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Old 08-04-2010
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Full Interior Swap?

Is it possible to swap the floor seats and paint all the trim and have it looking close to factory? I hate my tan interior in my dark green truck, I think itd look alot better with black interior with vinyl flooring.

About how much do you think itd all cost? Id do it all myself so no labor charge
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Old 08-05-2010
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I can't comment on the floor, but in an older truck I had I put new seats in it and painted the dash and trim black. It's time consuming, and not too expensive, but if you take your time and do it right it can look very nice. I think I spent a total of 60-70$$ to do mine. Do you have a junkyard around you that you can find black interior parts? I think the FX4 had black interior
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SEM dye is the best for factory looking. I would go with the Satin Black. the cans normally run around $15 each, and you would probably need 7-10 cans.

more info on your truck will help determine what will/can swap and what wont.
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just get a lmc catalog, I need to re-do my interior too and it has everything i'll need
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I have a dark green 2000 xlt extended cab, manual, 60/40 seats(looking for buckets) The interior is tan and id like it to be black. I have carpet and but would prefer vinyl. Also it is the 4door model not 2 door
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explorer buckets are pretty much bolt in.
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My 99s interior is basically all swapped....vinyl floor from an 03 edge, explorer powered leather seats, fx4 jumpseats in the back modded sport trac cluster and the list goes on haha
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Old 08-07-2010
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How much did that all cost you? Im gonna go look in a couple junk yards this or next week to see if their are any rangers with black interiors or explorer buckets
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good luck finding a black dash. there were only put in the level II's. kinda hard to find.
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I agree on the Dash but you might get lucky, that may need some SEMS Paint but the rest, I have swapped out my seats and carpet and will be swapping out my Manual Door panels for all pwr Piece soon..
I would think as long as it is close to the same year vehicle or in the range of the vehicle then everything should swap.

That’s one thing we can say thanks to Ford for.
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most interior stuff will swap from 95+ there are small differences here and there.

as for electrical stuff (windows, locks) sometimes the wiring is there, but others it's not. i added power windows to my truck (oem parts) but none of the wiring was there. it worked out for me. i put my switches in my center console, so i had to run wires anyways.
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I have power everything but seats... and i dont really care about seats. I just bought a new headunit from advance auto cuz i was sick of cds and wanted ipod connectability so im broke for the next 2 weeks. I think i might just slowly collect parts until i have everything then do a full install... or atleast tthats my plan unless the paint gets unbearable(i was givin the truck) and i would prefer red orange or ywllow
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I've always loved RIT dye. you can make it any color and as dark as you want. just dont get it on your hands lol
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Whats RIT dye? and what its used for?
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it's just a dye that works on plastics. its not a paint it won't flake. keep in mind i have only used it to dye the plastic wheels on gas powered rc cars and on some of the plastic pieces on my quads...but i see no reason it would not work on interior parts :)
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it should work on fabric too but don't hold me to that lol. i'd personally be scared to do it on the seats. once it dries though it doesn't come off
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I might try that on a dash if i cant find a fx4 one
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it's just a dye that works on plastics. its not a paint it won't flake. keep in mind i have only used it to dye the plastic wheels on gas powered rc cars and on some of the plastic pieces on my quads...but i see no reason it would not work on interior parts :)
Isnt RIT made just for fabrics? lol figures it might work on plastics too

I've seen a few black interiors in the junkyards and elsewhere, dont think any of them were FX4's.
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Is dying the whole carpet a possibility? I havent looked into this so dont flame me haha. Just shootin that one out there
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If you find a black interior for a Ranger, you might want to think over buying it for resale.

Hard to find in some areas of the country.
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tan interior

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Is dying the whole carpet a possibility? I havent looked into this so dont flame me haha. Just shootin that one out there
A new replacement carpet in whatever color you want should run you about $100, maybe less. Its really not worth the trouble to try to dye your old one or try to find a clean junkyard carpet.

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If you find a black interior for a Ranger, you might want to think over buying it for resale.
Black is nice, as long as you dont have the fabric door panels and cloth seats. The fabric just looks like crap with any dirt or spills on it.

And cheese_man, you could have a green interior......hahaha
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i`ll get you for that 1
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i`ll get you for that 1
Tan isnt that bad, would you have preferred a light blue, navy, light red, or dark red interior....lol. Its funny all the interior colors that used to be offered 15+ years ago, now every company has like 3 basic interior colors.

Was at the junkyard today, there was an Explorer there with a medium grey interior, looked pretty nice color-wise, too bad not too many of the interior parts can be swapped over besides the dash and console.
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Im goin sometime next week after class to go junnkin, see if I can find a fx4
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