangerstation.com/tech_library/Seats.html
So Fox body Mustang seats will fit in my 03 Ranger. Is that link for all rangers?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-19-2007
My91Ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Roseville, Michigan
Posts: 2,252
+1 for cutting the seat. It's not that hard at all, and you can easily make it look like a bucket that has never been touched.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-19-2007
4LO 4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grovetown, Ga
Posts: 650
Got the seats and console out of a 98 Expo sport.Name:  013.jpg
Views: 38
Size:  187.5 KB
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-20-2007
Jazz921's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 997
I lucked out and actually found not one but two rangers that came with buckets and consoles factory. Very rare to find those. I was really leary of cutting the drivers seat so I held out till I found the buckets I wanted.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-20-2007
KARPE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Valrico, Fl 33594
Posts: 4,748
A & E letter swap?
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 11-20-2007
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
i dont want to cut my seats im waiting till i find my buckets i want
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-20-2007
Jazz921's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 997
Its to bad you are so far from me, there is a set here in an 03 Ranger. The passenger side seat is bent on the very top but the material isnt damaged so it should be easy to swap covers from this one to any passenger side ranger seat. Both seats seem to move and recline just fine and the truck still has the factory console in it. Everything is dark grey. Only thing missing is the fold down arm rest, course those are always missing. Seems like people get those as soon as they can.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Full length console, overhead console, hitch for sale in ontario ranger4.0 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 10 02-16-2011 12:25 AM
Overhead console swap? danomac General Ford Ranger Discussion 13 12-17-2010 01:57 PM
question about fullsize center console after doing bucket swap! help!! darangerdanger Interior Semi-Tech 7 08-11-2010 12:00 AM
explorer seat and console swap on a 5spd x182dan General Ford Ranger Discussion 4 04-24-2007 01:05 PM
explorer swap 98-01 swap GregsEdge 8-Cylinder Tech 27 11-23-2005 07:48 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:30 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.