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Old 11-10-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
Chris
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Need arm rests for 85 Tempo

This is the last car my mother owned before she passed away and I
hesitate to let it go. It needs arm rests very badly. Any ideas where I
can get them?

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Old 11-10-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Need arm rests for 85 Tempo

I think you could find armrests at the closest scrapyard for cheap.
The bigger question is why you would consider letting the car go
because of the armrests?

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Old 11-11-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Need arm rests for 85 Tempo

I'm not considering letting the car go because of the arm rests. I'm
explaining why getting arm rests for such a vehicle is a priority to
me.

I have checked the local scrap yards and come up empty handed. Are
there any companies that might sell such things?

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Old 11-11-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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"Chris" <nospam@nwstamps.com> wrote in message
news:1131727051.764708.263430@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> I'm not considering letting the car go because of the arm rests. I'm
> explaining why getting arm rests for such a vehicle is a priority to
> me.
>
> I have checked the local scrap yards and come up empty handed. Are
> there any companies that might sell such things?


Ebay, local dealer.


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Old 11-11-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Need arm rests for 85 Tempo

The local dealer bust out laughing and I haven't found anything on
Ebay. I'm beginning to think I'll have to fabricate something.

Thanks for the ideas, though.

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Old 11-11-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Need arm rests for 85 Tempo


Chris wrote:
> The local dealer bust out laughing and I haven't found anything on
> Ebay. I'm beginning to think I'll have to fabricate something.
>
> Thanks for the ideas, though.


Have you tried the online recycling networks? If you don't find what
you want you can put in an order for something and wait.
What's wrong with the original ones? Can something be done with them?
How bad do you want them? I'm sure a complete door is available from an
online recycler. I'm not suggesting you buy new doors, but it you find
doors, you found armrests.

PS. When I make the local dealer laugh, I know I did a good thing. I
love to pull my 83' Chevy up to the Chevy showroom window and go in
with the now 9 year old girl and look over all the shiny new products.
Now they don't even bother to leave their cubicles. They just listen as
we inspect. A 9 year old enjoys sliding on a newly waxed floor under a
SUV.

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Old 11-11-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Need arm rests for 85 Tempo

I've put in on one of the recycling networks and will try others as I
find them. I can certainly wait -- I've waited this long, eh?

The originals are covered in vinyl that has torn, fallen off and
generally disintegrated. I'm tempted to try replacing them with wood.
The idea of a new door is interesting though as the hinges are also
shot and the body shop wants $600 to replace them. Getting around that
will be a future project.

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Old 11-11-2005, 16:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Need arm rests for 85 Tempo

Make the dealer laugh? I take my new 1992 Dakota pickup when I visit
the dealers. I explain that is the newest car I own but I'm getting
real serious about buying something -- probably will in the next five
years or less.

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Old 11-11-2005, 16:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Need arm rests for 85 Tempo

Chris wrote:
> The local dealer bust out laughing and I haven't found anything on
> Ebay. I'm beginning to think I'll have to fabricate something.
>
> Thanks for the ideas, though.
>


Just keep your eyes open. Ford sold tons of these cars, but they are 20 years old now.
It may take some time. Didn't Tempos use the same arm rests through 1993 or did they
change around 1987 or so? If the newer ones are the same, finding them shouldn't be
too hard.
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Old 11-11-2005, 22:01   #10 (permalink)
Steve R.
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Re: Need arm rests for 85 Tempo

Heh heh. Back in the 1970s, I used to drop by the Chrysler dealers, with my
1932 coupe. I told them that I would buy a new one when the coupe was worn
out.

Steve R.


"Chris" <nospam@nwstamps.com> wrote in message
news:1131751325.947640.257390@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Make the dealer laugh? I take my new 1992 Dakota pickup when I visit
> the dealers. I explain that is the newest car I own but I'm getting
> real serious about buying something -- probably will in the next five
> years or less.
>



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