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Anyone done an install in a 2006-2010 Ford Explorer?

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methusaleh

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I am considering selling my 2004 Explorer (w/column shifter) and getting a new one, however they are only made with a floor shift. Has anyone done an install on a current Explorer (2006-present)? Budget does not matter, I just want to get it done as professionally as possible using the best options I have.

I am thinking of having the center console customized for mounting my transceivers, and putting my scanner in an overhead console. Then again I have only looked at one of the new Explorers in person and have not started the creative wheels in my head turning yet.

Vehicle would basically be my foul-weather "beater" and would not carry passengers regularly, so looks are not important.
 

MississippiPI

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07 Explorer

I have 2007 Ford Explorer with console in floor, I purchased the radio with all the dimensions and all anbd ordered console--Havis Shield, which was shipped directly to the radio shop that installed it--they did a great job and I love it and the console.




Be safe
 

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AFAIK, you can't get a current gen Explorer with a column-mounted shifter, and this includes fleet/govt orders.

I know that at least one company makes consoles for the Explorer that replace everything but the shifter (they should have done that for the TrailBlazer, it's probably Havis-Shields, but don't quote me on that, but I can tell you that there is one. I recall seeing pics here of one of those here in the RR forums.

Here's one from flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/k6bsr/4471245639/
 

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That's my picture and I must say the Government knows how to spend our money. It's quite a nice install in a Custom's Vehicle here in the port town of Astoria Oregon.
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