Possibly a good substitute of leather arm rests??

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Post by thttxboy » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:39 am

That leather cover is weak sauce John, just get the real thing lol. Let me know when u plan on putting this on I want to see, then maybe ill get one myself.

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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:39 am

Sounds good. Seems like it shouldn't be that hard then... Do you spray glue it in place AND staple it then? From poking my finger through mine, it feels like there may be something sticky in it, and I sure as hell hope the builders weren't doing something bad to my poor car while building it!
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:56 am

I plan to...

Spray glue the padding to the OE cover, making sure that it extends down the sides but not roll under the lip

Lightly glue the cover to the foam. This will be after I have test fitted the cover may times to make sure placement is correct.

Once the cover is in place, the leather will need to be held well under the lid, so a strong glue (ie Gorilla) will be used.

Just come by the house Juan. I'll be messing with it tonight :thumbup:
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:57 am

No staples?
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:58 am

Nah. While staples work well for the vinyl, I perfer glue on leather.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:00 am

Interesting. I have a couple weeks before I can do anything about mine, so I'll wait to see how yours ends up and holds up on usage like that before I do anything, haha.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:02 am

You may want to wait longer than that since I drive the car so little. But the leather is quality, so you should be fine :thumbup:
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:07 am

I'm more worried about how everything stays in place than anything, haha.

You should drive it exclusively for the next few weeks once it's all put together.


Oh, and damn you... now I want to go tear my armrest apart and see exactly what you're talking about, but I don't wnat to leave it without a cover on it forever.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:17 am

It's simple to take it apart. Remove two screws that hold the lid to the hinge, and four screws hold the under side to the lid. Then you can see all. Or wait till tonight to see my pics :lol:

If you want to do it yourself, make sure you use a #1 phillips screwdriver. The #2 is too big.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:19 am

I'm used to big #2's...

I wonder how difficult it'd be to buy some leather at the local fabric store and rewrap mine until I have the cash to buy one of these.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:23 am

It could be done. Having the cover made like this makes it easier to cover the lid without having to heat and stretch the leather to fit without lumps. Plus, with this cover you keep the OE look.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:24 am

OE doesn't matter to me, I just don't want gouges in mine anymore, lol.

What was the total cost with shipping again?
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:30 am

I got more than the armrest cover, so mine was more...$66.00 for this and the Maxima kit.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:32 am

So roughly what? 30ish for the armrest shipped would you figure? (guesstimation, obviously)
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:34 am

That sounds about right.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:35 am

Not bad at all...
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:36 am

For the quality and the fact that it ships from the UK, I think it's a very good price :D
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:07 pm

I really want to do this for the SXT....and get rid of the tan leather it has now. Hmmm.....*ponders*

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Post by Tam » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:17 pm

So when are the install pics coming? And where has Isa'kee been?

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Post by Danteneon » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:16 am

I will be doing my install in a couple weeks :( I need to buy the correct foam before I do this and I'm not going to rush it.

But here are the pics I talked about earlier...

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Post by TheRandom1 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:29 am

Thanks, John!
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Post by C1DoG » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:51 pm

Bought a black arm rest today. Plan is to have a Mopar M embroidered in dark blue into it before I install it.
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Post by DODGETHIS » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:03 pm

so i presume you still havent received it yet

i would realy like to see what it looks like installed
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:04 pm

DODGETHIS wrote:so i presume you still havent received it yet

i would realy like to see what it looks like installed
Same here.
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Post by C1DoG » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:24 pm

Still waiting for my armrest.
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Post by C1DoG » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:46 pm

Got my armrest today. I will post pics after I get a Mopar M embroidered into it.
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Post by NeonDerek » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:45 am

can you get one of these and put them on a regular arm rest.. one that didnt come factory with leather??

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Post by TheRandom1 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:46 am

NeonDerek wrote:can you get one of these and put them on a regular arm rest.. one that didnt come factory with leather??
That's exactly what they're talking about doing...

anybody have installed pics yet?
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Post by C1DoG » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:55 am

Not yet... I don't even have my car at the moment.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:56 am

So? Go take the armrest off and work on it, dammit! :lol:
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