Molten Orange Stitched Shift Boot (Orders Now Open) (RedlineGoods)

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by 70sstrat08, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Options are Solid Leather, Charcoal.
    Shift Ball info in another thread.
    Still waiting on the adapters.


    Dave
     
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  3. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    Boot and armrest cover arrived last night - will tackle the install tonight!
     
  4. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    The Door Arm Rest covers came in.
    I will be working on them Monday.


    Dave
     
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  5. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear that's still in the works.
     
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    No trouble getting the new boot into the lockout collar? Any tips?
     
  7. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    Make sure the leather opening is as flush as possible with the black plastic lockout mechanism. Too much, and the silver lockout collar won't be able to insert far enough for the black teeth to grab it. Too little, and you'll see gaps in the leather just under the silver collar.

    As I was connecting, I used a flat head screwdriver to push in any of the leather boot that was bunching up. Once it was all inside and sitting flat, I pressed the silver collar into the black lockout using my fingers. I rolled up the boot so that the plastic teeth were exposed, to make sure that the silver collar had gone in far enough to make it around and under the teeth again.
     
  8. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    Some during, and finished shots of my armrest and shift boot install;

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  9. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    It was tricky to get the three pieces lined up. I put the lockout mechanism into the new boot with the top of the leather pretty much right at the top of the mechanism. Then started to install into the collar and roll the boot inside out to see the two latches engage. As TapTapPull said, a small screw driver helps tuck the leather inside the collar. Took some time to get it done, but very happy with the results.
     
  10. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Here is what the doors look like.

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    Dave
     
  11. Marc Scuiletti

    Marc Scuiletti New Member

    Those look great! :jawdrop: I want some.
     
  12. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    They did come out OK.
    However they are a little more difficult to install than I anticipated.

    I am still working out the details.
    I then need to provide this instruction to RedlineGoods.


    Dave
     
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  13. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    You have to ride in his car to appreciate all of the new detail. It really looks great! :)

    Sadly, no amount of orange stuff will make your car faster or lighter! ;)

    Now that my car is gutted, I'll consider a unique spray-in color...
     
  14. mcummings182

    mcummings182 Member

    I don't like the color, doesn't seem like it matches to me
     
  15. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    It is the exact same leather and charcoal color as the shifter boot and center arm rest.
    These match the seats very well.
    The plastic parts (door panels and console) are black.


    Dave
     
  16. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Is that using the stock padding or did you find a denser replacement?
     
  17. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately a denser foam will not work.
    The foam needs to be compressed between the two parts of the door panel.
    Using a denser foam causes the arm rest not to set correctly.
    Also because of the extra pressure it causes the holding screws to push out.


    Dave
     
  18. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Bummer. I'll wait until I can find a better solution. I drive 9-10 hour trips in the car several times a month and need more elbow padding. I'll keep my temporary add-on pad for now.
     
  19. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    BTW, there is a denser piece of foam under the soft foam.
    It stays as we only change the soft foam and add leather.
    The leather also adds to the surface tension.


    Dave
     
  20. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Could the denser foam be changed to a gel pad or something else maybe?
     
  21. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Not enough room.

    I can see how you could use a denser foam but the install process would be a little more complex.
    You would need to apply the foam to the arm rest first.
    I don't think RedlineGoods would do it that way.

    You would need to remove the soft foam that is supplied with the new cover.
    Get a denser piece of 1/4 inch thick foam, glue it to the arm rest horizontal part,
    Using the soft foam, you would need to glue it to the vertical part and around the curve.
    You would need to use the two foams because the denser foam would bunch up and not look smooth through the curve.
    Then trim away any excess dense foam because it will not compress during reassembly.
    Once that was done, you could install the leather cover.




    Dave
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2014

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