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short center console ?

any one remove one of these before and was there a big hole in the carpet/rubber matting under it?
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Yeah, there is a square cut hole in the carpet if you are planning on running wires or anything. Those consoles are kind of a pain to take out haha. Not really difficult, there are just more parts than you would think.
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its more like a trad and the guy is worried about how big of a hole lol
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well that answers my question lol
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R U leaving the Console out ?

What R U doing in the cntr of the seats ?
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R U leaving the Console out ?

What R U doing in the cntr of the seats ?
no it was a trade for my 60/40's for his buckets and we where not sure how much of the flooring was cut out
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i just did this trade with edgeman4.0, and I have the 60/40 now. I have vinyl flooring, so its black on black, and its not that bad. You cannot see the whole unless the seat is way forward or way back.
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it turned out good with just a small snaffoo of the seat belt tensenor deal but nothing like having the right tools and modding seance to fix lol
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no it was a trade for my 60/40's for his buckets and we where not sure how much of the flooring was cut out
OK on the swap.

I got the idea you pulled out the console and was doing something different for a console or something along that lines.

Luck on the swap over.

I will be doing the bucket swap soon, I hope, if I ever hear from the guy; he is slower than then I am for doing these little things.
I will be removing a nice 60/40.

Did you have a problem finding the location for the Console in the truck receiving the bucket seats/console ?
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Did you have a problem finding the location for the Console in the truck receiving the bucket seats/console ?
no that part was easy just mount the new console in the front slots and cut the carpet/vinyl using the console base as the template .Once thats done center punch the 4 dimples drill than tap and mount .

One note you probably will need to exchange the seat belt pretensioners ,a small mistake we made at first lol
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no that part was easy just mount the new console in the front slots and cut the carpet/vinyl using the console base as the template .Once thats done center punch the 4 dimples drill than tap and mount .
Are the dimples already in there ?

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One note you probably will need to exchange the seat belt pretensioners ,a small mistake we made at first lol
Did you use the bucket seat pretensioners or did you try to use the ones from the 60/40 ?

Any other things to look out for ?

Thanks for the assist...
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it turned out good with just a small snaffoo of the seat belt tensenor deal but nothing like having the right tools and modding seance to fix lol
and the right person to call!

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Did you use the bucket seat pretensioners or did you try to use the ones from the 60/40 ?
If you are doing this swap, take the pretensioners off your seats in your truck now and put them on the new seats. Should be one or two bolts per seat belt.
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and the right person to call!



If you are doing this swap, take the pretensioners off your seats in your truck now and put them on the new seats. Should be one or two bolts per seat belt.
lol i think i hurt my self reading this post lol

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Did you use the bucket seat pretensioners or did you try to use the ones from the 60/40 ?
yes it was our only flaw but once i MADE THE CORRECT CALL and swaped them a easy fix.


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Any other things to look out for ?
well one thing i learned over the years is there is all ways a snafoo in every mod.but where would be the fun in it if there never was a challenge
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no that part was easy just mount the new console in the front slots and cut the carpet/vinyl using the console base as the template .Once thats done center punch the 4 dimples drill than tap and mount .
there is nothing to tap to, its just thin sheet metal. either self tapping screws. or drill holes and nut bolt it. or weld on bolt studs like factory. here is factory style. minus the welds that was a botched repair job because there only tack welded on from the factory and like to pull threw

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Joey, not sure what I was thinking. Probably wasn't.
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there is nothing to tap to, its just thin sheet metal. either self tapping screws. or drill holes and nut bolt it. or weld on bolt studs like factory. here is factory style. minus the welds that was a botched repair job because there only tack welded on from the factory and like to pull threw

is that a 4 door picture?
we through bolted my back ones and taped the 2 fronts but there is body framing cross member on my 2 door deal

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Joey, not sure what I was thinking. Probably wasn't.
better than i was thinking lol
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Sorry but back to the pretensioners…
Does anyone know if I use seats from a 2002 or 2003, can I keep the pretensioners that come with the new seats ?

When you guys put the Console in, were the dimples already in place.
(I know I will find out soon enough but I haven’t lift the carpet yet so I am asking).

Again thanks for the help.
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If they come from the same year, they should. Somewhere over the years, they changed the part you put your seatbelt into. So if your seat belts will buckle into the new seats, you shouldn't need to swap the pretensioners. If it won't buckle, then you need to.
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is that a 4 door picture?
we through bolted my back ones and taped the 2 fronts but there is body framing cross member on my 2 door deal
owned 4 door ext, 2 door ext, and reg cab all mounted the same. newer one's the might have cut cost on some things
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the dimples will be there as in the seat belt deal i don't think they changed any thing from 01 to 03 but 04 and up they decently did ..

nothing one nut or bolt swap did not fix
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owned 4 door ext, 2 door ext, and reg cab all mounted the same. newer one's the might have cut cost on some things
ya but at least ford is still making a profit lol

From what i see,learned and read the concept is still the same but just two different ways to skin a cat i guess
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OK guys thanks for that info; I appreciate it.

I should get my seats soon, I thought it would be this weekend but NOT !

I hope the weather holds out long enough for me to remove everything in the cab, put in some Fat Mat sound deadening and the Seats/Console.

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