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Old 07-08-2006
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explorer center console

I've had my console installed for about 6 month now, but never took any pic's, so today I removed everything and painted the main part of it.
From the pic's you can see the floor mount bracket that I made and installed (just a flat peice of metal bolted through the floor) so i could use the mounting bracket of the console. I cut the two side ears off the bracket so the remaining ears slide under my mounting bracket.
I also have something I think no one else has done to their console. The fan is wired up and runs off the rear controls of the console.
I did the seat mod to the drivers seat that I got from a 2001 Ranger from my local junkyard for $50.






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Awesome! good work. Where do you re-route the passenger airbag switch?
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I don't have any kids to worry about so it's a non issue for me.
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That looks good. When I did mine I used 'L-brackets' to mount mine to the side of the hump. I like that the A/C works too. I kinda wish mine did, but I have no reason/ need for it to work.
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Is there anything important under where you drilled for the mounting bracket? I ask because I still need to mount mine somehow so it won't wiggle so much. Also, what length/of screws did you use? The radio panel on my console is going to be replaced by a simple black piece of metal, possibly a status panel of my electrical stuff just for fun :)
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them consoles they arnt bolt in are they..


now here is a great question..

in the 04 rangers with the center console..which one sits back farther..the 04 stock or the explorer?
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Explorer Center Console

There isn't anything in the way where my bracket is. i just used two small bolts, maybe 3/8" x 1 1/2" with selflocking nuts. then the mounting bracket slides under the metal strip and the console is secured in front by the dash.
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them consoles they arnt bolt in are they..
All together now, hooked on phonics worked for me! Lol, just playin' :)

Where did you get the metal parts to mount your floor console? I got a long strip of...flexible metal stuff that might work...but I wanna make sure I nail this sucker good when I get back home!
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It may sound a bit constructive, but all I had for a piece of metal when I got the idea for my mounting method was a conbination square, so I use it for the metal strap. It is no longer then the explorer mounting bracket is wide, then just two small bolts and self locking nuts. hope this answers your ?.
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for the bracket you made, did you go all the way through the floorboard???
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how did you get the rear fan to work?
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oh and did you put it together in the truck? the JY took mine completely apart, and was goin to kill some time and put it back together until i get my hands on a sawzall...
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Old 07-26-2006
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for the bracket you made, did you go all the way through the floorboard???
You can see the flat metal bracket and the two bolt heads in one of the pic's. I just drilled through the floor, nothing underthere to worry about.
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how did you get the rear fan to work?
As I said in my first post, I had the console installed for about 6 months, but never had it painted to match the main color of the interior. I took it out and disassembled it for painting. While I was at it, I did some checking to see if I could get the fan to work, (I had the wiring harness). To do it again, I wounldn't because the fan dosen't blow that much air anyway.
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