Drivers Arm Rest

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Drivers Arm Rest

Postby rjt1951 » Tue May 01, 2018 3:22 pm

Has anyone ever fitted arm rests to the front doors on a Minor 1000. If so what was used, would need to look period.

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Re: Drivers Arm Rest

Postby palacebear » Tue May 01, 2018 3:51 pm

IIRC most of the BMC B-Series Farina models had them. With careful shopping around, you'd probably find a pair from a Morris Oxford 6 that were even the colour you wanted.

Not sure how you'd fit them. I can't imagine the door card alone will be robust enough to support heavy elbows leaning on them!
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Re: Drivers Arm Rest

Postby rjt1951 » Tue May 01, 2018 4:11 pm

Good thinking, thank you. Would need to drill through to door structure and tap into that. Just thinking they would be good for long drives.

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Re: Drivers Arm Rest

Postby simmitc » Tue May 01, 2018 6:03 pm

Issigonis would have a fit. Keep both hands on the wheel, pay attention, be alert at all times; don't even have the distraction of a radio!

That said, if you have a look at the rear quarter panel of a 2-door saloon you'll see how the arm rest there is made and it should be a simple matter to adapt that style and modify your door card to position an arm rest perfectly for your own comfort.

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Re: Drivers Arm Rest

Postby rjt1951 » Tue May 01, 2018 7:45 pm

Heaven forbid I should upset the great man. Always have both hands on the wheel and never use the radio as engine noise makes it impossible to hear anyway. It was just a thought but too scared now to tamper with his masterpiece and would not want to take the originality away. I seem to remember my Morris 1100 had them back in the daybut hay ho I can live without!

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Re: Drivers Arm Rest

Postby palacebear » Tue May 01, 2018 7:58 pm

Being rather generously proportioned, I invariably rest my elbow on the armrest in my modern (whilst keeping both hands on the wheel). Lately I've had a persistent ache in my right arm whilst driving, but never in my Moggie. Presumably the armrest In the modern is causing pressure somewhere... :(
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Re: Drivers Arm Rest

Postby jaekl » Wed May 02, 2018 1:41 pm

Though smoking was an acceptable distraction in his mind. Make sure any fasteners don't foul the glass. Pre-Series V 2 doors had the arm rest formed in the side panel for the rear seat.


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