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    My driver side arm rest is missing a bunch of plastic where the screws go through to attach it to the door. Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?

    I was thinking of some kind of hard plastic epoxy filler or something, but not sure what would be strong and bond with the ABS substrate, but not totally destroy the foam too. Anyone ever used Plastifix?

    As you can see from the pic, someone has previously used some epoxy to try to repair, but obviously it didn't work that well:


    Thanks in advance
    AppleTY

    -92 TY 0612 - Sooo many parts....

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    Re: How do I fix this arm rest?

    I would just find another arm rest, dime a dozen at the scrap yard. If you epoxy some new plastic to the bottom, it won't fit the door panel properly.
    Greg
    90 GMC SoGT Clone, bagged, and SyTy powered
    91 Sy#805 Sold
    92 Ty#704
    92 Ty#440 Sold

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    • #3
      Re: How do I fix this arm rest?

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      '93 Typhoon White/W #0231
      '92 Chevy Blazer, VIN W. The Hooptie.
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      • #4
        Re: How do I fix this arm rest?

        Originally posted by TYRODD View Post
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        That's brilliant!
        AppleTY

        -92 TY 0612 - Sooo many parts....

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        • #5
          Re: How do I fix this arm rest?

          Originally posted by gstacky View Post
          I would just find another arm rest, dime a dozen at the scrap yard. If you epoxy some new plastic to the bottom, it won't fit the door panel properly.
          I called a dozen scrap yards today, and went to 4 and I couldn't find a single one which wasn't in worse shape than my own. I will keep looking, but it is ridiculous how common this failure is.

          I was thinking that maybe I could cut out a section of the material, then replace it with a new piece of ABS glued in. This probably sounds crazy, but I can't stand having the door handle falling off into my hand.

          If anyone has a good condition spare, I would be interested!
          AppleTY

          -92 TY 0612 - Sooo many parts....

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          • #6
            Re: How do I fix this arm rest?

            Originally posted by AppleTY View Post
            I called a dozen scrap yards today, and went to 4 and I couldn't find a single one which wasn't in worse shape than my own. I will keep looking, but it is ridiculous how common this failure is.

            I was thinking that maybe I could cut out a section of the material, then replace it with a new piece of ABS glued in. This probably sounds crazy, but I can't stand having the door handle falling off into my hand.

            If anyone has a good condition spare, I would be interested!
            Yep, not super easy to come by. Depending on how far you want to travel, the pick and pull in Stockton usually has 15-20 S/T series trucks on hand. Not always a winner, but has been my best luck place for getting parts.

            Looks like they don't have crap right know though. Rancho has a bunch, might try calling them.

            http://www.picknpull.com/check_inven...0&Distance=100
            Roy
            1991 GMC Syclone #1512
            1991 GMC Syclone #2898

            Nats X
            Nats 12 - Long Haul Award - 2,554 miles round trip

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            • #7
              Re: How do I fix this arm rest?

              You can get a new one from vintageparts vpi get part number from dealership!found it for you 15590909-ds.15590910-ps. Hth
              1986 Buick skylark first car Sold
              1992 Buick Skylark coupe Sold
              1992 Acura Integra 4 door rice burner POS Sold
              1987 Chevy S10 SOLD
              1998 Gmc Sonoma 148k 5speed V6 4.3 liter Sold
              2001 Gmc Yukon Currently driving 115K Sold
              2017 GMC 2500HD Diesel Duramax
              My truck !!
              http://www.syty.net/forums/showthread.php?t=93685

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              • #8
                Re: How do I fix this arm rest?

                Originally posted by typhoondude1992 View Post
                You can get a new one from vintageparts vpi get part number from dealership!found it for you 15590909-ds.15590910-ps. Hth
                I was hoping not to spend that kind of money, but what the hell its for the drivers side!

                Thanks for the part numbers. I ordered it today, and a new hinge for my armrest too.
                AppleTY

                -92 TY 0612 - Sooo many parts....

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                • #9
                  Re: How do I fix this arm rest?

                  Originally posted by AppleTY View Post
                  I was hoping not to spend that kind of money, but what the hell its for the drivers side!

                  Thanks for the part numbers. I ordered it today, and a new hinge for my armrest too.
                  Glad I could help you out.. The ps- 15590910 was told by dealership a few left in stock!
                  1986 Buick skylark first car Sold
                  1992 Buick Skylark coupe Sold
                  1992 Acura Integra 4 door rice burner POS Sold
                  1987 Chevy S10 SOLD
                  1998 Gmc Sonoma 148k 5speed V6 4.3 liter Sold
                  2001 Gmc Yukon Currently driving 115K Sold
                  2017 GMC 2500HD Diesel Duramax
                  My truck !!
                  http://www.syty.net/forums/showthread.php?t=93685

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                  • #10
                    I repaired my cracked drivers side pull handle with basic abs plastic I had left over from a head unit install. Just cut out a piece to replace the cracked bottom( seems I made 2 of them) drilled 2 holes for the screws & it was tighter than the passengers side when I finished. Getting it to bond back isn't an necessity, the screws do the job.

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