The previous leather skirt was breaking up. It was stitched onto the carpet around it, so is hard to replace. The broken leather skirt makes it look ugly, so I decided to get a rubber skirt for it. I wanted to expose the cool metallic chrome stick of the gear stick as well.
The first one that I bought is as below. Looks good, but I didn’t know it was a slanted design. It is not suitable for my car, as the movement of the stick makes the skirt not big enough to cover.
I searched around and found another skirt. It was meant for marine use as you can see there is no hole on top. Fully waterproof.
I made the hole myself on the skirt top by using a metal rod and burnt it hot, then stick/melt through the rubber. It took a bit of effort to install, but at the end, I quite like and please with the result.
One more task done. Perfecting my Volvo one bit at a time. That’s the fun of driving a classic!