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Hey guys. I just recently wresled my Insight from my Dad. He was gonna sell it, so I threatened to disown him.

Im ready to do some of seemingly common mods. But when I went to buy the arm rest, i got the amazing shock of seeing it cost over 80.00 dollars. Did everyone pay that much for it or am i missing something.

Im a GA TECH student, with a love of the do-it-yourself project. I have contemplated making my own fiberglass console and then upholstering it myself. Some nice streched tight lycra or neoprene would look really cool in there, and it would not get hot in the summer at all either.

I havent done any fiberglass work before, but i suspect it isnt too difficult. My plan was to carve the shape i wanted out of stiff foam fisrt, then lay the fiberglass on there after that.

Any opoinions/suggestions? Any one know where to get an armrest cheaper than 80 bucks?
 

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Fiberglass is a little bit of a mess.... but its not to bad if you just lay some plastic down first. I have done some cool things with fiberglass in the past.

Actually my dad is a doctor, and he has all kinds of fiberglass glassting materials. So when i started we would go into his office on weekends and make things out of that. Its really cool, cures with water. Doesnt have a very nice finish though. I made a console for a wrangler with that.

Never used marine grade fiberglass though, cool idea. i always just got what i wanted off ebay... really cheap that way.
 
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