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ACZL

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How many here remember Ford offering Captain's chairs w/ dual armrests for their Econoline vans and pick ups? We had a '88 F250 Supercab w/ them and we thought they were great and at least for us, positioned our hands in a very comfy way. So on way home from work, I got to thinking of this as now we have the front bucket seats w/ center console on our 350 and find that it really needs some extra something to go on top of the door armrests and center console to place elbows on and again position hands on steering wheel w/o spreading arms/elbows out widely. Hope I explained this right. This all being said, anyone know of any aftermarket items that would work to achieve the same effect as the "old" twin armrests? Boy am I dating myself!!!


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How about something like This

Or something like This one

There seems to be a few styles.


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ACZL wrote:

How many here remember Ford offering Captain's chairs w/ dual armrests for their Econoline vans and pick ups? Boy am I dating myself!!!


Nope...looks like no one on this forum, is old enough to remember, or possibly so old, can't remember yesterday??

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MFL wrote:

ACZL wrote:

How many here remember Ford offering Captain's chairs w/ dual armrests for their Econoline vans and pick ups? Boy am I dating myself!!!


Nope...looks like no one on this forum, is old enough to remember, or possibly so old, can't remember yesterday??

Jerry


Thanks Jerry, your all heart. LOL [emoticon]

I like the 2 links above and will show the DW .

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I know people do things every day that aren’t supposed to be done with their vehicles (get more than groceries with a Suburban with a 3.08 axle, put 265 or even 285 tires on wheels designed for a max of 245, etc).

However, I would think about all of the safety features your vehicle has and think for just a moment if you want to add these aftermarket items. With all of the airbags (your vehicle may not have them, but some do have them between the front seats) occupant sensors, intrusion sensors, etc) adding something like this could affect the performance of your safety features or event prevent them from doing the proper job.

I only bring this up because I still too often see people riding with their feet up on the passenger side of the instrument panel. They are either oblivious to what a deploying airbag will do to their feet/legs or they don’t mind taking that risk if they were to be in an accident.

And yes, I remember the day when there was an armrest on each side of the seat. Then on some vehicles they went to only on one side and have now gotten rid of both sides. Cost was probably the main driving factor, but I am sure the addition of airbags integrated into the seats drove the removal as you can’t have an armrest moving because of the deploying airbag.


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I remember that.

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I was two and a half in 1888.


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Lwiddis wrote:

I was two and a half in 1888.


WOW you are OLD LOL





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I have a 1995 Ford XL that has them.


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