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#227694 - 06/07/05 12:13 PM Removing headrests  
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How do you remove the headrests from seats in our cars? Never attempted it before....


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#227695 - 06/07/05 12:32 PM Re: Removing headrests  
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Use a dull hacksaw blade. Don't pull the headrest all the way to the top though. Slide in the blade and you will feel the mechanism engage/disengage as to slide it in. Then pull up on the headrest and blade together and it will simple slide out. HTH


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#227696 - 06/07/05 08:48 PM Re: Removing headrests  
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#227697 - 06/08/05 12:54 AM Re: Removing headrests  
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Are you ready to change them in Decatur Paul?


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#227698 - 06/08/05 04:07 AM Re: Removing headrests  
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Long story, my SS isn't coming \:\( . I told Brian the sob story of my motor and how its taking forever to get fixed(IMO should of taken maybe 2 weeks, took well over a month) so I'm taking the LS again .

So the SS's headrests are still in the car, but was curious to possibly have them removed by JLP since the car is at his place, about 1.5 hours away from here...but he has his hands full getting his 79' ready and is leaving tommorow already so its understandable he can't get to it \:\) .

Not what I envisioned or planned for the Nats a couple months ago but I will be there and still have a good time, hopefully next time I go I have my SS :rolleyes: .


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#227699 - 06/09/05 01:48 AM Re: Removing headrests  
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Hmm, we've tried removing a set last week with no luck. Guess not having them all the way up could help.

Rodney's headrests are in Kyle's car right now and if we can figure out how to remove them you can have them.....on Sunday ;\) . We'll bring a few blades along.

See ya in Decatur!


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#227700 - 06/09/05 11:51 AM Re: Removing headrests  
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Or I'll just swipe the seats when you aren't looking :p \:D .


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-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#227701 - 06/09/05 03:47 PM Re: Removing headrests  
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#227702 - 06/09/05 04:05 PM Re: Removing headrests  
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Are you going to be at the NMCOA nats? If so we can pratice on a few seats. I've tried three times on different seats and cannot get any headrest to come out!


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#227703 - 06/09/05 07:24 PM Re: Removing headrests  
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#227704 - 09/18/05 02:10 AM Re: Removing headrests  
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About to finally try to swap out the headrests...anyone with a good answer? I will try to use something to stick down the headrest but we'll see.


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#227705 - 09/18/05 11:08 AM Re: Removing headrests  
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Quote:
Originally posted by mannblk:
Use a dull hacksaw blade. Don't pull the headrest all the way to the top though. Slide in the blade and you will feel the mechanism engage/disengage as to slide it in. Then pull up on the headrest and blade together and it will simple slide out. HTH
Well that pretty much it. You need to go in from the front of the headrest. I removed a set a few weeks ago using a bent butter knife (90*) that I made just for the job, and they came right out.


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#227706 - 09/18/05 11:44 PM Re: Removing headrests  
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Got them done today, was pretty easy. Used a steak knife with bendy blade to get the first latch loose, then a long hacksaw blade to get the other one to set them free. \:\)


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF 2004r-7.5" 3.42
-81'Grand LeMans Safari Wagon 3.8 2bbl/200C/2.73
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#227707 - 09/21/05 06:00 AM Re: Removing headrests  
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What did you replace the ones you had with?? Pics.. Pics.. Pics \:D


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