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Question about removing folddown armrest

I was trying to remove the center console/armrest in my 2007 Ranger with the 60 40 seats. Is this possible without cutting metal so it could be replaced if needed? and any suggestions or anything feel free.
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im pretty sure it just bolts in
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You need to remove the driver’s seat and the Arm Rest un-bolts from underneath.
You will need to move the fabric around some but it does unbolt.

This picture isn’t the best but you can see it is separated from the base and the fabric has been bent up to allow for unbolting.

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I have those exact seats in my ranger. I need to cut them to install my center console
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When I was changing out my 60/40 Seat for Ranger Buckets I found that the Tracks/Mounts will unbolt from the Seat Pans and that both the Driver’s and the Passenger’s Bucket Seats Pans are the same AND that the Passenger portion of the 60/40 is the same as the Driver’s and Passenger Bucket seats, do you see where this is going ?

Instead of cutting up a seat and trying to get it to look good mod’g the frame, the seat covering do this…
Go to your local JY, buy a passenger seat from a 60/40 set of seats that matches you existing seats.
(These should be plentiful and some are in good shape).
Swap the Track/Mount from your Driver’s Seat to the JY Passenger Seat and you have two Bucket Seats.
The passenger seat usually has less wear and looks good BUT it does not have the Lumbar Support, that can be purchased and put in.

Easier fix than cutting up the Driver’s Seat, hoping you get it right and if the 60% Driver’s Seat is in good condition maybe you can sell it or trade it.

Just thinking out loud here so good luck...
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I thought the tracks were the same but I wasn't sure. My problem is I can barely find a damn ranger in any local junk yards let alone a seat!
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yeah thats the problem around here too, im not finding too many rangers these days....5 yrs ago there were 2 rows of ranger. sigh....great to know about the tracking. i might loose the 60/seat later on.
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I had my 60/40 cut down to buckets. I couldn't find any nice expo or ranger bucket seats
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I had my 60/40 cut down to buckets. I couldn't find any nice expo or ranger bucket seats
The tracks bolt on the same but remember there is a driveís side and passengerís side for them but the seat pans (the part attached to the seats with the holes in them) are the same.
The holes in both seat pans are all in the same locations, on both sides of each pan so they can be swapped.
The passengerís seat usually didnít come with the lumbar support but if you can find one it should bolt right in.
Another thing, when swapping the tracks, the seat backs come off first, then the part under the seat; makes it easier to get the back off if you remove it first.
From wat I can see, the Lvl II Bucket Seats from í03 are the same as std bucket seats except that the LvL II Seats have Lumbar Support and have a skirt on the lower part of the seats as part of the Seat Covering; there might be some padding differences but they are hard to tell apart.

If you donít have Rangers in your JYs then getting seats will be a problem.
Buying Seat else where can cost big bucks just for the shipping and packaging.
I wish I had know about the seats before I did because I would have stocked up on the 40% part of the 60/40 set and made some bucket sets up.

Good Luck on your hunt,
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yeah thats the problem around here too, im not finding too many rangers these days....5 yrs ago there were 2 rows of ranger. sigh....great to know about the tracking. i might loose the 60/seat later on.
All I have to say is screw cash for clunkers did it help the auto industry yes did it kill the used car industry YES.
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All I have to say is screw cash for clunkers did it help the auto industry yes did it kill the used car industry YES.
Wasnít that the idea !

Make Americanís pay more for the rides ?
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When I was changing out my 60/40 Seat for Ranger Buckets I found that the Tracks/Mounts will unbolt from the Seat Pans and that both the Driverís and the Passengerís Bucket Seats Pans are the same AND that the Passenger portion of the 60/40 is the same as the Driverís and Passenger Bucket seats, do you see where this is going ?

Easier fix than cutting up the Driverís Seat, hoping you get it right and if the 60% Driverís Seat is in good condition maybe you can sell it or trade it.

Just thinking out loud here so good luck...
the only thing is the seat adjust would now be on the right side an you'd adjust with the right hand. it might even be in the way of the console.
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the only thing is the seat adjust would now be on the right side an you'd adjust with the right hand. it might even be in the way of the console.
No they are not !
You would use the Driverís Track, the holes are already in the correct location; both seat pans have the same holes on both sides of the seat so they switch over.

I know, me too on the discovery, I know now what I didnít know thenÖ

Easy swap just takes a little time, taking things apart is slow.
Two 60/40 Passengerís Seats and the Tracks from your existing vehicle and you have a set of Bucket Seats with rom for a Center Console.

I think i will pull a set of them on the next trip to the JY just to see how much I can get for themÖ

Check it out and try it out !
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My seat has the tilt built into the side of the seat. That is what I was referring to.
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My seat has the tilt built into the side of the seat. That is what I was referring to.
x2 i am wondering about this too
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My seat has the tilt built into the side of the seat. That is what I was referring to.
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That will work too !

As stated the tracks are different per side but the Seats/Pans are the same… either track will bolt up to either seat.

Unless this is only happening on my 03 then it will work.
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i have no doubt it'll work. it's just now that tilt handle is right next to the console. would there be enough room to get your hand in there to be able to tilt back or forward?
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i have no doubt it'll work. it's just now that tilt handle is right next to the console. would there be enough room to get your hand in there to be able to tilt back or forward?
You will use the driverís side track not the passengerís side track/tilt mechanism so the Tilt Handle will be next to the Driverís side Door !

This does work and all handles will be where they should be, no problems.
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