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Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:11 pm 
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buongiorno boys. im keen on the idea of having rear headrests in my EL GLi. i pressed around the top of the seats this arvo, feeling for holes for the headrests to just drop into but coulcnt find anything. maybe they go into the parcel shelf... anybody able to shed a bit of light on this extremely important issue? i cant have my precious backseat passengers having nowhere to place their heads.
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Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:17 pm 
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hi, the mounting brackets are not welded into the gli seats. you need futura/fairmont optioned rear seat frames. probably easier to find a set of futura /fairmont seats at wreckers than changing frames. craig
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Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:20 pm 
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thanks craig for clarifying. i was thinking it may have been something like that. damn pov packs... step by step i have to keep building mine up to a fairmont.
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Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:30 pm 
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it can be done,did so myself recently. i went to my local self serve wreckers and bought a pair of rear seat backs with headrests for $20 and have transferred the frames into my el xr8 rear seats as they didnt have back headrests. i found a rear pair of ed ghia leather donut headrests at same wreckers $20 and had them retrimmed to match the el fronts
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Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:57 pm 
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so whats the go? there is a seperate frame to get? i just thought that there would be holes in the seat to slot the headrests in. im on ebay now looking for fairmont seats.
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Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:58 pm 
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so whats the go? there is a seperate frame to get? i just thought that there would be holes in the seat to slot the headrests in. im on ebay now looking for some fairmont velour seats.
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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:01 am 
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hmmmmmm. au fairmont rear seats. i know u can fit the au fronts into an el with a bit of playin round with the bases but what about the rears? can they just drop strait in?
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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:10 am 
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yeah the rear seat uppers are different internal frame. i swapped my el xr material and foam onto the fairmont frames. dunno about au seats sorry
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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:15 am 
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oh yeh ok then. thanks craig :D off to the wreckers i go
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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:25 pm 
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AU rears ( mum's got an AU III Falcon ) have a humped design...no "separate" headrest

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:57 pm 
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EBIIexpress wrote:
AU rears ( mum's got an AU III Falcon ) have a humped design...no "separate" headrest


yeh i found one on ebay and thought it looked allright. im liking the fold down arm rest with built in drink holders. not sure wether they are a simple switch though.
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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:41 am 
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duderat wrote:
hmmmmmm. au fairmont rear seats. i know u can fit the au fronts into an el with a bit of playin round with the bases but what about the rears? can they just drop strait in?


Can be done but needs some mods and trim work done.

macxr8 fitted AU front and rear leather, here is some poor pictures I took of the rear seat conversion.

 

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:47 pm 
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oh yeh... hmmmmmmmm could be a project for the school holidays. thanks macca
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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:30 pm 
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Wowo--- Now you've got me almost buying some black leather AU XR8 seats that have been hit by deploying airbags......

Hope it wasn't too much work to get the seats fitting... I am handy with an angle grinder, but I leave the welding to someone who owns the equipment...

I think I'll buy them if the price is within my outstretched grasp....!....

(will have to pick up the pace of selling parts on auction sites...!)
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