Got the car recently and found the ascending nature of the already high load floor annoying so I decided to remove the third row of seats. While at it I lined the spare wheel area with additional sound deadening and installed a custom cargo floor made out of 3mm thick stainless steel. This gained me an additional 8 cubic feet of cargo area while staying at the same weight.
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Can you take a measurement from the bottom of the floor to the level of those cup holders(top of the plastic).. I think it"s about 12" but you"ve got a way better platform to measure
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When you look at my first picture you can see there is a height difference between the middle part and the stronger side structures with the holes for mounting the third seat row. The height difference between those two levels is slightly more than an inch. My floor rests at the higher section because it is secured using those holes and the factory bolts. From the top of the cupholder there is a distance of 9 inches to my floor. At the back of the trunk that distance decreases to 6 inches because the plastic parts come down in height. The floor is level. So the total height between the top of the plastic cup holder to the lower middle section with those black rubber plugs is between 10 and 10,5 inches. I hope this helps.
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I wonder if all the cupholders and related plastics are removable. I sure they are to some extent.*edit* I should have looked at the pictures again... Thanks!!
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For the casual observer, note that the 3rd row seat assembly contributes to overall stiffness and some rear/side crash performance. Police Explorers have a brace installed to bring it back into spec after deleting the third row seats. I get that this is a custom build and the plate added in this case surely adds some of that back, just raising the flag in case anyone is worried about maintaining the engineered durability and safety of their own vehicle. Previous model brace: https://www.getoemparts.com/oem-parts/ford-cross-member-db5z7810780aArticle: https://www.freep.com/story/money/c...0-explorer-interceptor-police-car/2782304002/
For the casual observer, note that the 3rd row seat assembly contributes to overall stiffness and some rear/side crash performance. Police Explorers have a brace installed to bring it back into spec after deleting the third row seats. I get that this is a custom build and the plate added in this case surely adds some of that back, just raising the flag in case anyone is worried about maintaining the engineered durability and safety of their own vehicle.Previous model brace: https://www.getoemparts.com/oem-parts/ford-cross-member-db5z7810780aArticle: https://www.freep.com/story/money/c...0-explorer-interceptor-police-car/2782304002/
I have been thinking of removing my 3rd row seat, so this is good to know.It looks like the part for our vehicles is L1MZ-7810780-A


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