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Retrofitting 08 center console?

I got an 08 console out of a junkyard today for $60!

Retrofitting 08 center console?-imageuploadedbyautoguide1393273711.100955.jpg

I search around a little bit, but didn't find any detail how to on how to install these and 7.3. I know I have to take my armrest off my bucket seats, which I still got to figure out how to do that.

Any tips or tricks for getting the armrest off and getting this console installed?


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I know I have to take my armrest off my bucket seats, which I still got to figure out how to do that.

Any tips or tricks for getting the armrest off and getting this console installed?
$60?! I'm jealous!

Armrest: apparently for 05-07s you just take off the cover and there's a hex bolt behind it. So I'm assuming ours are the same.

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Armrest: apparently for 05-07s you just take off the cover and there's a hex bolt behind it. So I'm assuming ours are the same.

I know right. It was dirty as all get out, had to clean it up, but it sure did pay off! It looks like in better of trading somebody seats that doesn't have armrests. Because the metal nubs will be sticking out about 1-2 inches. It will work with the armrests in the up position, just can't scoot the seat forward which is no biggie since it's a crew cab.... For now.


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Yeah, I'd just keep em up until you can find someone to trade.

I would've be glad to trade if I had one of my old trucks and I was closer. I was looking for some a while back because I have a fiberglass center console sub box that was made for bucket seats but I had a jumpseat so the armrests were a little low.

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Yeah, I'd just keep em up until you can find someone to trade.

I would've be glad to trade if I had one of my old trucks and I was closer. I was looking for some a while back because I have a fiberglass center console sub box that was made for bucket seats but I had a jumpseat so the armrests were a little low.

Yeah I hear ya.

Well I got her in, looks sweet! Best $60 mod I've ever done lol!!

Retrofitting 08 center console?-imageuploadedbyautoguide1393294427.507683.jpg


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For anybody looking to do this, I mounted in the stock REAR holes for the console, the newer console front holes don't match up, so I took a drill and got under the truck and drilled from one of the existing holes up through the console and bolted up the front ones like that. I can't remember if it's the right name, but I think the existing nuts are helicoils- so I had to drill those out to run a smaller bolt through it because the original bolts weren't long enough.

I didn't use the bracket that the new consoles come with, it worked out great and the console is at the right level. Couldn't be happier.


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Would you send me the brackets at shipping cost?

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Would you send me the brackets at shipping cost?

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I never had the brackets to begin with, my bad I should've mentioned that


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Oh that's cool. Its all good. I didn't ever have them when I got my 08 console either....

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Ok I think I need some kind of spacer or bracket, I just noticed on the rear of the console at the corner edges it has split open at the seams and came unclipped- I think it's from the pressure from bolting it down to the floor. So I'll be unbolting it and adding a spacer of what ever width it needs to relieve the pressure.


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