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Old 08-04-2018, 04:17 PM   #1
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Econoline center console compatibility

Hi my center console for my 1993 Ford Sportsmobile is rather impractical. What other years consoles can I use? I'm really motivated by drink holders. Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:09 PM   #2
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I'm not sure on the dog house of 93's but I've used the console from 2014's on the doghouse of 99's. Show a picture of the back side of the console. If it's the three mount points, it may be the same as everything up through 2014. I always get a multi cup holder for all the vans I flip. Seems like the 2004 and older have the single cup holder center console and the 05 and up have the 2-5 cup holder console.
Junk yards in the denver area sell them to me for $25. Ebay wants $100+ for used center consoles.
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:33 PM   #3
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Hi my center console for my 1993 Ford Sportsmobile is rather impractical. What other years consoles can I use? I'm really motivated by drink holders. Thanks.
Pretty sure the doghouse change was 1996, so for you, anything earlier should work. But the 1997's and newer > 2014 are the more common ones.
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I'd like to thank all of you for destroying my hope of having 4 Big Gulps to myself on the next road trip :-)
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I'd like to thank all of you for destroying my hope of having 4 Big Gulps to myself on the next road trip :-)
Ha! Sorry but that's the way it is. I've had a few of these vans and can attest to the info above but there is hope. As stated above 92-96 are a totally different doghouse and console than 97 up. All 97 up will interchange, the best, by far, in my opinion being the 08 up ones. In my 95 van I slightly modified a Chevy console to mount on the older Ford doghouse and it worked out pretty good. The Chevy ones are usually much cheaper and easier to find as well. Not a perfect match but much more user friendly.

Unfortunately I can't find pics of it but I can assure you of this, with a little modification the Chevy one linked below works pretty well.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/03-16-Chevy...n+console.TRS0

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That's a beaut - thanks for the tip.
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Pretty sure the doghouse change was 1996, so for you, anything earlier should work. But the 1997's and newer > 2014 are the more common ones.
I'm thinking model year 1997 was the changing point as that was when the Modular Motors (4.6 & 5.4 V8, 6.8 V10) engines were introduced. Not sure the full dog house would interchange between the '96 & '97 but if they did the range of possibilities for factory-style snap in center consoles would open up quite considerably.

I also like the 2006-ish versions since the cup holders are larger, the portion closest to the floor is shorter making twisting around towards the rear area a bit easier with a factory fixed base seat. Here's an example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-FORD-V...LH_TitleDesc=0 Price is right but there are nearly new ones available if that's your preference.

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