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CharlieG

986 Boxster DIY padded leather armrest

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986 Boxster DIY padded leather armrest


This is a project I intended to do a few years back with my old Boxster, when the armrests started peeling, but I never got around to it. Lately, a couple of posts on PPBB got me thinking, and this time, doing. A few hours later and I am absolutely thrilled with this hack! I've taken those hard plastic covers which are pathetic as armrests, and turned them into something actually comfortable, 100% OEM-looking and matching the interior, and add a touch of class. I highly encourage you to try thi

 

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Very useful hack indeed.

Porsche listened to you, and now 987/997 have leather/vinyl arm rest with some cushion in it.

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Very useful hack indeed.

Porsche listened to you, and now 987/997 have leather/vinyl arm rest with some cushion in it.

Yes - unless you pay extra for the carbon / sore elbow upgrade.

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I know this is a "revived" older thread, but I did my door pocket covers today and am very happy with the results. Thanks for the ideas...keep them coming.

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I just finished the padded armrest and I want to thank you for the very useful mod. I got the black leather from Dangerous Threads http://myworld.ebay.com/bobkitchener/ on ebay for $9.00 for the two square feet and the foam from Michael's as you suggested for $0.85. I already had the contact cement so my $10 addition made the interior look like new.

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That looks like a really cool mod. My driver's side cover is wearing through and I was wondering whether to buy a new lid - this could be the answer (and improvement) that I was looking for.

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This is a great little idea , And I will be doing this in the near future as my plastic ones a super scratched up . Thank you so much for this idea and great write up.

Seth :notworthy:

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