Westy-interchangeable head rests? Years?

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Westy-interchangeable head rests? Years?

Post by Jivermo » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:11 pm

Will headrests from the front seats of a '79 fit my '78; anyone know? Are the two posts that slide down into the seat back the same diameters and distance apart-center to center?

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Re: Westy-interchangeable head rests? Years?

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:53 am

Jivermo wrote:Will headrests from the front seats of a '79 fit my '78; anyone know? Are the two posts that slide down into the seat back the same diameters and distance apart-center to center?
Yes. '74-79.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by Jivermo » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:15 am

Hmmm. Got the headrests in. The holes in the seat backs are smaller diameter than the tubes on the headrests, therefore a no go. Was there a second tube with a snap button that goes into the holes? The tubes on the headrests have what appears to be adjustment holes in them.

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:46 pm

Jivermo wrote:Hmmm. Got the headrests in. The holes in the seat backs are smaller diameter than the tubes on the headrests, therefore a no go. Was there a second tube with a snap button that goes into the holes? The tubes on the headrests have what appears to be adjustment holes in them.
There is a plastic grommet that keys into the seat frame and covers the nasty hole in the vinyl. Do the headrests have well-defined edges or are they big punching bags?
Big punching bags:
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Well defined:
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Here's a late model headrest with grommets:
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Here's a hole with the vinyl not installed:
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Re: Westy-interchangeable head rests? Years?

Post by Jivermo » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:15 pm

Well defined edges, exactly like the ones in the pic with the Allen wrench in it.

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Post by Amskeptic » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:33 pm

Jivermo wrote:Well defined edges, exactly like the ones in the pic with the Allen wrench in it.
I cleaned and lubricated my headrest posts for e-z slide action. The plastic grommets should not have any stray vinyl competing for hole real estate, that will jam the works.
Colin
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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