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    Scored a complete E46 Center Console/Arm Rest in really nice black leather.

    Part of me wants to make it fit in my iX.. The other half of me says it's sacrilidge. Googled some photos and i'm still not sure if I like it. May try it just for shits and giggles.





    Should I just keep looking for a Husco? I mean I got this E46 setup for free...
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      How did you brace it so you can actually put your arm weight on it?
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        That's not in my car, but i've seen some good solutions for bracing.

        Pretty simple bracket using square stock.

        Was trying to post a picture but this guy's PB account is over bandwith. Click the link below to see what he did to get his in.

        If you go here, you can see what he had to do to get his in. Seems like a lot of work but I love the look and finish! Definitely a lot to think about. I don't have any experience with fiberglass. http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/a...ansbimmer/E30/
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          Oh, I know about that guy, talked to him a while ago. Plastidip didn't work out so well for him.
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            This is a good write-up as well!

            http://members.dodo.com.au/~wawawa/e30index.htm

            Click on "Armrest" on the left.
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              Yep yep, have a google doc from like two years ago when I started looking into doing it with all that stuff. His is a bad example because he has a padded bit around his gear shifter.

              Infinitely better than anything actually designed for an e30, just takes a bit of fab.
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              1971 Honda Trail 90 - "Stephen Parish"
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                Best way would be to weld a bracket that works with the mounting points on the armrest onto the trans tunnel. That way there is no way it would move.
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                  well, my buddy pulled the trigger, and bought that 318i I'm trying to get him to join r3v, he's not much of a computer guy though. I'll get some pictures after we go pick it up tomorrow.....
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                    so im new to the e30 and really didnt feel like/to lazy to read the previous 1998 pages but are there any meets close to portland? id like to meet some people.


















                    then tie them up in my basement and assume thee identity and let there dogs poop on peoples lawns and not pick it up.

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                      749 pages* ;) If you just want a meet go to RDM, usually pretty big, often lots of untasteful cars but still fun.
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                        Rdm, been a large turn out of e30's lately

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                          In other news my cars almost fixed, just got lazy and didn't put the door panel back on yet.

                          Fenders on, just havnt taken a picture yet.

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                            RDM = really dumb meet
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                              True but its nice if you want to look at lots of cars. Seth you should leave the body panels un primered. Go all mis match look.
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                                Lots of buckets you mean.
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