Mechanics

I HAVE LOOKED LOCALLY AND ON THE INTERNET WITHOUT SUCCESS. I AM LOOKING TO INSTALL A LOCK ON MY CENTER CONSOL ARMREST. IT APPEARS THEY ONLY PUT THESE ON TRUCKS AND SUVS. ANY IDEAS?

2011 Ford Taurus

As I stated above, it's a center consol that has an armrest that is hinged towards the posterior.
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E Hirata
March 12, 2012.



YOU MIGHT GET MORE OF A PERSONALIZED CONSOLE, RIGHT HEIGHT, DRINK HOLDERS (FRT AND REAR), EVEN INCORPORATE STEREO EQUIP IN. IT'S ALL IN REALLY DOIN' SOME GOOD TESTING WITH BLOCKS OF WOOD, COKE CRATES, ETC. MINE IS PERFECT FOR SHIFTING WITHOUT TAKING MY ARM OFF OF THE CONSOLE.

THE PLACE TO GO IS A "AUTOMOTIVE TRIM SHOP"--WHERE THEY MIGHT MAKE HEADLINERS, MOTORCYCLE SEATS, RE-COVER CAR SEATS, CONSOLES AND MORE. JUST LIKE ON "PAWN STARS" AND "PICKERS" NEGOTIATE A DEAL, DON'T JUST "SETTLE"!

IN MY 1977 CJ 5, I INSTALLED A 20MM AMMO CAN, I MODIFIED THE LATCHES SO THAT I COULD LOCK IT (I CANNOT LOCK MY SOFT-TOP JEEP) I DO LIKE TO KNOW THAT MY STUFF WILL BE THERE, WHEN I COME BACK AFTER SHOPPING, ETC. I ALSO USE ONE OF THOSE LARGE, ROUND STORAGE FACILITY "HARD TO CUT" LOCKS ON IT.. ON THIS, I'M NO SEAMSTRESS, AND I WANTED IT "DECENT LOOKING" AND "COMFORTABLE", I SUPPLIED THE PRE-CUT ROUNDED CORNERED PLYWOOD BASE AND THE "DENSE FOAM" FILLER (COMFORT, NOT QUICKSAND, I TESTED SEVERAL FOAMS, BEFORE I COMMITTED), THE TRIM SHOP MADE THE "PERTTY" CONSOLE CUSHION FOR $10 AND I SCREWED IT ON FROM THE UNDERSIDE

WITH MY OTHER JEEP THERE WAS NOT MUCH STORAGE CAPACITY. (MY 1946 WILLYS JEEP). SO I BUILT MY OWN BACK SEAT WITH LOCKABLE STORAGE UNDER IT'S FULL REAR SEAT CUSHION (KEEPING IT LOOKING AS MILITARY AS POSSIBLE). THE COOL THING WITH IT IS, YOU SORTA DON'T EVEN REALIZE IT HAS STORAGE, IF YOU DON'T LOOK HARD, YOU DON'T SEE THE FILE CABINET LOCK I HAVE ON IT (PAINTED OLIVE DRAB, MAKES IT ALL SORTA BLEND IN).

HERE'S A FEW PICS OF THE '77 AND THE '46 (DON'T REALLY HAVE PICS OF WILLY STORAGE REAR SEAT, I CAN MAKE SOME IF YOU WANNA SEE THE LOCK MECHANISM)

YOUR TURN

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Mar 12, 2012.