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Old 03-16-2004, 06:18   #1 (permalink)
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E series head rests

I'm thinking about doing the interior up a bit, going for a bit of a comfort/sport mix rather than the wannabe grandpa car it is at the moment.

So the thought popped up; XR doughnut head rests, back and front seats. Obviously EB/ED XR front ones will fit right in, but what about the rear seats? EB/ED XRs didn't have rear head rests did they?

So my question; what head rests will fit in there? The lot will be done in Fairmont trim, so mis-matched fabric from the front ones won't be an issue.
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Old 03-16-2004, 06:36   #2 (permalink)
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Re: E series head rests

I too have had the same thought, just 2 things I'd like to know:

* would EB/ED XR headrests fit in the tops of EF seats (I'm assuming the stalk spacing is the same);

* Can the rear headrests of an EF Futura be removed as easily as the front seats? I dont want to go and gut them to find they wont come out.
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Re: E series head rests

EF/EL rear headrests do come out as easily as the fronts. Just twist the little 'wheel' thingy on one side. I have had my Fairmont ones out on many occasion, so the seats will fold down flat without hitting the front seats (I am tall and have the driver seat right back)
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ooooh I forgot, EB/ED Ghia head rests! Off to find a set now.
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Re: E series head rests

the EA-ED headrests have a larger diameter stalk to the EF/EL,, You need to drill out EF/EL seats to fit them.. With the smaller stalk I think they would not lock in into a EA-Ed
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Re: E series head rests

thanks tibbo, so apart from that they'll fit? Im just trying to work out whether the stalks are in the same position as the EF/L ones - i.e. they have the same amount of space between them.
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yep its the diameter of the stalk thats different
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keep in mind some wreckers may be kinda bastards when it comes to seperating head rests/seats.
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not so much a problem if you can find a wreck with bent seat frames or ripped fabric
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Re: E series head rests

To put them in the rear properly yopu will need a Fairmont Ghia seat, that has the holes for the slides.
Or you can just get a set of slides, glue them in, and put your headrests in.
I put EB XR rests in the back of my ED XR(only because they were the only open/donut ones i could get at the time).
I looks sweet, well worth the effort if done properly.
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