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 Post subject: fitment of rear headrests into ef falcon gli
Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:47 pm 
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What is the best way to go about this modification
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Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:16 pm 
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I'd change all the seats.

I don't think you can get the same headrest pattern for EF GLi's as fairmonts have a more velour.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:56 pm 
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you could try taking off the seat covers and removing the foam etc, and seeing if the seat backs have provisions for the headrests. but, in the end it'd be alot less effort to go out and by a futura upwards interior. a wrecker shouldnt charge you too much for the lot.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:24 pm 
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Just get the futura seats as Mash85 said. Too much stuffing around involved otherwise.
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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:06 pm 
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i did this conversion mainly because the seats had cigarette burns and were blacker than night.

Stock EF GLi seats dont have the provisions for them.

Go out and get a futura or fairmont set.

if you are considering power windows then now is the time as you can match the door trims with the seats.

Watch out because where i worked they sold the drivers seat for $250. SO a whole set would cost about $500-$700. A rip if you ask me but i dont care because i got the whole set for $100

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:18 pm 
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I want to do this to my EL XR6...I have the futura rear seats...what I want to do it replace the rear XR6 seats with the futura ones...but also swapping the seat covers to keep them the same...then I want to put XR6 doughnut ones in the rear...thats where I have come to a halt...finding a pair of EL XR6 headrests is proving difficult!
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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:18 pm 
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the_scotsman wrote:
I want to do this to my EL XR6...I have the futura rear seats...what I want to do it replace the rear XR6 seats with the futura ones...but also swapping the seat covers to keep them the same...then I want to put XR6 doughnut ones in the rear...thats where I have come to a halt...finding a pair of EL XR6 headrests is proving difficult!


dont qoute me on this, but i dont think front headrests are interchangeable with the rears?

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:27 pm 
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Nah...they arent a perfect fit, but I tried it and they sit in there ok...its more for looks than practicality...
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Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:41 am 
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thanks everyone, will look into some at the wreckers and if not to expensive will go ahead and fit
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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:45 pm 
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ive got a gli, a friend of mine used to have a futura with the same interior trim as mine and the rear headrest if i could get hold of a set and the piece they clip into could i just cut holes in the top of my rear seats and fit them in that way or would it be easier to take the whole rear seat from a wrecker?
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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:55 pm 
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easier getting a new seat from a wrecker...
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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:52 am 
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Yeah get a Futura rear seat. The trim might match up (cannot be 100% sure).
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You'll find the EF GLI & Futura trims will match (pacman trim).

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:54 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
You'll find the EF GLI & Futura trims will match (pacman trim).


not often ill disagree with you, but my futura definately has different trim to the gli i had

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:11 pm 
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Mash85 wrote:
not often ill disagree with you, but my futura definately has different trim to the gli i had
That's okay Masher, I don't always get it right.
In this case you are correct - the gli gets a different cloth trim, with the centre cloth bits being different to the outers.
I might be thinking the EL's ?? My memory must be pretty bad . . . :oops:

One thing I don't forget - the vinyl seats in the taxi's were pretty attrocious. :shock:

 

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