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Got any photos of the door panel installed? Assume it just looks stock, but wasn't sure. Is there a frame from an original speaker screwed to the door panel, with the grille clipped to that?
I see. I had a CD player & front speakers installed at a Circuit City in my first 240 about ... 23 years ago. The trick they did was to cut away the stock speaker "guts" and keep just the metal frame. Then stack that frame over the aftermarket 4" speaker, and screw it all to the door panel into those metal clips like your panel has. Then the grille snaps onto the original speaker frame, just like stock. Removing the door panel would require disconnecting the two wires to the speaker.
Original speakers would have been screwed to the door panel.
Why not update to the later style seatbelts and center console? I am doing that on my 245 since the original seatbelts were disgusting/faded. Only issue is you would have to probably pull seats and carpet to remove the center seatbelt thing.
This armrest came with the seats when I bought them, but I never installed it because it interferes with the seatbelt/center console in the stock location on the seat. I printed up a test adapter to see if I liked having an armrest and I'm kind of on the fence both looks wise and function. I'll have to raise it every time I want to unbuckle the seatbelt or pull the parking brake. I wonder if it's just going to be up pretty much all of the time.
I'm not sure if it will be annoying or not, but I'll probably make some refinements and print an adapter out of nice strong material and install it to see what I think. What do you guys think? Especially people who have had armrests installed.
I didn't know later style seatbelt would be long enough for a 242. I like the seat belt fasteners in the middle, but I've never been in a 240 with the later style. Pulling seats and carpet goes pretty quick on this car. I've done it a bunch.Why not update to the later style seatbelts and center console? I am doing that on my 245 since the original seatbelts were disgusting/faded. Only issue is you would have to probably pull seats and carpet to remove the center seatbelt thing.
It's probably worth testing for a while to see how annoying it is, but I bet I end up not liking it.i do not like having an armrest in a 240, for the reasons you mentioned. it's less annoying in an automatic, although your shifter is probably tall enough (and not H-patterned) so as to not interfere with throw, but in my experience the seatbelt thing alone is annoying enough to make it not worth it.