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    Bolster cover,cap early vin question....

    Early vin that has that black "plastic cap" that iirc was later made one piece. You know when you slide in and once in your arm lies on it. "Bolster" is the only name I am aware of.
    My "cap" is showing wear and tear and can be pressed in but it is not flaking off, missing chucks, loose etc.
    I noticed while searching that DMC offers http://store.delorean.com/p-10089-ar...-pair-blk.aspx
    Is this that part?
    Also, they have narrow "in stock" and wide "not". Is this simply a preference?
    I just pulled on it and it does not pop off so I need to figure out how it is attached.
    If nothing else maybe the above cap can slide over and cover the original and if nothing else protect it.
    Appreciate any info.
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    The narrow and wide options aren't so much preference as they are dictated by when your car was made.

    See template to figure out which size you need: Bolster end cap templates.pdf


    Sept. 81, auto, black interior

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    Thanks...........
    Not to scale so I will measure mine, post them here or email DMC and figure it out. If someone knows feel free to post. Vin 1597 btw.

    EDIT- Tried to measure it but it is like trying to measure a kidney. My guess it the ones out of stock "wide" is what I need. After 35 yrs I have learned that is how these cars work.

    Just going by eye it appears to look like the narrow one the right. However, either that picture is flipped or that is for the passengers side.
    Last edited by JIMJAM; 05-15-2018 at 11:29 PM.
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    I think it is to scale if you print it out on an 8.5x11" piece of paper and then cut them out.


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    My printer was costing way to much to use and the cost of buying what it needs would cost 2x the cost of the $30 item. Think I will wait and sure somebody knows. If not I will just find some other DMC items to buy and roll the dice on $30 which on the D is about as cheap as it gets. Thanks again for the reply.
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    I added the plastic "bolster" cap trim pieces to my car a couple of years ago. 30+ years of sliding in and out of the seat started fraying the threads on the end caps. The new plastic pieces come from DMC with two pieces of double sided foam tape. I actually ended up gluing mine in place since the double sided tape didn't hold up to the Tennessee summer heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMJAM View Post
    My printer was costing way to much to use and the cost of buying what it needs would cost 2x the cost of the $30 item. Think I will wait and sure somebody knows. If not I will just find some other DMC items to buy and roll the dice on $30 which on the D is about as cheap as it gets. Thanks again for the reply.
    Well measure twice and cut once there bud. I don't keep my home printer going either, not with the price of ink cartridges as high as they are and especially when they go dry long before I've used it all. I do go down to the local Staples/Office Depot and print pages when I need to. They're a whole 10 cents a page.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMJAM View Post
    Thanks...........
    Not to scale so I will measure mine, post them here or email DMC and figure it out. If someone knows feel free to post. Vin 1597 btw.

    EDIT- Tried to measure it but it is like trying to measure a kidney. My guess it the ones out of stock "wide" is what I need. After 35 yrs I have learned that is how these cars work.

    Just going by eye it appears to look like the narrow one the right. However, either that picture is flipped or that is for the passengers side.
    PM me your address info and I will mail you the print out for the "Bolster end cap templates.pdf".
    I printed it out in actual size.

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    People can't just look and tell? The pdf sent to me on page 1 shows the 2 sizes and they are shaped totally different. I had no time to stare at it today but if those outlines/templates whatever are the actual shapes should be easy to visually id. No rush I am building up a order.
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