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Old 02-06-2018, 12:16 PM   #1
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I have a 1995 king cab 4x4 and don't love the center console. It's too short to lean on and drive and doesn't hold a bunch or have cupholders. I would much rather have the bench seat. I've read that all the bolt holes line up for the bench seat but I don't know what to do about the handbrake. Will the bench seat get in the way. Also could I convert the handbrake to the type that goes under the dash?
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:57 PM   #2
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Hand brake probably won't work on the bench seat.

You'll probably want to convert to the pull brake that goes under the steering column on the ignition side.

Here are a couple of reference pics from my online storage cloud.



Not my truck:



You know, I don't have many pictures of the interior.

Huh.

You can see it in the first 18 seconds of this video.

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Old 02-06-2018, 06:30 PM   #3
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Might have to source the parts to convert to under the dash. All the ports are their to do so.
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I would look at the FSM (factory service manual) to see what difference are between the 2 e-brake systems. IIRC, you will need to get everything from the backing plates forward. but I may be thinking the difference between the disc and drum systems. Instead of getting rid of the buckets why not get a separate center console. mine is from a 95 Taurus.

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Old 02-20-2018, 08:52 PM   #5
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I really like the idea of the bench seat. I am not dead set on it though. does anyone know where I would start to convert the parking brake?
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:09 PM   #6
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Thinking it's probably just a cable swap - assuming 95 and my 96 are identical you SHOULD have rear drums. There is likely a plate that bolts on to cover up the hand brake (never knew they existed!) - you just need a donor vehicle in the wrecking yard or see David29 ?

I'll post a pic of my 96 bench, ironically it looks the same as that grey set of buckets above....
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Just get a console from a 96-97 HB. They're taller and have cup holders.
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I have a 1995 king cab 4x4 and don't love the center console. It's too short to lean on and drive and doesn't hold a bunch or have cupholders. I would much rather have the bench seat. I've read that all the bolt holes line up for the bench seat but I don't know what to do about the handbrake. Will the bench seat get in the way. Also could I convert the handbrake to the type that goes under the dash?
Wanna trade? I donít like reaching under the dash to apply the e-brake. Iíll send you all the parts you need and you send me your floor e-break stuff. Pm me
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