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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: Arm rest that mount to the seats Reply with quote

does anyone know where you can get a pair of arm rest that mount to the seats for an oval? Or does anyone have any plans on how to make them? Any help would be welcomed. THANKS!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: arm rest that mount to the seats Reply with quote

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does anyone know where you can get a pair of arm rest that mount to the seats for an oval? Or does anyone have any plans on how to make them? Any help would be welcomed. THANKS!


Bob Koch made repros of those. He still may have some. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have seen a picture of the ones he build. Wondering how they mount to the seat frame
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you buy Kochs armrest, it comes complete- less the upholstery. It comes with a 3pc aluminum bracket to attach the armrest to the seat frame.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Do you think it can be used for right hand drive car ?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you think it can be used for right hand drive car ?

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I don't think so, because the one's I've seen were only able to attach to right of the driver's seat. You might check with Coad........I think he has an original one. There was even a double one made but it too attached to the right side of the driver's seat. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi,

Do you think it can be used for right hand drive car ?

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I don't think so, because the one's I've seen were only able to attach to right of the driver's seat. You might check with Coad........I think he has an original one. There was even a double one made but it too attached to the right side of the driver's seat. Confused

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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thai56oval wrote:
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Do you think it can be used for right hand drive car ?

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I don't think so, because the one's I've seen were only able to attach to right of the driver's seat. You might check with Coad........I think he has an original one. There was even a double one made but it too attached to the right side of the driver's seat. Confused


I just looked at mine. I could reverse the bracket and mount it on the opposite seat in my 55. I think it should work.

They are really nice to have on the car.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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thai56oval wrote:
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Do you think it can be used for right hand drive car ?

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I don't think so, because the one's I've seen were only able to attach to right of the driver's seat. You might check with Coad........I think he has an original one. There was even a double one made but it too attached to the right side of the driver's seat. Confused


I just looked at mine. I could reverse the bracket and mount it on the opposite seat in my 55. I think it should work.

They are really nice to have on the car.




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it'll work. I've seen Ghias that use two of the amrests since those cars have a wider area between the seats.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, it'll work. I've seen Ghias that use two of the amrests since those cars have a wider area between the seats.


If the arm rest could be rotated.........I can see how it would work, but I just looked at the one I have, and it is welded to a piece of metal that cannot be reversed. I guess it would depend on how it was originally made. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any chance someone could post a picture with the armrest mounted the the seat.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

redharleydude wrote:
any chance someone could post a picture with the armrest mounted the the seat.

this was mine, I think it was one of Koch's:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks a million for the pic. I think maybe I will make one cant afford $100.00 for one of Koch's. Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

redharleydude wrote:
thanks a million for the pic. I think maybe I will make one cant afford $100.00 for one of Koch's. Thanks again.


If it helps I'm pretty sure the round pipe between the clamp and the armrest itself started life as a piece of electrical conduit pipe then it gets slightly flattened at both ends.

The armrest itself is a block of wood with a notch in it to hold the pipe and a nut and bolt drilled through to hold the pipe in place. Easy enough to make especially since even if you buy one you still need to have someone cover it with vinyl or cloth anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

again many thanks!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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redharleydude wrote:
thanks a million for the pic. I think maybe I will make one cant afford $100.00 for one of Koch's. Thanks again.


If it helps I'm pretty sure the round pipe between the clamp and the armrest itself started life as a piece of electrical conduit pipe then it gets slightly flattened at both ends.

The armrest itself is a block of wood with a notch in it to hold the pipe and a nut and bolt drilled through to hold the pipe in place. Easy enough to make especially since even if you buy one you still need to have someone cover it with vinyl or cloth anyway.


The arm on mine is crimped on the inside edge to fit up against the seat frame. I don't see any way that it would look correct on the passenger seat, but the one in the photo could easily be reversed.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more pic's to help you: Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have an idea of what an "original" one of these is worth?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does anyone have an idea of what an "original" one of these is worth?

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I haven't seen any sell within the last year, but depending on condition, as high as $400. (especially with the way the EURO is going now.)
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