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Custom center console build

Backstory: I've had my sub box that I built to fit my old Dakota sitting in the back seat (in folded down position) for about a year now. I really want to be able to use the back seats for my dogs, but I still want bass. I also need more cup holders (who doesn't in these trucks). I want to be able to still fold the back seat down when need be for tools. This rules out a under seat box (which is harder on a 99 anyways) and also rules out a box between the jump seat and back seat.


Just starting thins thread to document my custom center console I will be making. Plans are to remover the jump seat and create a floor console that will utilize the console lid of the jump seat, and mounting brackets. I will have a single 10" sub, and amp. Going to also incorporate my brake controller, cb, move my switches from the dash to the console, and have a few cigarette lighter outlets. Room providing, I will also have an inverter. During this process I will also be adding my pillar gauges (the typical three)

I will also add some switches for heated seats, which I'll also show here. I did something similar for a buddy's car, so I know what I will do already for the seats.


Trying to Keep it under $200 bucks, so we'll see what I come up with.

Probably going to felt or paint it, as I don't have to money to upholster it.

Nothing to show as of right now, still collecting the pieces.

Here's what I am starting with, and a shot of all the goodies that were under the seat.









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Future mods: on board air, inverter with outlets in bed

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Check this out, this is one of our local shops in Sarasota.. I just found it last night so this is something I will be doing for my ride.
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Check this out, this is one of our local shops in Sarasota.. I just found it last night so this is something I will be doing for my ride.
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See that is the opposite of what I want to accomplish. I don't want the sub or amp to be visible, and I want to utilize the space between where the jump seat and dash are. My truck is a work truck first and foremost, and so utilitarianism is important. That said, I do want it to look nice too...



E99 SC LB 4x4 auto 7.3
Glow Shift gauges, pillar pod,column pod, Hutch, harpoon, 05 headlights,HPx, FRx, Napa Air Filter, 4" turbo back MBRP straight pipe,CCV, 1 ton crane on bumper, Reading flip top utility body, jersey bars, Modified/ strengthened Vangaurd Ladder rack, telescopic work lights, reverse facing flood lights, quad fogs

Future mods: on board air, inverter with outlets in bed
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What happened?

02 7.3, Autometers, TW,4"TB duals, Diy intake..


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I know this might be of topic because you want subs in your console but here is what I did in my 1999 f250 superduty for a center console.Its from a ford expedition.
http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC05311.jpg
http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC05304.jpg
http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC05309.jpg
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So i know im beating a dead horse.. but umm what happened?

02 7.3, Autometers, TW,4"TB duals, Diy intake..


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I know this might be of topic because you want subs in your console but here is what I did in my 1999 f250 superduty for a center console.Its from a ford expedition.
http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC05311.jpg
http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC05304.jpg
http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC05309.jpg
That looks really good actually.

Which year did you grab that from? I've seen excursions but with the typical 99-03 Center Console.

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That's a skinny lid one so prob a 97-99 I believe. The 99-02 had a fat top console lid which made a better arm rest an more space inside the console. Idid the same thing in my 97 f150 I had before this truck. In the 150s all you had to do was get the bracket for the console and tap two holes that were there from the factory. I would like to do it in mine now but I don't want to lose my driver side glove box/compartment. Looks like in the pics that his wont open


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