Possibly a good substitute of leather arm rests??

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Post by occasional demons » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:55 pm

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Post by Danteneon » Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:02 pm

Wow, way to dig into the weird files :lol:
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:53 pm

I'm in for the review as well, especially since my armrest is ripped to shreds...
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Post by z3roneo » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:39 pm

Well got mines in today... Said it was shipped by air mail but reeks of sea water..
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Suxs cuz I ordered a Blue Leather one, not Black Leather with Blue stitching.. I sent them message to see whats up so I won't play with it until I get word back from them..

As you can see its just the leather covering.. I'll pull off my vacuum formeres cover and see how well it fits over it and then the stock piece and post up some pics..
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:43 pm

Looks to be decent quality from the pics, even though they messed it up.
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Post by Danteneon » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:59 pm

I got mine today as well. Weird that you ordered yours on the 8th and I did mine a week later and they showed up at the same time. Must have been holding out for a bigger shippment (or that storm that Bill was talking about).

And mine just smells like cow :D Since it's just a cover, now would be a good time to pad the base up a bit before putting this bad boy on :thumbup:

The grain on the leather is more textured than the leather on, say, the SRT seats. It is a nice quality leather though.

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But I have a Dodge! Oh noes!!!

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Tried to get a decent shot of the stitching, but my phone's camera is teh sux :(

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Picked these up as well for the wife...

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Post by Tam » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:12 pm

Isa'kee, I actually wouldn't mind getting the one you got. It would match my black shift boot with blue stitching on it. So if you can't work out something with the seller, you can always resort to selling it to me. :thumbup:

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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:14 pm

Looks good... now install, John!!! NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!
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Post by Tam » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:16 pm

TheRandom1 wrote:Looks good... now install, John!!! NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!
+1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Post by Danteneon » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:39 pm

:rofl: I'll work on it as soon as I can :lol:
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:41 pm

By "as soon as I can" you mean you're going outside right meow, right?
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Post by Danteneon » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:55 pm

I wish :( Car is at home, I is at work, and I is busy as hell :runaway:
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:56 pm

*cough cough* I'm too sick to stay at work *cough cough* :lol:
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Post by Danteneon » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:03 pm

I wish I could do that. I am the sole employee in the parts department :(
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:29 pm

Extended lunchbreak that nobody knows about?
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Post by Danteneon » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:39 pm

Errr...what lunch break?

I work 7:30am till 6:00pm M-F, and 8:00am till 4:00pm every Saturday :(
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:52 pm

By law you get a lunch break then.
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Post by Danteneon » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:54 pm

You would think so, but since I'm a salary employee, and employed by an automotive dealership, the rules are different.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:21 pm

I'm also a salary employee, doesn't matter. I don't know why a dealer would be different either...
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:22 am

I don't want to totally hi-jack this thread with my woes, so I'll shoot you a PM.

As to the cover, this will take some work. I took my armrest apart last night, and found that the old cover is stapeled to the armrest. Since I want to make this as easy on me as possible, my plan is to leave the OE cover on there, get some thin medium density foam to put around it, and then cover the arm rest with the leather. It looks like they give you more than enough material to do this.

One note to folks with SRT seats...I have noticed that the factory armrest is really close to the seat bolsters when lifting the lid with just the OE cover. This mod I want to do will add some width to the cover, so we'll see how it goes.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:33 am

So this goes over the OEM armrest? That'd be a problem for people like me who want to replace their current (mine is shredded pretty well) armrest.

That sucks.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:48 am

The armrest itself is plastic with a vinyl cover over it. You can remove the vinyl cover and install this in it's place. My cover is in good shape, and I wan't some additional padding in there, so I'm going to try my method and see what happens :D
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:12 am

Ah OK. I thought you were saying that because the vinyl was stapled in place that you couldn't remove it.
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Post by LowNSlow » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:18 am

You could take the staples out doofus.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:22 am

They're actual staples? I've never taken apart an armrest, I don't know anything about it.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:24 am

:rofl: I may still remove the cover if it turns out to be too thick after all is said and done, but I am going to take the "easy" way out first :)

And yep, real staples. Well, not like paper staples...these are a bit thicker.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:26 am

Like something you'd use a regular staple gun for, or something special?
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:29 am

Yep, like staple gun type staples. They can't be regular lenth ones though since they don't poke through the plastic base.

And I edited my previous post to explain why I'm leaving the OE cover in place better :lol:
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by C1DoG » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:29 am

Can't wait to see it when you are done.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:30 am

I wish I brought it with me today so I could get some pics up. Worse to worse I'll have some up tonight.
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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