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Old 06-19-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Made my own padded leather center console

This was easy and cheap. The leather cover came from UK, bought it through eBay. Took 6 days to get here.

For the foam, I ended up finding padded memory foam floor mats at Walmart for $9. They were perfect consistency and easy to cut.

I've got to redo the stables and flex out some areas (in pic see right bottom, its doubled over gotta cut the leather a little) but for now it's good.

Took me an hr.

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Old 06-19-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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nice job. something to consider doing as I'm looking for a cover as well.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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Yea the cost is what drove me to this.

The leather cover is $40
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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Now that looks very good!! I've been wanting the same thing on my '08. Now I have direction. Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #5
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Keeps your arm perfect in line with the shifter.

Once I'm happy with the lay of the leather in gonna spray tac it and restaple.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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When are you going to start mass producing them ?? I want to place my order. **** Very nice job !!
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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Looks good, nice job.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #8
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Nicely done.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:39 PM   #9
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Came out real nice!!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:49 PM   #10
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Looks good, nice job.
completely agree! very nice.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:58 PM   #12
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Looks OEM only nicer!! lol. Very good job.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:00 PM   #13
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Looks like you did a great job.
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Nice work. It looks very good.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:41 PM   #15
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Very nice work did the leather come stitched or did you do that?
Wish I had one

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:08 PM   #16
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Very nice work did the leather come stitched or did you do that?
Wish I had one

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Lisa, the leather came stitched. If you ebay search "Corvette armrest" you will find the UK seller selling these.

It's amazing how more sturdy, and rigid adding the padding makes the center console. No more movement.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:13 PM   #17
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Here is the pad I used, was on sale for $9 at my walmart
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Canopy-Pro...-x-41/17729884

Really any pad that .5 inches will work.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:32 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the info Chester. My husband had a fit when I told him I was wanting to get a padded console lid.

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Might do this one without saying anything
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Nice job!
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