I purchased an arm rest from Coastal E-Tech, http://www.coastaletech.com/armrest.htm
and it makes a great improvement in comfort especially on longer drives. Coastal has always provided excellent products, instructions and support and this one is no exception.
for #2: http://www.coastaletech.com
for #3: Wright Upholstery Company, 1003 Douglas Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001, phone (616) 345-7845
for #4, search the archives at the yahoogroups site. Not too far back in time.
In my opinion, this car must have an armrest! My right elbow is on mine constantly.
Hi All - I bought the CoastalEtech armrest and was not satisfied with it. It never really acted like a permanent arm rest. I then saw someone elses post about JCWhitney generic arm rest and I bought one of those. I dumped the steel attachments to the actual rest and drilling 2 holes in my current OE armrest. I them used sheet metal screws , similar to the ones the generic arm rest attached to the steel attachments with, to attach it directly to my OE armrest. It is pretty nice- I now have a second center storage container and a FIRM padded armrest (which I can actually lean on), and it doesn't look too bad either. The armrest from JCWhitney cost about $34.00 plus a few bucks to ship versus the $75 for the Coastaletech which I have not used after a short period of time.