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Shorty cosole mount help

So, I recently purchased this center console (finally!! a center console!!!)

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The console didnt come with any mounting hardware, and I dont know what I need.

Here is a picture of the front/bottom.

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I dont know if the mouting hardware from the explorers are mix and match with the rangers. If so, I can go to the local JY and get the mounting stuff. I searched, but didnt get much.

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There is a cast metal bracket that bolts to the floorpan and then your plastic pieces slide over the bracket. It looks like you are missing the armrest and hinge that bolt to the top of the bracket. A couple of sheet metal screws go through the front bottom of the console into the floor and a few other screws hold the plastic parts together.

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If you are missing the armrest and bracket, i have one here just needs to be recovered.
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Thanks Bob!!

I MIGHT get the bracket from you Troy if you are willing to part with it.

I say might b/c I'm not going to use a stock arm-rest. Hehehe
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let me know. however, i don't think there is an easy way to separate the two parts.
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let me know. however, i don't think there is an easy way to separate the two parts.
Hehehe....there is a way lol. It might not be pretty though hahaha
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I think the newer ones use the white plastic clips. This is from a '99.

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I think the newer ones use the white plastic clips. This is from a '99.

So I need the front two little plastic pieces?

Also, will ANY explorer metal bracket work? I plan on going to the JY tomorrow, and they have plenty of expos.
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The above clips are from a 99 expo. It uses the screws (lower RH corner of pic) to flare the plastic clips like a wall anchor to hold the console to the floor. I'm sure the medal bracket will work also, Ford haven't changes the base of console since first produced that I know of.
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I think the newer ones use the white plastic clips. This is from a '99.

did you add that center console? did u have to cut your carpet to mount the aluminum armrest bracket? also are the holes for the plastic clips already there under the floor?
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Yes I added it. Had to cut the carpet for both clips and armrest bracket. The holes were already there for the front clips, but had to drill for the armrest bracket. But the trans. hump had the spots marked where to drill. See pic below.

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i just drilled self tapping screws through the carpet and down through the floorboard and sealed them up and for the front i just used high strength velcro and it didnt move
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i just drilled self tapping screws through the carpet and down through the floorboard and sealed them up and for the front i just used high strength velcro and it didnt move
that is my main question....do i really need to cut a square out of the carpet or can i just drill and put self tapping screws thru it..and mount the bracket OVER the carpet?? if i mount the bracket OVER the carpet, will it make it sit up higher and then not fit right where it meets up at the top of the console?

im just wondering if mounting it over the carpet will cause the armrest not to fit right
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it will work fine i didn't cut any carpet out.
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Yes I added it. Had to cut the carpet for both clips and armrest bracket. The holes were already there for the front clips, but had to drill for the armrest bracket. But the trans. hump had the spots marked where to drill. See pic below.

So, you already had the holes for the front two clips?

I just went today to the JY and picked up a cast bracket and the two front clips.

Will I have the two holes for the front clips? I dont want to cut into the carpet to see and there be nothing there.
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i ripped the carpet up on a '96 ranger extended cab with the 60/40 seats at the junkyard and it had the holes for the front clips already in the metal floor as well as the embossed circles for the armrest bracket mount
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Ok, I just went cutting away at the carpet (not without measuring first lol) and found the spots.

Yay, no cutting holes for front clips.

Thanks a lot guys.
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it will work fine i didn't cut any carpet out.
That WAS a nice looking interior !
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Ok, I just went cutting away at the carpet (not without measuring first lol) and found the spots.

Yay, no cutting holes for front clips.

Thanks a lot guys.
How did the back brkt mtg go ?

What did you use for hardware ?
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Back bracket mounts lined up with the little circular indents on the floor under the carpet.

If you are asking about the position of the bracket, it should be angled towards the rear of your truck.

Used self tapping screws and some washers. Tada.

For the front tabs, I snagged the long screws from the JY.
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Dang it...I've been looking everywhere for one of those consoles...no luck
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