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    I have a 62 GT that I am making into a daily driver. Has anyone ever added headrest to the stock seats.

  • #2
    The factory did!

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      The factory did!

      Miscreant adrift in
      the BerStuda Triangle


      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe

      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

        The factory did!
        But just try and find some! [}]


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        Clark in San Diego
        '63 F2/Lark Standard
        http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

        Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

          The factory did!
          But just try and find some! [}]


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          Clark in San Diego
          '63 F2/Lark Standard
          http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

          Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            I think I have a set, but you have to have the seats for them to go on. I have taken them to several swap meets but never could sell them.

            Leonard Shepherd
            http://leonardshepherd.com/

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            • #7
              I think I have a set, but you have to have the seats for them to go on. I have taken them to several swap meets but never could sell them.

              Leonard Shepherd
              http://leonardshepherd.com/

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              • #8
                I would like to use my original seats. I know some type of internal bracket would have to be made and the upholstery shop would have to do some work at the top. Just hate to trade out the seats and than have a lot of work to get them to match the back.
                quote:Originally posted by lstude

                I think I have a set, but you have to have the seats for them to go on. I have taken them to several swap meets but never could sell them.

                Leonard Shepherd
                http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                • #9
                  I would like to use my original seats. I know some type of internal bracket would have to be made and the upholstery shop would have to do some work at the top. Just hate to trade out the seats and than have a lot of work to get them to match the back.
                  quote:Originally posted by lstude

                  I think I have a set, but you have to have the seats for them to go on. I have taken them to several swap meets but never could sell them.

                  Leonard Shepherd
                  http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                  • #10
                    I've got ONE around here someplace. The seats they fit aren't special as far as I know, but you DO have to have THE correct headrest bracket to work with your seat.
                    The exposed part of the bracket ends up sitting on top of the seat back frame and secured to said same with two sheet metal screws (you have to drill the pilot holes for the screws). It's the lower end of the bracket that's critical - critical in that it has to have just the right "reach" ( length ) to catch and engage the big crosswire that makes up part of the seat back.
                    Rambler obviously used the same vendor for their headrests as the bracketry's the exact same style, but of a different length. I'm saying this because you could buy one thinking it was correct only to find out it wouldn't fit your particular application.

                    Miscreant adrift in
                    the BerStuda Triangle


                    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                    1960 Larkvertible V8
                    1958 Provincial wagon
                    1953 Commander coupe

                    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I've got ONE around here someplace. The seats they fit aren't special as far as I know, but you DO have to have THE correct headrest bracket to work with your seat.
                      The exposed part of the bracket ends up sitting on top of the seat back frame and secured to said same with two sheet metal screws (you have to drill the pilot holes for the screws). It's the lower end of the bracket that's critical - critical in that it has to have just the right "reach" ( length ) to catch and engage the big crosswire that makes up part of the seat back.
                      Rambler obviously used the same vendor for their headrests as the bracketry's the exact same style, but of a different length. I'm saying this because you could buy one thinking it was correct only to find out it wouldn't fit your particular application.

                      Miscreant adrift in
                      the BerStuda Triangle


                      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                      1960 Larkvertible V8
                      1958 Provincial wagon
                      1953 Commander coupe

                      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                      • #12
                        When in doubt, hot rod it out. I'd find a local trim shop that does some mild custom work. I've always been partial to the Chrysler headrests used between '68-'71. I wouldn't worry that much about it though, as your teeth will have a good bit on the steering wheel before you get whiplash.

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                        Tom - Valrico, FL

                        1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed

                        Tom - Bradenton, FL

                        1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                        1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                        • #13
                          When in doubt, hot rod it out. I'd find a local trim shop that does some mild custom work. I've always been partial to the Chrysler headrests used between '68-'71. I wouldn't worry that much about it though, as your teeth will have a good bit on the steering wheel before you get whiplash.

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                          Tom - Valrico, FL

                          1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed

                          Tom - Bradenton, FL

                          1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                          1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                          • #14
                            I have added a three point seat belt to the car. I have eaten a stearing wheel once, do not want to do that again. I like those headrest also. I have a place I may take it when I am at that point and have theem come up with something. They do a lot of custom work.
                            I have seen kits for early Mustang.
                            quote:Originally posted by Swifster

                            When in doubt, hot rod it out. I'd find a local trim shop that does some mild custom work. I've always been partial to the Chrysler headrests used between '68-'71. I wouldn't worry that much about it though, as your teeth will have a good bit on the steering wheel before you get whiplash.

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                            Tom - Valrico, FL

                            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed

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                            • #15
                              I have added a three point seat belt to the car. I have eaten a stearing wheel once, do not want to do that again. I like those headrest also. I have a place I may take it when I am at that point and have theem come up with something. They do a lot of custom work.
                              I have seen kits for early Mustang.
                              quote:Originally posted by Swifster

                              When in doubt, hot rod it out. I'd find a local trim shop that does some mild custom work. I've always been partial to the Chrysler headrests used between '68-'71. I wouldn't worry that much about it though, as your teeth will have a good bit on the steering wheel before you get whiplash.

                              ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Tom - Valrico, FL

                              1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed

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