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Boatman
03-08-2013, 08:34 PM
This may have been covered before but I can't find it. 2004 passenger van. Drivers armrest. It seems my new pooch has taken a liking to the foam armrest and chewed it. Went over to my not so friendly Dodge dealer today and was told $252!!! I told the guy I didn't want the whole seat, only the foam cover. He said I have to buy the whole armrest to get the cover. WTF!! :crazy:

So.... is he wrong? He's been know to be wrong in the past.

maxextz
03-08-2013, 09:01 PM
here are some from the uk.
http://www.jennings-seats.co.uk/shop/images/thumbs/t_1016701.jpghttp://www.jennings-seats.co.uk/shop/html_templates/jennings/images/jennings-logo-top.gif

http://www.jennings-seats.co.uk/shop/13/index.htm
:thumbup:

Aqua Puttana
03-08-2013, 09:20 PM
One hit from a search. There were others. vic

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22214

Boatman
03-08-2013, 09:49 PM
here are some from the uk.
http://www.jennings-seats.co.uk/shop/images/thumbs/t_1016701.jpghttp://www.jennings-seats.co.uk/shop/html_templates/jennings/images/jennings-logo-top.gif

http://www.jennings-seats.co.uk/shop/13/index.htm
:thumbup:


Thanks,,,, if all other options are exhausted, I'll pursue that suggestion



One hit from a search. There were others. vic

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22214


Yup saw that and all the others looking for and selling the complete armrest. In my post I asked if it was true that the foam cover wasn't available seperately. I can't be the only person that has wanted to replace worn or damaged covers.

:popcorn:

autostaretx
03-09-2013, 12:05 AM
Isn't this what junkyards automotive parts recyclers are for?
Many years ago, before enough Sprinters had aged enough to fill such sites, i bought new armrests to give ourselves two on each front seat.
If it's any help, they're only $222 each from http://www.sprinterparts.net/oem-sprinter-parts.html

--dick (who once amused a Honda dealer by buying four shift knobs... a friend's beagle kept eating them)

maxextz
03-09-2013, 06:52 AM
222$ :eek: that's a typo dick yes?

Boatman
03-09-2013, 01:09 PM
Isn't this what junkyards automotive parts recyclers are for?
Many years ago, before enough Sprinters had aged enough to fill such sites, i bought new armrests to give ourselves two on each front seat.
If it's any help, they're only $222 each from http://www.sprinterparts.net/oem-sprinter-parts.html

--dick (who once amused a Honda dealer by buying four shift knobs... a friend's beagle kept eating them)


Thanks,,,, actually it says the price is $155,,,,, alot more palatible than $250 but still too much being that I only need the cover.

Looks like it really isn't available seperately.... stupid. I'll probably end up taking my to the upholstery shop I deal with and get a custom cover made.


I have checked around the junkyards,,,, there is one near me that has quite a few sprinters..... all of the covers are gone.

OrioN
03-09-2013, 02:07 PM
Thanks,,,, actually it says the price is $155,,,,, alot more palatible than $250 but still too much being that I only need the cover.

Looks like it really isn't available seperately.... stupid. I'll probably end up taking my to the upholstery shop I deal with and get a custom cover made.


I have checked around the junkyards,,,, there is one near me that has quite a few sprinters..... all of the covers are gone.

Duct tape my friend... Duct tape.
Plus, it comes in many colours.

flman
03-09-2013, 02:23 PM
Duct tape my friend... Duct tape.
Plus, it comes in many colours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGM3-WiEZco

Boz Staggs
03-09-2013, 02:51 PM
I ordered seat covers for the front and back from Wet Okole. The front covers include an armrest cover. Wet Okole covers are made of sandwiched neoprene, so they add some cushion. I bet they would sell you an armrest cover separately if you call them. They make everything custom at the time of order, and I know they already have a pattern.

Boz Staggs
03-09-2013, 03:06 PM
Here's the website: http://www.wetokole.com/

And here's an example (this is a Land Rover but gives an idea):

51023

(Hope the pic works. I'm using an iPhone app to post)

Boatman
03-09-2013, 03:15 PM
Duct tape my friend... Duct tape.
Plus, it comes in many colours.


You must be related to the guy at the parts counter,,, that's what he said. :rolleyes:



I ordered seat covers for the front and back from Wet Okole. The front covers include an armrest cover. Wet Okole covers are made of sandwiched neoprene, so they add some cushion. I bet they would sell you an armrest cover separately if you call them. They make everything custom at the time of order, and I know they already have a pattern.


I guess cover may have been the wrong terminology..... pad may fit better..... Just covering this with a fitted cover ain't gonna work.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/boatrman/20130308_122937_zpsbe4bed58.jpg

I've had 2 sets of Wet Okole seat covers and although they are very good covers, they don't hold up to dog traffic very well.

Boz Staggs
03-09-2013, 03:25 PM
Ah. I see. Let us know what you end up doing. Good luck!

Aqua Puttana
03-09-2013, 10:53 PM
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I guess cover may have been the wrong terminology..... pad may fit better..... Just covering this with a fitted cover ain't gonna work.

...
Sorry, but that picture reminded me...

A friend of mine had a big dog which he got to protect his business. The dog worked fairly well, but barked a bunch and in his business location that didn't work. So he gave it to a garage mechanic I know. He was glad to have the security and the company.

After a couple days the mechanic calls saying the stupid dog barks too much. What works to stop that? The original owner said to just put him in a car. That always worked to quiet him when he owned the dog.

So later we got called over to the guy's garage.

He put the dog into a car. The dog shredded the seats, any foam, the steering wheel... everything. There was little that was untouched. What a mess.

The kicker? The mechanic had put the dog into a customer's car. :bash:

When we left the dog came with us. :rolleyes:

Sorry for the thread meander.


Back to topic.

That foam is molded onto the base parts. I doubt that it would work well if installed after the fact without the factory methods.

vic

Aqua Puttana
03-14-2013, 12:42 AM
Boatman,
Now I see... said the blindman as he picked up his hammer and saw. :bash:

The foam is molded on, but today I noticed that there are screws on the underside which probably let you remove the the foam assemblies. It also appears that the foam assemblies may be interchangeable side to side.

If they are interchangeable then that means one could swap driver to passenger side if any wear pattern is noticed. I did that with my seat bottom cushions because the edge stitching was showing wear on the driver side. It's working great so far.

So if you find some used parts maybe you can use the foam assembly from either side armrest? ( arm rest - for search reasons) vic

Boatman
03-14-2013, 01:19 PM
Now ya got it....stupid that you can't buy just that part. I don't think they are interchangeable from side to side. Still checking salvage yards,,,,, most of them are gone already, the ones that are there are torn apart.

Aqua Puttana
03-14-2013, 01:29 PM
Now ya got it....stupid that you can't buy just that part. I don't think they are interchangeable from side to side. Still checking salvage yards,,,,, most of them are gone already, the ones that are there are torn apart.
Not that you asked...

Being that the part is removable I'd consider just using some silicone sealant or other product to smooth out the, uh... "customized" sections. You could then get some marine vinyl from a fabric store to cover the temporary repairs. Once the part is set back into the recess the marine vinyl should stay pretty much clamped into place. That might work until you find some replacements. :idunno:

Good luck. vic

GunntuckySmooth
02-18-2015, 02:58 AM
If for some reason you're still looking for the armrest pad, well, there's one on ebay right now(2/17/15).


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Sprinter-Van-armrest-cushion-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-/221693583557?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3ASprinter+2500&hash=item339df7a0c5&vxp=mtr