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Re-covering the console lid and steering wheel


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#1 OFFLINE   colinnwn

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:08 PM

My center console lid vinyl is starting to crack. I was ready to just pay the $130 for a new one, until I realized I'm burning 1 qt of oil per 1000 miles, which reminded me she won't last forever.

The lid doesn't look re-coverable. But has anyone been able to do it, or come up with another creative solution?

Also my steering wheel leather at the top is deteriorating. Has any taken their truck to a reupholsterer to get their wheel rewrapped, and was satisfied with the results? I've tried a bunch of store wheel covers on my old Scout and I hated them all.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:12 PM

https://youtu.be/sStxk4mv_DY

https://youtu.be/qn2BiE3yLNA


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:20 PM

I watched the first video and I think I would have stopped after cleaning the steering wheel. I wouldn't bother covering that.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:01 PM

If you have a local junk yard or a pull a part,that would be the place to go to find a console and a steering wheel that would be in good enough shape to restore.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:22 PM

I've replaced the leather on my center console with one off eBay and fitment was actually good. I needed to trim some of the leather because I couldn't get it to tuck or flatten enough in some places when reassembling. Pretty easy to do with a Phillips, and I think I used a little hot glue to keep it from slipping around. That was a few years ago, and it's held up very well considering my kids constantly stepping on the console to go between front and rear seats.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:37 PM

I've thought about getting one of these for my center console:
https://smile.amazon...d=2TXANA5SUZVXM



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:44 PM

I think I paid under $20 for one that looks a lot better than the actual pics shown.




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