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Old 07-02-2009
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OH MY....WOW....I would say it's done with. Unless you know how to fiberglass....I'd do that to save it. It would most definately strengthen that HUGE weak spot. Even with epoxy, I think It'll be just so weak, that the first little push on the armrest, it'll snap in half again.

I to agree that Ford really did a crappy job on the design of the console's arm rest.

Jon, How'd you add another support? PICS!!!
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Old 07-02-2009
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Ya know.. with a little bit of fancy woodwork and some vinyl skills.. you could just re-design it to your own, carpet it up with some foam padding behidn it.. and poof, all done nice and fancy! I may have to take a look at mine someday - I know its all cracke dup, just need to get it fixed sometime.. and I'm lazy :-D
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Old 07-06-2009
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Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 View Post
Jon, How'd you add another support? PICS!!!
I ghettofabbed it. You know inside the door panels that thick square foam pad with the circle cut out in the middle? It's adhesive'd onto the door body and up towards the front. I took the circle cutout portion, unstuck it from the door, and stuck it to the bottom of my armrest lol. It works decently but could be better. (it's not quite tall enough but its better than nothing). It's not really pic worthy but it was free. I might try a hockey puck next
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Old 07-06-2009
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I forked over the dough for a new one...make sure you get the right color, most parts men don't know about black or "ebony" as ford calls it.
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Old 07-07-2009
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i think i've decided i'm gonna fab a new piece out of diamond plate. then it won't break and it'll be nice again instead of rigged up.
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Old 07-10-2009
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I just broke mine last week. Hopped in the truck and leaned over to get keys off my belt loop and put all my weight on the center console and snapped the thing. I was not thrilled. Whoever had the truck before me even put a support on the front of the arm rest and I still broke it. Pretty sad since I only weigh 145 pounds. Epoxy time!
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Old 07-11-2009
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liquid nails and 3/4 plywood is how i fixed mine- rock solid now. they are all peices of crap, poor design.
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