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Bruce & Other Dakar Owners.... (archive)

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Posted by JonM on February 07, 2000 at 14:56:12:

In Reply to: Need Yellow LeatherZ’s? – please read. posted by Bruce R on February 07, 2000 at 14:38:02:

Bruce has the right idea here. I would LOVE to build a run of limited edition Dakar Armrests.

A half hide will build about 15 armrests. I **assume** we will get pretty close to dakar with Spinneybeck's stock colors. I have never ordered samples of Spinneybeck's yellow leather. You would think one of the ~650 stock colors would be pretty close. Custom dyelots require 5 hides, which is about 150 armrests and over $3500. Yikes. Not an option.

The good part is there is not any other dakar yellow INSIDE the car, so we don't have to try to match factory leather.

At any rate, the magic number is 15. However, I am getting close to releasing custom leather shift knobs, parking brake handles, and 3-spoke steering wheel trim. This would use up some of the hide, reducing the 15 number. Roll Hoops - as soon as I can make them - would really use up hide space. There are alos some other items in the interior that I have my eye on, but have not gotten a chance to cover yet.

If you have interest in a Dakar Armrest (Kathy Melby where are you?), post a reply here or email me or Bruce directly.

Jon Maddux


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