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Wish List: back-of-bucket-seat-organizer....

Discussion in 'Interior Modifications' started by Not THAT kind of 'escort', Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Not THAT kind of 'escort'

    Not THAT kind of 'escort' FEOA Donator

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    Wish List for my new 95 LX manual wagon:

    1)back-of-bucket-seat-organizer(95 Lx wagon seats got no map pockets even, I want full all back of seat storage)

    2)armrests (did other trim levels have them???)

    3) another of my patented "passenger side laptop desk piece of plywood" (I made one for my Tracer and it worked great, sitting from ashtray hole to passenger door handle) Much better than the 'sits on seat' ones I"ve seen for sale, and seat is still free for other junk. I'll post pics when I find my camera.

    4)better way to tailgate. Escort has depressed cargo floor in back, Tracer was flat for easy seating.

    5)Full length lie down and sleep provision. Passenger seat all way up front and a length of thick plywood? I like the outdoors and at 35mpg the Escort Wagon is the way to go, but I also prefer to sleep behind locked steel doors and off the ground.

    6)at least a CD player. Got factory radio, which I don't like due to digital volume control (want knob)


    In the 'sort of' exterior dept, a tow hitch, mostly for mounting cargo tray, for dirty or large and bulky items I'd rather not have in slip stream on roof during frequent long fast hwy commutes.
  2. denisond3

    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    I would like to see anyone's method for getting a flat place to sleep in an escort, even a wagon. I havent figured one out yet.
  3. LariRudi

    LariRudi FEOA Donator

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    Yes, of course a new, modern CD player with a knob.... I have 1993 and 1994 1.9 LX's. The 1994 must be like yours. Press a button for on/off, press a button for more volume, press ANOTHER button for lower volume; what a pain. My 1993 has the old fashioned "knob".... just can't beat the ol' KNOB routine. turn it for off/on, twist it for more or less volume. And you can "find" it w/o looking. But then, for the CD, you've gotta go modern. Notice how the radio designers figured out that the KNOB beats all those "newer" concepts?

    Oh, my first 1993 was a gem. I didn't realize until I went to replace it after totaling it. It DID have the factory center arm rest with a little compartment under it, too.

    Everything I see now, and my present "new" 1993 and 1994 do NOT have that arm rest. Must have been part of an "option" package when they were new.

    Good luck,

    LarryR

    Good luck.
  4. billzie

    billzie FEOA Member

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    First off, most cars that have them only have front passenger seat-back pocket. The tracer LTS seats have this pocket as well as the mx3 seats and they are bolt-in swaps.

    There were NO factory installed center armrests of any sort for the 2nd gens, period. There were some half arsed aftermarket units available back then that maybe some dealers installed, but IMO these were not nice at all. The only decent option that is a (mostly) direct swap is the mx3 armrest swap.

    Sounds cool. Do you still have the old one? It should swap right in. I used to work out of my car and would've liked to have something like that.

    No idea what you mean. All models have a carpet covered fiberboard panel that covers the spare tire well. IME, the tailgate was never a comfortable place to sit. More power to you if it works for you.

    Good luck! I guess if you're 5 ft tall you'd have a shot. I always just reclined the drivers seat as far back as possible, not the best but do-able in my younger years.

    A bizillion options and the dash cutout is DIN sized so no trimming but depth may be an issue. You can also look for other FoMoCo factory head units with CD player and those generally swap right in.


    There are a couple of options for hitch, they are all only rated for 1000 lb but listed as class 1, you may even get lucky and find one on a JY car. They will only come as 1 1/4" receiver or flat bar so this also limits what store bought accessories are available to mount.

    HTH, Bill.
  5. LariRudi

    LariRudi FEOA Donator

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  6. LariRudi

    LariRudi FEOA Donator

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    billzie, you wrote:

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    There were NO factory installed center armrests of any sort for the 2nd gens, period. There were some half arsed aftermarket units available back then that maybe some dealers installed, but IMO these were not nice at all. The only decent option that is a (mostly) direct swap is the mx3 armrest swap.
    qqqqqqqqqq


    Hmmmm, my first Escort [after Tempos and Topazes] was a 1993 LX 1.9 SW with a 5spd.... Gold/Bronze exterior, with gold interior, and it DID IN FACT have a center arm rest. I bought it at 67K miles in Jan 2006 and totaled it in Feb 2011.

    I have no reason to believe that it was provided as an "aftermarket" item as it blended in, and in fact [wish I had photos] think it was INTEGRAL with that other "stuff" that we have there in the middle.... I just now crawled out of my SECOND 1993 and for the life of me can't remember what IS there [but I know that it too, does NOT have subject arm rest], but I know that when I got my SECOND Gen 2 1994 LX 1.9 SW 5spd I MISSED THAT ARM REST.

    I know that that armrest was hinged, and had a handy "indent/dish" below it for putting stuff in there and out of sight.

    Man, I wish I had photos.

    Respectfully,

    LarryR
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    billzie FEOA Member

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    Wow, looks like my reply was deleted by the all powerful OZ lol. Looks like we can't have a respectful differing view here, oh well.
    Proof is in the pudding, show us all pics of this armrest from any 2nd gen so equipped from the factory. Same claim has been made on these forums here and there over the years and never any proof. It never appears in any Ford MoCo literature or parts index.
    Bill.
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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1415545540.095592.jpg
    Here's a picture of my homemade back-of-passenger seat organizer. Bought a shoe organizer (designed for use on household doors), cut the bottom half off, and used small bungee cords to wrap it around the passenger seat. Holds everything I need in my car and keeps everything organized. I have since updated the bottom bungee to a black one (to match the interior colors), but this is the most updated photo I have on my phone.

    The bottom half that I cut off can also be used for another car as a more crude organizer. It does not have the nice built in holes like the top portion. May punch some holes in it to fit my beat up wagon (car for trash and hauling other stuff).
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  9. ar154all

    ar154all The Police never think its as funny as I did.

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    I like this, I really do... but I have a *suggestion/comment*... You put this in a wagon. It seems to me that a lot of that stuff isnt 'daily use' type stuff. I wonder if affixing that to the firm back of the rear seats would still give it quick access (by pulling the seats down from the inside) or from the rear hatch and keep the cabin a little more clear?

    Just a thought, I do like your application. (Does it come in black?)
  10. riffdex

    riffdex FEOA Member

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    Actually this is in my 97 Escort Sedan that I use as a daily driver to work. But I know what you mean about it not being daily use stuff. I guess I just like it because I like to have all my essentials ready at all times. It especially comes in handy for road trips.

    This mainly came into existence because I was living out of my car for a little while. (Long story lol)

    I may try something similar to what you suggested with my Escort Wagon. As long as affixing it to the back seat does not affect my ability to lay the seats down to make room for lumber/trash :)

    I haven't seen it in black but now that you say that it would look a lot better. Might have to keep my eyes out for one in that color.

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