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Old 04-08-2010
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Broken 60/40 armrest? My solution...

Like many Rangers my 01 has the broken armrest and the top was missing. Here's how I am fixing mine.

Here's the before, note there is no latch...
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I traced the pattern out on a piece of wood and cut it out.
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Next I made a 5/16 bolt work for the latch by grinding the head off on 3 sides and adding a taper to the 4th side. I used a jam nut on top so it wouldn't be too tall.
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Then I cut some foan and added 3 layers because it was only 1/4 thick. I glued it on the wood.
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Because its what I had (and it was grey) I used a sweatshirt to cover the top.
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Tommorrow I'll get it mounted to the armrest and show the finnished product....
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lol anything is better then the buggy cord wrapped around the arm rest or rope
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looks good need to shampoo the seats to match
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lol nice...i just have my seatbelt buckled around it haha
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You should wrap a R-F shirt around it.
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nice. I just got a new one from a junk yard for $20! i had the bungy cord around my old one.

Its black, but it looks great and has a cup holder!
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Nice solution, John!!
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thats a great cupholder to have too
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Thanks all I didn't want to try and sell a truck with a broken lid...lol I wouldn't be above a bungee cord on my truck but it doesn't look good...lol
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I just recently purchased a ford Ranger and had an issue with the arm rest breaking completely off the hinges.... The top was totally broken and removable with minimal effort. I eventually got tired of not having an arm rest. Personally I find it very uncomfortable to drive WITHOUT an armrest.

So I bought two Arm rests that are able to be bolted on, I epoxied the plate and bolted it through the plastic body, (epoxy adds strength instead of relying on the bolts alone).

I bought the black one :), very comfortable and the fabric is pretty durable.
http://www.12volt-travel.com/cab-acc...-c-18_171.html
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