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Discussion Starter · #341 · (Edited)
After an hour of pulling and stretching and trimming I got it the best I could and am pretty happy with it...

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It was hard to get the padded section back on due to the extra material but the leather compresses if you hold it in position.

I found the release lever for the top lid a bit of an issue as it keeps falling inside

I made a small modification to try and stop it but not sure ifs gonna help. Is this a common issue?

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Now in situ (temporarily)

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It’s not a perfect match but it’s way closer than any of the material off the roll I could find.

Total cost £55

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Discussion Starter · #342 ·
They should send you two longer side screws, screw with black rubber bung and screw cover for the rear mounting.

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Yeah I sent them the instructions so they knew what I should get :)

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Yes, I had to pad the release lever on mine too. It's been perfect since. As that was over 4 years ago, I can't remember exactly what I did.
 

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Inspiration! I may end up doing very similar. But, lady’s leather trousers? Yikes, just think how many Bacardi and cokes have been spilt on your new armrest over the years. :eek:
 

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You say that like it’s a bad thing ;)

My arm rest has been cupping a size 12 ass for god knows how long.

The panties my arm rest must have seen haha

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Your leather trimmed arm rest looks really good, well done! From the pic seems to match your interior nicely.
I got one from Glyn Hopkins last year when I got my ZOE, it was in grey and my interior is black. So as @Mo1 suggested earlier in the thread I took mine apart and sprayed it with Halfords black bumper paint, which has worn
really well. I tried to dye the grey fabric (with plastic backing in situ) but with no success.
I noticed the overspray from doing the plastic had 'coloured' my dust sheet, so I decided to spray the fabric, a few light coats worked really well ( ie don't saturate the fabric). A year on still looks good and matches the interior pretty well.
Yes the release button is a tricky little devil to get seated, mine kept dropping out to, but eventually it went back and held in place. I sprayed mine sliver to give a bit of contrast.
 

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I found I needed a couple of fabric pads used for furniture leg floor protection to space the arm rest a little higher so it didn’t hit the handbrake when the handbrake was on.

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Fitted 20mm hubcentric wheel spacers today.

Clio fitment give you the correct PCD (100 x 4) and centre bore (60.1)

Because the Zoe utilises bolts rather than nuts then hubcentric sets are a lot easier as no replacement of studs - just need to get longer bolts (M12 x 1.5 taper fitment - 45mm long as standard is 25mm and the spacers I got were 20mm)

(Hubcentric meaning they fit centrally and exactly onto the hub like a wheel would rather than slotted/oversized holes and large central hole).

This is soooooo easy. If you can change a wheel you can do this no probs.

Jacking was no issue. There are reinforced sections on the chassis seams like any other car...

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Once the wheel is off, place the hubcentric spacer over the hub like you would a wheel (aligning the bolt holes and using copper slip if you fancy)

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SPACER PLACED OVER:
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Then just replace the wheel as if the spacer was the hub (again a bit of copper slip on the face and the bolt threads)

Easy

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^^^ interesting. Apologies if this is obvious to some, but what are you achieving by doing this?
 

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Before:

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If defo looks a little meaner and the steering seems more responsive

No issues with clearances of tyre to arch but it is much more snug in there now

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^^^ interesting. Apologies if this is obvious to some, but what are you achieving by doing this?
A set of 20mm spacers on the wheels widens the cars track (the width distance between its wheels) by 40mm which while it doesn’t sound much, will still improve handling.

However the main reason is aesthetics.

Designers will never draw concept art for a car with the wheels tucked in under the arches. They are always oversized and flush with the arches ;)

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Ah, got you. (y)
 

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Is it necessary to notify insurance?
 
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