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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:47 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:This is what is in sIde our headrest . A very large metal bracket cage please see pictures .

So project on hold now as I have to have a think so far in costs £35 headrests and £13 2 meters of grey leather . But I had a go and the headrest were not damaged in the attempt.

That's too bad, it looks like your only option is to recover a set of fishnets. I see from your photos that you've already bought the leather material, so you're already good to go.

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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:56 pm

Yes but it would be more easy to re dye I think , the ones for £35 on eBay are felt type also the other ones are £200 what is a lot for a mad thought . But I am now looking at Mk1 galaxy headrests so dream not over yet .

Watch this space .

One thing is the headrest are really well made I bet they are not like that now I know back in the late 80s I went on a driving defence course and they said that if we ever ended up in water with the car filling or in a RTA we can use headrest to smash the glass as they have pointed ends . First time since then I have ever looked .
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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby Not_Anumber » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:47 am

Early 1980's base spec Sierra / Mk3 Escort headrests might be an easier starting point as they were just a 4 sided frame. Theses were fairly hard and uncomfortable things, definitely there for safety rather than any thought of comfort hence the higher spec cars all had standard type headrests and these were dropped altogether after a few years.

Think of them a skeleton version of a fishnet headrest, just add padding, cover in leather or vinyl and a net and theyd probably do the job.

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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby Not_Anumber » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:32 am

Even something like this might be potentially modifiable, though they would need the frames to be made taller before any other work could be done.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LDV-Convoy-M ... :rk:4:pf:0

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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:49 am

1st thanks for the link but I think and hope I have a set on there way already done , but yes I notice a few head rests what are square , but OMG the head rest I have they are made so well even the foam padding is full on but that massive metal cage is solid . They really made stuff then to last not like we get in cars of today .
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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:47 pm

Here’s this weeks attemt of

whats in the Tin

Not A very good image I uploaded in 1080i but it looks poor to me .

And next week I will be doing some lucky magic tricks , Capri related .

https://youtu.be/6aUdtaOeKsU

[YouTube]https://youtu.be/6aUdtaOeKsU[/YouTube]
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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:36 pm

The Bad Detectives..... :D

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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby dan the capri fan » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:08 pm

I've got 1 original capri S fishnet headrest in black vinyl. I was thinking of selling it as I can't find another to match it and they go for silly money now. I did plan to dye the vinyl dark Gray to match my early 2.8i blue check Recaro's I've got. But I think I might just stick with the original solid headrests which I have loads of spare pairs of. :)
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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:16 pm

These have resurfaced for sale....again !!!! Think its 3/4 yrs they been doing the rounds now but the good thing is the seller has not put the price up in all this time... :lol:

https://www.classicandsportscar.com/cla ... ts/5183604
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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby andyd » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:13 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:These have resurfaced for sale....again !!!! Think its 3/4 yrs they been doing the rounds now but the good thing is the seller has not put the price up in all this time... :lol:

https://www.classicandsportscar.com/cla ... ts/5183604

Good price, really surprised they haven't sold :sarcasmalert:

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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby D366Y » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:14 pm

andyd wrote:
Fordoholic Nick wrote:These have resurfaced for sale....again !!!! Think its 3/4 yrs they been doing the rounds now but the good thing is the seller has not put the price up in all this time... :lol:

https://www.classicandsportscar.com/cla ... ts/5183604

Good price, really surprised they haven't sold :sarcasmalert:


Love this extract from the ad;
"BUYER COLLECTS AND NO TIME WASTERS OR NO BARGAIN HUNTERS , NO OFFERS AS STATED, VERY SERIOUS INQUIRIES."

Who wants to message the seller and say "I'm very serious, but wanted to check you were serious as well as the price suggests you aren't"

:lol:

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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby andyd » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:21 pm

D366Y wrote:
Love this extract from the ad;
"BUYER COLLECTS AND NO TIME WASTERS OR NO BARGAIN HUNTERS , NO OFFERS AS STATED, VERY SERIOUS INQUIRIES."

Who wants to message the seller and say "I'm very serious, but wanted to check you were serious as well as the price suggests you aren't"

:lol:

Yes I laughed at that too!

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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:04 pm

andyd wrote:
D366Y wrote:
Love this extract from the ad;
"BUYER COLLECTS AND NO TIME WASTERS OR NO BARGAIN HUNTERS , NO OFFERS AS STATED, VERY SERIOUS INQUIRIES."

Who wants to message the seller and say "I'm very serious, but wanted to check you were serious as well as the price suggests you aren't"

:lol:

Yes I laughed at that too!


:lol: Nice one Danny. :applaud:

Do you dare me to ask him for a photo of the Capri that comes with the headrests :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby D366Y » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:22 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote: :lol: Nice one Danny. :applaud:

Do you dare me to ask him for a photo of the Capri that comes with the headrests :shock: :lol: :lol:



I'm tempted!! :lol:

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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:58 pm

The advert doesn't seem to be there any more. Perhaps they've sold...... :)

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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby D366Y » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:40 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:The advert doesn't seem to be there any more. Perhaps they've sold...... :)

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I'd be seriously surprised!

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Re: Fish net head rests

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:47 pm

D366Y wrote:I'd be seriously surprised!

I'd be amazed!
Even the seller must realise by now that he's flogging a dead horse. Not literally, he's selling headrests, but you know what I mean! :)

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