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So iv been on d-series for about 3 years now I thought its about time I do a DIY but all the good ones have been taken LOL, this is what I can up with.
Tweed armrests

my old armrest



tools needed:
One yard of fabric of your chose [my black tweed]
Electric Sander
Phillip and straight screw driver
Razor blades
Scissors
3M spray glus
35) 10 x ½ phillip screws
35) ¼ washers

I removed both panels there are 16 black rivets you can use a utility knife or a sander [i used a sander] to remove top of the rivets.




There is also a black plastic box with 3 screws that will have to be removed.
Once all the rivets are cut or sanded, GENTLY pry armrest from panel.



Now the armrest is off just start pulling off the old fabric ,there will be a LOT of fuzz stuff left, I used a razor blade and the edge of a flat screw driver to clean them up . this will takes some time , then I used 120 grit sandpaper over the hole armrest to make sure I would have good bonding .



Next I laid the old fabric on top of the new and made it 2’’ bigger all around.
Using 3M spray glue bought at H/D I covered the entire armrest MAKE SURE YOU COVER EVERY PART OF THE ARMREST WITH GLUE and I light spray over the new fabric
But be careful not to create puddles of glue.
Now lay armrest on the fabric I worked from the middle out, take your time on the pointy ends and work it smooth I cut some relief spots in the new fabric which helped out.

I let them sit for a time [had a beer] then cut the handle / power window slot I left it ¼ big all around and added a little glue BUT NOT TO MUCH



Had to buy screws and washer went to H/D and bought pan head 10 x 1/2 screws and ¼ flat washers 35 of each.
I thought about getting some JB-WELD to fill in the holes also but the screws/ washers worked fine.
Now start screwing it back together but TAKE YOUR TIME do not over tighten this could cause the screws to break thought the other side
I placed my fingers on the other side just in case.



Do this on all 16 screws replace the black box and WOW!!! they looks great!!!!


 

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Nice :TU:
 

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WOW !!! that looks as great as my RED tweed arm rests ...i did them the same way about 3 years ago, But i was to lazy to do a write up




:TU::TU:
thanks i was going to do the hole red thing armrest , carpet ... but went with black instead new black carpet coming this week:TU:

UPDATE since i did this i change them ones again... for the last time .



 

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NICE....im doing this when the temp. gets warmer up here and i was about to start looking for a DIY on doing this. where did you get your fabric for you armrest?
 

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looks great :TU: :TU:
 

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NICE....im doing this when the temp. gets warmer up here and i was about to start looking for a DIY on doing this. where did you get your fabric for you armrest?


Go to your local fabric store you may have to order it. Make sure you get tightly woven tweed something you can't see thought.

1 yard is more then enough and if you have a Center Console you will have enough left do it :).
 

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Nice write up i wanted to do this for a while but after the write up i think i'm going to get my ass in gear and do it. Came out really nice.
its pretty simple .......... get off your ass LOL
 

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wow that looks good...rep for you
 

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i went to the local fabric store and i picked up some red fabri wasnt tweed but you can see through it. once i get it done i will post a pic up
 

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i wonder if this would do wonders with a crx. hmmmmmmmmmm



looks great
 
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