Custom Hot Rod Armrests Made to Order

Published by Naseem Muaddi on October 31st, 2013

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Custom Arm Rests

Arguably, the most difficult part about making custom hot rod door panels is fabricating a pair of matching armrests. Fortunately, there’s a company that sells a variety of pre-made ones to save you the trouble.

Smart Parts, a Canadian manufacturer, offers a wide selection of custom armrests in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you’re bound to find one that fits the style of any interior project. They’re constructed out of hand-laid fiberglass and finished in a white gel coat, which can either be painted or wrapped in any fabric or leather your customer chooses.

All armrests are sold in pairs and come with the necessary mounting hardware, door pulls and installation instructions. They range in price from $103 to $149 – which isn’t bad when you consider the amount of labor it would take to manufacture a pair of armrests from scratch.

Personally, I think their designs are great. And although they aren’t quite one-off, you can customize them any way you like.

Check out some of their designs:

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Custom Arm Rests

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Custom Arm Rests

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Custom Arm Rests

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Custom Arm Rests

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Custom Arm Rests

For more details, check out:

The Haartz Corporation

12 Responses

  1. Being from Canada, I have used these pre-made armrests in a number of Hot Rod interiors over the last few years. Easy to work with, great looking and even better time saver!

  2. gil rebar says:

    i aminterested in purchasing armrests aS SHOWN IN RED ON YOUR DISPLAY IN BEIGE COLOR PLEASE ADVISE GIL

  3. sewlow says:

    The guys that have developed these armrests, also have an upholstery shop called, ‘Dan’s Place’. West Kelowna, B.C., Canada.
    Actually, the shop was first. They’re well established & have been in biz for many years.
    The shop is amazingly clean, & they produce some very nice high-end interiors in Hot Rods & custom vehicles. The interiors in the link are just a few examples of their work.
    Check out their line of accent trims they also offer. A product that is really easy to use & adds that extra bit of detail to your project.
    Here’s an interior which I did that utilizes that trim.

    I’m not associated in any way shape, or form with this Co., & have not received any compensation for this posting.

  4. sewlow says:

    Can’t post pix?

  5. gil rebar says:


  6. steve seminaro says:

    I have a 1953 Chevy 3100 that needs some nice door panels , any thoughts ?
    I want something made to fit whole door.

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