Recovering center console lid

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  1. madmanjustice

    madmanjustice TYF Newbie

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    So I managed to pick up a bunch of spares for my PPV. Got the receiver hitch, rear view mirror, DIC switch, a window trim piece, both front pillar trim pieces (with Bose speakers) and a center console. All for $260.

    The center console is the wrong color, but paint will fix that. But the lid is the tricky part. Do I buy a whole new lid for $45 or do I buy a new skin for half that and install it myself?

    has anyone done this?

    Thx
     
  2. Doubeleive

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    I don't have the ppv but I did replace the lid, I figured trying to staple in a new cover probably wouldn't come out as nice as just buying a lid with the cover already in place
     
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    I just recovered one and it wasn’t bad. Made sure to buy a cover that had foam on the back as I’ve seen ones without and it’s not very comfortable. Just used a large staple gun


    Where are you finding entire lids for $45?
     
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    $45 is about what I paid the Dorman replacement lid off of ebay, I just had to swap the trim piece because the one I bought was black I think and mine has the wood trim
     
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    Get the new lid your time and aggravation is worth the other $22
     
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    08HoeCD "Prolly" is not a real word

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    I recovered my LT console lid with a $40 replacement "pleather" cover purchased online. It was easier to do than I thought. I actually enjoyed doing that project.

    Had no idea that I could buy a complete replacement lid for only a few dollars more. My google-fu must have been extremely weak while researching that project.
     
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    I almost bought the cover only because I didn't know there was a whole aftermarket lid for way less than a new oem lid, I kind of found it by accident while looking at the covers trying to find the best price.
     
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    Hmmm, the dorman ones show at a minimum $190 anywhere. Do you happen to have a link or part number?
     
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    oops lol, I was way-off $170 is what I paid 2yrs ago, on a good note it is holding up very well I am tall and the arm rest is to high for me so I use the center console lid as a arm rest

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    i must have been thinking of something else
     
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    I missread the listings, it was just a cover
     

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