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Arm rest fix

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by glg20, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Jun 13, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    glg20

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    Devcon Plastic Welder II two part epoxy and wooden paint stirring stick.

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    The Devcon applicator and epoxy is pricey, but so is the door panel!

    Holding strong for two weeks
     
  2. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    Nice work. I did a repair similar to that also. Holding tight for 1 month now!!!


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  3. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    toyota should do a TSB for this crap. its pissing me off. i fiber glassed it and it broke again
     
  4. Jun 14, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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    jeasus how fat are you guys?
     
  5. Jun 14, 2010 at 5:57 AM
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    Agent475

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    Muscle weighs more than fat... and it's a cheap part. Don't be a douche.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    EEtaco

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    I haven't had mine break yet, but that's only a matter of time before my elbow goes through it. Thanks for the fix!
     
  7. Jun 14, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    how do you break that?
     
  8. Jun 14, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    rmd0311

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    Wait., I don't get it from the pics... What is it that is breaking?
     
  9. Jun 14, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    JasoTaco

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    This must be common problem - I made the same repair in my Accord.
     
  10. Jun 15, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    Don't be rude. Oh, and if you are gonna be rude learn to spell, it's Jesus not Jeasus, it makes you look like a douche. As stated above.

    Anyways it's called bony elbows. I'm 6'2 and weigh 165. So I don't have much fat on me. And I see ALOT of people on here with the same door panel problem, and I doubt that they are all fat, so it's simply a design problem.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    It's the cloth part of the armrest on the door panel. Ya know, that part you rest your elbow on then it breaks:p.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    LBtaco

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    I learned with my last plastic truck(f150) not to lean my elbow on things.
    you get in, lean on the arm rest and hear a snap.. lovely;)
     
  13. Sep 15, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Jimbo

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    Mine cracked now on my 07'. Now every time I put a little pressure on it with my elbow and get off it will make a loud plastic popping noise that is irritating. I'm out of warranty now but they should replace these for free. Not like we put our entire body weight on it or intentionally abuse it. Oh well.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    jonny

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    mine cracked the week before i traded in the taco.
    it is a pretty common problem
    damn these bony elbows :laugh:
     
  15. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    BassMaster06

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    anybody know if this part is available to order online anywhere? mine's cracked too..
     
  16. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    Crom

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    I have noticed my arm rest flexes quite a bit and after seeing this thread I guess I should be more careful and I'm glad someone has trudged the road to a make shift solution. I will use the paint stick glue method in the OP's post when it's my time. And yes, Toyota should redesign the arm rest to be more durable.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    ha. lean on the center console like i do! :) and rest you hand on the gear shifter. and drive with you’r left hand.
     
  18. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Maybe if I used the arm rest it would crack and then it would irritate me enough to overcome the procrastination keeping me from taking it off and recovering it with some of that nice black perforated vinyl stuff that matches the dash and top of door and I wouldn't have that annoying gray bullshit cloth. Maybe I should just lean on it and crack it on purpose so it'll speed things up..............
     
  19. Jul 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    do it! hahaha. i may just just do it to all my doors. lol
     
  20. Jul 29, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    Jimbo

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    Well, cool!
    Now that its been cracked a while at least its worn in enough that I no longer get that annoying cracking sound everytime my elbow puts pressure on it.
    Now I need incentive to fix it anyway!
     
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