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1966 factory Headrest
Posted by: John Daniele ()
Date: February 24, 2005 08:28PM

I am researching a kit to repro 1966 factory headrest just out of
curiosity how many would be interested in such a kit the price I
think would be around 350$ complete exec the vinyl covering and what
ever clarks charges for the cover. Note I am not making the kits and
am just doing some research for my own car but it could benifit
others.

Regards JD

By the way I am new to the group here but I have been inand out of corvairs since 78 I currently have a 66 coupe

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Re: 1966 factory Headrest
Posted by: Bob Gill ()
Date: February 24, 2005 08:42PM

JD,

How much?

I'm not really seeing $350.00 american dollars am I?

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Re: 1966 factory Headrest
Posted by: John Daniele ()
Date: February 24, 2005 09:05PM

It would be a complete kit to install headrest in a regular bucket seat.

JD

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Re: 1966 factory Headrest
Posted by: Jesse ()
Date: February 24, 2005 09:33PM

I'd be interested in such a setup, though not at $350.00USD. Heck, not even at $350CAN.

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Re: 1966 factory Headrest
Posted by: Harry Moore ()
Date: February 24, 2005 09:41PM

What makes this set up so expensive?
Is it the chrome bar? ggg
Harry
This is a pic of Kent S. seabring corvair seats

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Re: 1966 factory Headrest
Posted by: ccvair ()
Date: February 25, 2005 01:38AM

Not to be a naysayer, knowing that a headrest on a pre 68 GM anything is a bit rare wouldent the hardware from any GM that uses that style of seat work?

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Re: 1966 factory Headrest
Posted by: Jim O ()
Date: February 25, 2005 05:35AM

I'd love to have a set for my 66 Coupe, but 350 is too steep for me. This is a low budget project.

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Re: 1966 factory Headrest
Posted by: John Daniele ()
Date: February 25, 2005 06:00AM

I think 350 is a fair price for the factory look I know i cant make a set like this at home. And if I could the time it would take would be better spent doing my regular job to get the extra money to buy the set. I also found a guy on the net who repros the old empi headrest there 150 bucks a set. Like I said I am not selling them nor do I have any interest in the company but I think with some small mods they can be factory correct repros of a much sought after option and if the guy would see some interest maybe he would lower the price I dont know. I am just testing the waters.

Regards JD

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Re: 1966 factory Headrest
Posted by: Ed ()
Date: February 27, 2005 01:54PM

Wouldn't it be cheaper to swap the parts from say a '69-'70 Nova with bench seats? I had saved the headrests from one but lost the parts when my mom moved last year. I think you could get an entire bench seat with headrests from that era for a lot less than $350.

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Re: 1966 factory Headrest
Posted by: John Daniele ()
Date: February 27, 2005 02:04PM

Are nova bench seats using the same part. the idea is to make them look like factory 66 bucket seats w headrest option.

JD

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Re: 1966 factory Headrest
Posted by: Bill Elliott ()
Date: February 28, 2005 05:37AM

Seeing that 1966 headrest seats average about $600/pr and 1967 headrest seats even more... while "standard" seats from each year are almost giveaways, I think that $350 is not an unreasonable price.

BTW, the headrests look better than they perform...actually pretty uncomfortable... especially if you're tall.

Bill

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