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Old 06-13-2017, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default ebay 240 front center armest covers

Yay or nay? Anyone tried 'em, got pics? Searched and, well...

The ones I'm looking at are $35 shipped.
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:37 AM   #2
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looks....Lumpy
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looks....Lumpy
I think its been stuffed for posterity, might fill out with an actual armrest in there?

I guess I can bite the bullet and see what up. Might swing by a couple local boat upholstery shops first.
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Old 06-13-2017, 01:13 PM   #5
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I buy them from this guy in Staten Island who no longer sells on ebay.

http://www.aaaupholster.com/vo200se19.html
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I buy them from this guy in Staten Island who no longer sells on ebay.

http://www.aaaupholster.com/vo200se19.html
... and your thoughts? Photographic evidence?
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:12 PM   #7
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Alrighty then!!

Bought said covers from aaaupholster.com. Bought one 13" and 14" as I have gaggle of them, and the 14" definitely needs recovering.

They arrived quickly after shipment notification via paypal, they shipped about a week after purchase.





The stitching seems to be good, but there isn't a straight seam between the two of them. A couple runs are pinched creating dimples and waves. I

Here's the 13", this one didn't actually need a new cover, but it's the worst of the two.




And the 14"





Maybe they'll relax. Anyhow, probably worth the bacon if you get a straight one, but I wouldn't know. Thoughts?
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:16 PM   #8
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I'd contact him and ask him what's up with the crap workmanship.
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I'd contact him and ask him what's up with the crap workmanship.
I definitely will. Just exhausted after using photobucket from my phone to post those pics. I think I need a shower beer.

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Old 06-19-2017, 03:35 PM   #10
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Ouch! Sold the 240 I had my cover in but it was nice and tight. Looked better then OE.
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What they sent and the very first pic you posted are two different things.
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Also, upon closer inspection, having been stuffed in one of those white-ish plastic shipping bags, the vinyl on each shows buffing on the creases that made contact with the bag.

Might be able to get Meemaw to tear 'em up and resew the wonky bits.
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What they sent and the very first pic you posted are two different things.
The pic at the top is a random ebay vendor. These covers are from the auto upholstery site mentioned above.

http://www.aaaupholster.com/vo200se19.html

The site pics look 100x better than the ebay pic
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Emailed the guy, sent him the pics, he says he fitted them both to armrests before shipping. Funny, because I fitted the 13" to three other armrests, and they all look like crap.

Before I return them, at cost to me plus 20% restocking fee, is there something I'm doing wrong? I left the covers in a hot Florida garage for a day or so to relax before putting them back on: No dice.

I might keep the 14" because I think I can add some additional foam to help fill it out.

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Old 06-21-2017, 01:17 PM   #15
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Man, those look awful.
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Emailed the guy, sent him the pics, he says he fitted them both to armrests before shipping. Funny, because I fitted the 13" to four other armrests, and they all look like crap.

Before I return them, at cost to me plus 20% restocking fee, is there something I'm doing wrong? I left the covers in a hot Florida garage for a day or so to relax before putting them back on: No dice.

I might keep the 14" because I think I can add some additional foam to help fill it out.
That's going to be your best bet but as others pointed out: you can't fix the wavy stitching and crappy craftmanship. Now we know why he bailed from Ebay....
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I really did try to get the 13" cover to work. I have three medium brown and a blue cloth and vinyl 13" armrests, and they're all in excellent shape. Nice and taught.

I didn't tell the guy I was basically reviewing them on a forum, I don't think it would help.
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I really did try to get the 13" cover to work. I have three medium brown and a blue cloth and vinyl 13" armrests, and they're all in excellent shape. Nice and taught.

I didn't tell the guy I was basically reviewing them on a forum, I don't think it would help.

Those look like crap. Thanks for posting.
I would send him a link to this thread.
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Those look like crap. Thanks for posting.
I would send him a link to this thread.
Except for the cost, I'd be tempted to send him a roached armrest to use for checking the fit for what he is selling.
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Except for the cost, I'd be tempted to send him a roached armrest to use for checking the fit for what he is selling.
I thought about that. send the 13" cover back with a bare armrest, one of the brown ones.
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Places where close counts:
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2. Hand grenades
3. 240 armrest covers
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Found a pic of the armrest cover I bought. Tight fit.



[IMG]IMG_2114 by princessoireland, on Flickr[/IMG]
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