[E-Type] Headrest Removal {Scanned}

I was able to successfully remove the headrests in my 1969 FHC by pulling
the headrests up “smartly and firmly”. It took a few tries with
increasing force, but the small metal clips that hold the shaft in place
gave way and compressed into the shaft with enough force. Be careful not to
hurt yourself or the headliner (if a FHC) when it comes loose.

Regards,

Paul M. Novak

1990 XJ-S Classic Collection convertible
1984 XJ6 Vanden Plas
1969 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe
1957 MK VIII Saloon
Ramona, CA
@Paul_M_Novak1----- Original Message -----
From: “Alan Shaw” arshaw1@mac.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Headrest Removal {Scanned}

In reply to a message from George Cohn sent Thu 25 Aug 2005:

We re-covers the seats in our S3 2+2, and as said above, the
headrest is secured by a nasty little sheet metal clip
reminiscent of an old-fashioned can opener. We had the
covering off of the seat back and even then it took some
doing to release the clip. I had to compress the clip
through the slot in the tube/shaft with a screw driver. If
you have a stout pair of needle nose pliers you might be able
to twist the clip sufficiently inside the shaft so as to slip
the clip out of the slot. Otherwise, the seat cover has to
come off.

Alan

The original message included these comments:

OK, I took a couple of quick shots of a spare headrest I had lying
around. Once you see it ‘‘naked’’, you should understand how to remove
it.


Alan Shaw '72 E-type 2+2 and Cirrus VK30 under construction

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Paul M. Novak wrote:

I was able to successfully remove the headrests in my 1969 FHC by pulling
the headrests up “smartly and firmly”. It took a few tries with
increasing force, but the small metal clips that hold the shaft in place
gave way and compressed into the shaft with enough force. Be careful not to
hurt yourself or the headliner (if a FHC) when it comes loose.

I once did that and ended up doing a juggling act as I attempted to keep
the headrest from hitting the ground! Was quite funny to see me jumping
around trying to catch the headrest and not get hurt.

George Cohn
'70 OTS

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out of curiousity,how did they go back in?
do they still work the same as before you pulled them----- Original Message -----
From: “George Cohn” gwcohn@simplybits.net
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Headrest Removal {Scanned}

Paul M. Novak wrote:

I was able to successfully remove the headrests in my 1969 FHC by pulling
the headrests up “smartly and firmly”. It took a few tries with
increasing force, but the small metal clips that hold the shaft in place
gave way and compressed into the shaft with enough force. Be careful not
to
hurt yourself or the headliner (if a FHC) when it comes loose.

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In reply to a message from George Shabatura sent Fri 26 Aug 2005:

I will be recovering my seat soon - I think I will just remove the
nasty little clip all together -

Do you think I will loose any points at concourse?

(that was a joke - because me going in a concourse would be a joke -
but that is another topic for another time when I am feeling
mischevious and fell like stokin the fires)–
Garrycol
Canberra ACT, Australia
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George,

Yes.  They went back in easily.  The clip was not damaged, it just

pushed in a bit due to the pull. My headrest have always been in a full
down position. I think they need to be raised up a bit, but mine
apparently can do that. I plan to fix that soon by inserting a pin or
plastic spacer into the rear of the headrest post so that it is held up a
bit. It’s on my list, just haven’t gotten to it.

Regards,

Paul M. Novak

1990 XJ-S Classic Collection convertible
1984 XJ6 Vanden Plas
1969 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe
1957 MK VIII Saloon
Ramona, CA
@Paul_M_Novak1----- Original Message -----
From: “George Shabatura” sweet72e@comcast.net
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Headrest Removal {Scanned}

out of curiousity,how did they go back in?
do they still work the same as before you pulled them

----- Original Message -----
From: “George Cohn” gwcohn@simplybits.net
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Headrest Removal {Scanned}

Paul M. Novak wrote:

I was able to successfully remove the headrests in my 1969 FHC by
pulling

the headrests up “smartly and firmly”. It took a few tries with
increasing force, but the small metal clips that hold the shaft in place
gave way and compressed into the shaft with enough force. Be careful
not

to
hurt yourself or the headliner (if a FHC) when it comes loose.

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Paul
guess I’m just a little leery of doing that
reminds me of when I changed hoses on my 69
pulled one off the radiator & the whole nipple come off
had to pull the radiator to have it fixed
on the positive side, I also had it recored & now it runs a lot cooler
think I’ll just wait till winter & pull the seats----- Original Message -----
From: “Paul M. Novak” pnovak@tmwireless.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 12:29 AM
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Headrest Removal {Scanned}

George,

Yes. They went back in easily. The clip was not damaged, it just
pushed in a bit due to the pull. My headrest have always been in a full
down position. I think they need to be raised up a bit, but mine
apparently can do that. I plan to fix that soon by inserting a pin or
plastic spacer into the rear of the headrest post so that it is held up a
bit. It’s on my list, just haven’t gotten to it.

Regards,

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You were sure lucky!!
If it had not come off there, you would have lost it on the highway 50 miles from home…
LLoyd

…of doing that

reminds me of when I changed hoses on my 69
pulled one off the radiator & the whole nipple come off
had to pull the radiator to have it …

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