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Crappy arm rests

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by reid, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Aug 31, 2007 at 11:11 AM
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    reid

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    I have had my 2007 tacoma for 3 months and the crappy arm rests were already looking crappy. So last night while looking at the autodown window circuit I took the doors apart and recovered the arm rests with leather.

    I took pictures, does anyone want a DIY write-up on this. If you respond I will post one.
     
  2. Aug 31, 2007 at 11:34 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    I would love to see a DIY and pics on this one! I am always looking for interior mods that make my truck nicer (or easier to keep clean)! :D
     
  3. Aug 31, 2007 at 12:13 PM
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    I would like to take a look at that as well!!!
     
  4. Aug 31, 2007 at 12:54 PM
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    What looks crappy about them? Did you get them dirty? My truck is 2.5 years old and the arm rests still look great.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2007 at 1:01 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yeah, but this is coming from a guy who cleans his truck every day of the week, twice on sunday:D.


    mine are actually a little dirty also(mostly from the work i do.....u know a little grease and dirt etc. still on my arms even after i wash the hell outta them:eek:). i usually clean them with a little carpet cleaner, or some gunk window cleaner,and i also have a few coats of scotchgardon them,then they are good as new. i think leather or something else other than the cloth armrests would be cool.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2007 at 1:24 PM
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    Cool, thats enough interest for me. I will post the pics and step by step instructions later tonight. Probably very late, so check back tomorrow.

    Thanks for the responce
     
  7. Aug 31, 2007 at 1:56 PM
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    I just got my 2008 Tacoma and I thought that might be a problem. So the other day I scotch guarded the heck out of them. Hope they stay nice.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2007 at 2:44 PM
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    scotchgard works great, just when they start getting dirty, get a product called from gunk in an aerosol can that is used for cleaning windows......it works really well on fabric!!!
     
  9. Aug 31, 2007 at 2:48 PM
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    Ya its not really the wear and tear, its the dirt. Like someone said earlier if you work with your hands and get in the truck, that little bit on your arm will really get stuck on the arm rest.

    After I installed the lift on my truck I was way to excited to wash up so I got in and the grease and oil ruined my armrest. Oh well the lift was great.
     
  10. Aug 31, 2007 at 3:27 PM
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    I work in a steel mill. I know about dirt and grease. ;)
     
  11. Aug 31, 2007 at 7:49 PM
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    I climb telephone poles all day. I get FILTHY. But, I wash like a surgeon when I get back to the yard, and well before I get into my truck to go home. So far my trucks interior has stayed pretty much spotless.

    Ted
     
  12. Sep 1, 2007 at 1:19 AM
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    The DIY post is up, let me know if you guys have any questions.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2007 at 4:34 AM
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    A WI farm, Sonora, Sedona, Lake Havesue and Canyon
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    A Roo Bar comes to mind. I also protected the tail lamps. It is a farm and you back over stuff; Willows mostly. All of the factory options are on it. The dealership owner bought it for himself.He put a topper on it and pricey tyres. The Power Wagon does the heavy lifting.
    If you kept your hands on the wheel; it would not matter much.
    Inattentive driving is a bad thing.
     
  14. Sep 2, 2007 at 4:41 AM
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    A WI farm, Sonora, Sedona, Lake Havesue and Canyon
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    A Roo Bar comes to mind. I also protected the tail lamps. It is a farm and you back over stuff; Willows mostly. All of the factory options are on it. The dealership owner bought it for himself.He put a topper on it and pricey tyres. The Power Wagon does the heavy lifting.

    No kidding. I climbed a 120' pole. Had to buy it from Alberta. We broke the 115' pulling wire.
    I do not recall getting that dirty.
    But then I was there to inspect.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2007 at 6:51 AM
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    120', sheesh...you da' man. Hooks? Highest we go is around 30'.
    Im up there doing pole transfers, bridge tap, splicing in new cables, construction, inspection, testing. etc. -- opening up everything; that stuff gets filthy -- bird crap, exhaust, dirt. I wont even start on manholes:eek::eek:.

    Ted
     
  16. Sep 2, 2007 at 7:42 AM
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    A WI farm, Sonora, Sedona, Lake Havesue and Canyon
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    A Roo Bar comes to mind. I also protected the tail lamps. It is a farm and you back over stuff; Willows mostly. All of the factory options are on it. The dealership owner bought it for himself.He put a topper on it and pricey tyres. The Power Wagon does the heavy lifting.
    I was a forman on the 1984 Stanley to Sunbeam high line in the Sawtooths after I ret, from the Army. Before I became Marshal.
    You should have seen it. We set poles with a souped up Bell Jet Ranger.
    Some dragged the ground even in the morn.
    Nothing like that had been done before or since.
    There was plenty of room for leadedship as no one knew what they were doing.
    Well heck, I think that I can do this.
    We had poles so big that you had to free climb 30 ft. to attatch your strap.
    3 ft.+ 10% meant a lot of blasting. Guess who?
    I still have the contract and specs.
    365 poles.
    Never spoke of it before.
    Who would understand? And I know 30' linemen.
    I would not blame you for not believing me. But Boise TV shot a tape which I have a copy of. By golly we brought it in on time,
     
  17. Sep 2, 2007 at 8:03 AM
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    Oh, i believe you. 120' poles aren't that uncommon in the boondocks. You guys freeclimb with your strap attached?? Your suicidal.

    Ted
     
  18. Sep 2, 2007 at 8:09 AM
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    A WI farm, Sonora, Sedona, Lake Havesue and Canyon
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    A Roo Bar comes to mind. I also protected the tail lamps. It is a farm and you back over stuff; Willows mostly. All of the factory options are on it. The dealership owner bought it for himself.He put a topper on it and pricey tyres. The Power Wagon does the heavy lifting.
    No we could just reach the end in our hand. It was several feet from the belt. Ir was too big to hang the belt and grab.
    I should say I. I know not what others did, Pole climbing was not my job. In fact the Super forbade it. I am too valuable and have no experiance. OJT counts. I just strapped on a set of hooks and did it. But you know how it is.
    How can I order men to do what I have not done myself?
     
  19. Sep 2, 2007 at 8:36 AM
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    A WI farm, Sonora, Sedona, Lake Havesue and Canyon
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    A Roo Bar comes to mind. I also protected the tail lamps. It is a farm and you back over stuff; Willows mostly. All of the factory options are on it. The dealership owner bought it for himself.He put a topper on it and pricey tyres. The Power Wagon does the heavy lifting.
    When this thing started, no one knew how to build this power line.
    We had the specs from the power line enginers.
    Some of which was impossible.
    You can`t put a pole in thin air.
    Go over Galena Summet from Ketchem to Stanley to Salmon.
    I would bet that the line is still there.
    You will wonder how three pole structures can span those distances.
    For all I know it all fell down.
    But it passed when I left. I passed it.
    Speaking of dirty; these are new poles. Just pressurised with cerasote.
    However I kept it at a distance with those Bashlin gaffs and gloves, Grabing one was not good.
    What is fun is when someone sticks a hook into a knothole and it comes out. That is a fast trip. Remember, none of these poles had ever been climbed bedore, So we had casualities.
    We used to ride the guy to the ground. I suppose that is no longer allowed.
    Thanks. I have not thought about that in years.
     
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