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Perhaps like the story about the 3 bears.... The arm rest seems to low and hanging my arm out the window seems to high. But the door pull, seems just right. Except its a bit narror to support your arm. I'm thinking of having a wider door pull/arm rest in one fabricated. i wondered if any one else felt the same.
just for grins.... :) :lol :rolleyes:
 

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On another post awhile back someone said they put a piece of that split pipe insulation around the pull you are talking about to make it wider!
Scott 0168 :thumbs
 

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not so resting arm

Tony, complete agree with you....I think my arm has just toughened up and I continue to rest my arm on the door pull.
 

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The foam pipe insulation works great. My wife and I used it for our western trips. You just split a section and velcro strap it on. It does not look very pretty, but it just fits us perfectly. My wife wanted to cover it with cloth, but we did not have time prior to the trip.
 

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Be Careful About Resting Your Elbow There!!!

After a 21 hour drive from Oklahoma City toward the East Coast (taking a scenic route through Kentucky and West Virginia), I experienced what I thought was a "temporary" numbness in the little finger and ring finger of my left hand.

I had been resting my left arm on the door pull after wrapping the metal with one of those cushioned seat belt shoulder harness pads sold at Wal-Mart (black to match the interior). The cushion on the door pull fit perfectly and prevented direct contact with the metal, but it was apparently insufficient to prevent damage to a nerve in my elbow.

The consequence has been medical treatment and a prognosis by the Orthopedic specialist that the numbness will "eventually" go away. (His other option was exploratory surgery.) Now, three months later, the numbness persists, but it "is" improving slightly.

So, even though the arm rest on the door IS too low, I've begun trying to use it (or my left thigh) to avoid further nerve damage. Still, I find myself unconsciously putting my arm or elbow on the door pull from time to time.

Photos of the seat belt shoulder harness pad are included at:

<http://home.flash.net/~cwmorgan/SSR/SSRInterior.html>.
 

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arm rest question

interesting stuff, sounds like we need a arm rest that is made by a professional upholster shop, Im going to do some checking perhaps. will have a another aftermarket item available for those who would be interested. :)
 

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pillow magic

as an arm rest I lift up the center console top all the way up and squeeze in a small round(cylinderical)pillow. It becomes the perfect height, feels soft and shapes to my arm and the elbow. I am still working on the door side however :lol
 
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