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DIY leather arm rests

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by reid, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Oct 31, 2007 at 1:35 PM
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    julesbchillin

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    well IM done with this part. It looks really clean. thanks again for the info.
    saved some money for sure.. here are some pics....[​IMG]
     
  2. Oct 31, 2007 at 1:38 PM
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    julesbchillin

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  3. Oct 31, 2007 at 3:18 PM
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    julesbchillin

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  4. Oct 31, 2007 at 9:46 PM
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    TuRDTACO

    TuRDTACO Carolina Alliance: Midwest Firearms Division

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    damn you really went all out haha, it looks good tho good job
     
  5. Nov 21, 2007 at 1:38 AM
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    blazin~amazin

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    where do you buy leather?
     
  6. Dec 18, 2007 at 4:51 AM
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    beondwacko

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    Those back seats look fantastic !!! Great Job ! Has anyone yet done this mod to the center console armrest? I hate the rubber feling it has.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2007 at 7:31 AM
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    reid

    reid [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not yet but I will have to soon. It gets just as dirty as the crappy original armrests.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2007 at 8:28 PM
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    StinkyTaco

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    real nice i'll be doing this also. thanks
     
  9. Jan 11, 2008 at 12:36 PM
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    surfsupl

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    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    I have a question kind of off the subject. With the door pannel taken off the door like that it looks like 1 solid unit. If I want to replace that cheap black plastic right below the window (it all scratched up) do I have to buy a whole new pannel or does it come off some how?
    Thanks!
     
  10. Feb 22, 2008 at 12:05 AM
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    ShoeDr

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    Love this mod Reid and great walkthru. Do you think the handles can be done too?
     
  11. Feb 22, 2008 at 9:08 AM
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    reid

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    The handles would be tough. Probably cant do it at home. To do it properly you would need a mould of the handles and a heated press.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    ShoeDr

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    This is what I was talking about just tp be sure we're on the same page. The handles don't come off somehow?
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Feb 22, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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    reid

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    Sorry, I though you meant the other handles. You COULD do those ones though. They must come off. If you have a sewing machine you could stitch something up, and slide it on. I will be doing more leather in a month or so. I havent had a chance lately because I am building another bike. But Im almost done, then I might do the handles and a new leather shifter boot.
     
  14. Feb 29, 2008 at 12:51 PM
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    philrrock

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    What a great Idea...I just got my new 08 last week and this is exactly what I am going to do this weekend. The leather will certainly hold up better against, mud, dust, and body oils. THANKS for sharing this

    Philrrock
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  15. Mar 9, 2008 at 8:40 AM
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    jpmorrisvb

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    Clazzio seat covers, KB Voodoo Powder Coated Tailgate Cap, OEM running boards, ImMrYo Rear-View Mirror Lift Bracket, 35% Tinted windows, EGR window vents, color matched door handles and tail gate lift, WeatherTech FloorLiners, OEM bed mat, sound dampening on rear wall and rear doors, on anytime foglight mod
    Yes sir! Search man, search.

    1) Regular cab Regular cab Right2) Clip Clip Back3) Corner cover Right4) Retainer Retainer Back5) Grip handle Right6) Cover Cover Right7) Regular cab Regular cab RightDescriptionYearMSRP PriceCore PriceYour PriceRegular cab Right - W/manual windows - W/manual windows05-07 $495.94 $351.83 [​IMG] [​IMG] Regular cab Left - W/manual windows - W/manual windows05-07 $495.94 $351.83 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. Mar 31, 2008 at 6:48 PM
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    ShoeDr

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    Hey guys! I got bored on Sunday and did this quick mod. I used a synthetic leather/vinyl from Joanne's fabric and a 3m spray adhesive #80 for rubber and vinyl.

    Taking the doors off was actually quite easy for never having done this before.

    I followed the walkthru on www.tacomaworld.com, but I took it one step further by doing the handles.

    The handles are a bit tricky and I'd be the first to admit I didn't do the best job. I will probably end up taking them off and redoing them.

    Overall I'm very happy with the look and no more dirty elbow fabric or handles!

    Before
    [​IMG]

    After
    [​IMG]
     
  17. May 11, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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    RememberMorrison

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    Very nice! Looks great. Why in the world didn't Toyota do this from factory???
     
  18. May 12, 2008 at 5:35 AM
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    dtacow

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    ^cuz they're cheap.
     
  19. Jun 15, 2008 at 12:31 PM
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    Johnny_knox69

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    Nice work with the leather in the doors guys......

    I did all 4 seats in Leather upgrade myself...... I have used these guys twice and love em...
    http://www.leatherseats.com/section.asp

    about 700.00 I posted pics before somewhere....


    I tried the door thing with the ones that came with the seats, the glue didn't hold to the cloth and I tore them off. This is a great idea.


    thanks
     
  20. Jun 28, 2008 at 11:37 PM
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    drumsarefunman

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    looks awesome... ever think about doing the seats in leather?
     
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