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Mountaineer Center Console, Edge floor, Trip Computer

As a side project to the 5.0L swap, I've been doing some interior work. First to go in was the floor shifter for the F150 manual transfer case. Since the interior was already gutted, this was a good time to swap in the Edge floor too.



This center console came from a junked 97 Mountaineer. It has been repainted satin black to match the rest of the interior. The armrest/lid is in the process of being repaired and will soon be recovered in black Naugahyde.



The lower driver side of the console was heated and reshaped to clear the shifter boot and bezel.


This is the Explorer/Mountaineer trip computer and systems monitor which Ford calls the "Message Center". I got it from Frank (Pastfinder) who stripped it from an Explorer console. This won't work on a stock Ranger because Ranger PCMs don't have a fuel flowrate output for the trip computer functions. Now that I'm installing the Explorer engine and PCM, I should be able to make it work in my truck.
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very nice work Bob like always
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you always amaze me.

looks great bob.

that message center will really set you apart from the others, not like you already are. lol
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Bob that's going to be awesome.


did you have carpeting in there before? if so, would you want to sell it? i have the Edge flooring, like the one you just put in, but want carpeting.
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kick *** man..was wondering what it took to get one of those workin in our trucks..
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very nice work as always Bob.
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Funny thing Bob is that I have never come across another trip computer in all my JY travels. I'm glad it's finally getting used :)
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Wow that looks amazing

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damn man...u are the man!!
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Man I want one!
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Always awesome

So FX4 Level V?
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nice Bob! that is gonna be a sweet ride...
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Amazing. Ford should higher you to design the new Ranger. I bet it would be the best selling yet. Although it might cost 50grand new.
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That looks great, it makes me slightly jealous of your automatic... the V8 swap does the rest.
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Always awesome

So FX4 Level V?

FX4 Level 302

Look at his slogan or whatever that is called.
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Amazing. Ford should higher you to design the new Ranger. I bet it would be the best selling yet. Although it might cost 50grand new.
He was HIRED by and worked for Ford for a period of 10 years, to the best of my knowledge.
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Funny thing Bob is that I have never come across another trip computer in all my JY travels. I'm glad it's finally getting used :)
I had never even seen an Ex Message Center before. I'm also glad to see that one has ended up in Bob's hands.

Interesting, quality work as always Bob.
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Very, very nice Bob.
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Looks real good.
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You are the man Bob. That will look awesome when its finished.
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Thanks for all of the positive comments!

Tonight, I finished repairing the broken console lid, then recovered it with black Naugahyde to match the newly painted console.

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dude bob you a genious. i would love to see the full finished product of the interior.
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thanks for the link Bob. what did you Heat the CC bottom of the center console with?
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thanks for the link Bob. what did you Heat the CC bottom of the center console with?
Propane torch from a safe distance. Obviously, you have go slow and easy with it or it will melt into a blob...
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Bob do you have all of the wiring harnesses for that message center? I have everything with no cuts, if you are interested.
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