2003 Ford Ranger FX4 Install (Lots of pics)
Here is my 2003 Ford Ranger Install.
And here are some shots of the Explorer console I installed:
This console was perfect for the install because I could fit the entire computer into the console and also run the wires hidden up the center of it. I could not do this with the console that came factory installed. The next picture is an outline of the cuts I had to make in the console. I had to cut through three separate areas to do this. The metal frame for the console. the plastic framing around that, and the actual console part where you can store stuff.
Here is the metal framing with the computer being test fit.
The frame is all rusty because the junk yard must have had it out in the rain.
Here are a couple shots of the plexi case I made. The hard drive / PSU / IDE cables weren't installed yet.
I installed my laptop DVD/CDRW drive under the console and it points towards the back of the truck. I didn't get a shot of it. It's simply flush on the floor and there was a little space to squeeze it in. The IDE and power cables were run external and that's why there is that slot cut out of the case.
Here is the case installed into the console:
I still have room in the console to put stuff if need be. That was one of my objectives.