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Ford Police Interceptor Question

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BlueMoon2

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I have a question about Ford Police Interceptor middle consoles. I never have understood how it is that the installers get a middle console between the two front seats. I would think that they would have to completely tear out at least one of the seats and replace it with a new one just to get the center console (to put all the radios, lights, sirens, etc) in there. But I don't know how they do it and I'm curious. I am not considering working on a Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor I am just curious.
 

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I have a question about Ford Police Interceptor middle consoles. I never have understood how it is that the installers get a middle console between the two front seats. I would think that they would have to completely tear out at least one of the seats and replace it with a new one just to get the center console (to put all the radios, lights, sirens, etc) in there. But I don't know how they do it and I'm curious. I am not considering working on a Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor I am just curious.
Installing a center console in a crown vic isn't all that difficult. Most of them install utilizing the factory seat bolts. They typically have a base bracket that straddles the transmission hump, and bolt underneath the seat bolts. Usually you can remove the 2 inner front and rear seat bolts and push on them to slide the brackets underneath. The console is the easy part, its all the other associated wiring and electronics that is the time consuming part. Plus, the crown vic is a breeze to work on, the newer interceptors are even more of a "pain". :)
 

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The Crown Vic and Taurus interceptors have Bucket seats, not split bench. There is a approx. 12" space in between the two front seats. The new "Taurus: interceptors have a steel floor mount that the installers remove and install the console.
 
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I have seen our radio installers work on out new squads. We have new Ford Interceptor’s and SUV’s. The installers take out both front seats and the back seat pops out also. Then they install the prisoner cage, radio console, computer, and other stuff. This gives them plenty of room to do all the work.
 

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I have a '13 Taurus ( not police interceptor) that I have upfitted with all my equipment (see my avatar pic... lol) I professionally install as a side gig and can confidently say... working on this car really has been pretty easy. I customized the factory console to accomodate my light/siren controller and soon hopefully will be putting in a mobile.
 

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There are many interesting You Tube videos on police car upfitting. Seat removel tends to be a standard practice.
 
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