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So, I hopped into my truck this morning and put my arm on the armrest! When i adjusted myself in the seat the plastic frame in the armrest broke. I was wondering a good way to fix or a replacement idea.



Also looks like the pad came off back there..
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You can replace the whole thing or leave it. Mine was broken on my old ranger and I just left it. You can't really tell with it closed.
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Cant see it but boy can I feel it... I'm thinking I'll take it out and build myself kind of a console that goes all the way the to the cupholders.. Sounds like a good time killer
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Mine is god awful in my truck. Mine is so broke now that it doesn't stay shut so I have to use a bungie cord to keep it shut. Without enough stuff inside the compartment, mine sinks in an inch when you put your arm on it. I got a new set of seats to put in though so that's why I haven't replaced mine. The lid unscrews if you want to swap it. I have looked for a couple months at the yard and they are all broke.
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I may have the one from my old 98 back at my parents house in NY. Let me make a phone call.
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Mine is god awful in my truck. Mine is so broke now that it doesn't stay shut so I have to use a bungie cord to keep it shut. Without enough stuff inside the compartment, mine sinks in an inch when you put your arm on it. I got a new set of seats to put in though so that's why I haven't replaced mine. The lid unscrews if you want to swap it. I have looked for a couple months at the yard and they are all broke.
I've found that its kind of a problem with a LOT of ranger owners. Atleast in my town. I cant find any replacements for that specific part though.
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Just a crappy design I guess. They are always broke.
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i took mine apart and cut a piece of plywood to size and then glued it. then i put new vinyl over it since the fabric was all greasy. if you do this make sure you dont staple through the vinyl (like i did).
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i took mine apart and cut a piece of plywood to size and then glued it. then i put new vinyl over it since the fabric was all greasy. if you do this make sure you dont staple through the vinyl (like i did).
Great idea man. I just unscrewed the lid and I'm gunna do just that! Thanks!
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no problem man i used a jig saw to cut it then i used a sander to smooth it out. i cut some holes so that the map piece could snap into place. you could also add some extra padding. i didnt do that but i wish i did.
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no problem man i used a jig saw to cut it then i used a sander to smooth it out. i cut some holes so that the map piece could snap into place. you could also add some extra padding. i didnt do that but i wish i did.
Yeah Im putting thin strips of foam on each side. I cut it so i could use a snap bracket to put it in instead of screwing/stapling
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How bout replace it with a tool box? Works great as a console and real sturdy.. just stick it in with Velcro on the bottom... or so I'v heard.
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Bad. Dont want that dang thread starting again.
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sounds like a decent enough idea. but still
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hahaha glad you caught my reference hahaha
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Same deal here. Mine is broken too. I may undertake the plywood idea.
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I riveted an aluminum plate in mine. It is too heavy to spring all the way up but it has lasted and is stronger than stock.
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speaker box with cup holders slotted in, sounds good, solid to put your arm on and write on
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almost saved for a car! buying my beauty in a couple of months :)
have tons of ideas about interior
good to know that i'm not the only one :)
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