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Postby nutty but nice » 09 Dec 2005, 21:28

I have to say i got excruciating pain in my neck & shoulders from driving to college yesterday, absolutly hated the first drive of the kadett there but maybe on the exit to the college when i left the roundabout sideways :D made me cheer up abit.

I cant believe the original owner survived without a radio for 22yrs :shock:

I bought some manta seats with kadett subframes today as i cant take it any longer. How do you lot put up with seats without head rests & dont go above your shoulders :?:
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Postby Miss Icey » 09 Dec 2005, 21:39

:lol:

I know the feeling - low backs kill me! I had them in the mini, and it was killer, in the end Wilson kindly bought me some nice bucket seats for Christmas last year!

The low backs in the Chevette aren't too bad - just get a killer neck - picking up our new seats soon - then the Chevette will be perfect :lol:
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Postby Doive » 10 Dec 2005, 00:36

Hmm, I've driven many miles with my seats and have to say the only time I've missed the headrests was at a particularly slow set of traffic lights where I went to lean back and relax. Ended up resting on the B pillar. In the interests of safety I would seriously consider uprating to higher backed chairs, been rear ended in the Astra by a Picasso, and even with head restraints that hurt properly. I can't begin to imagine the damage without head restraints.
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Postby Shellysowner » 10 Dec 2005, 00:39

... and there's no need to change seats either! They should already have the slots in for head restraints (not completely sure about Kadetts but definitely on Chevettes). All you need is the plastic tubey bits plus the head restraints themselves - and some from many of the other '80s Vauxhalls will probably fit.
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Postby Doive » 10 Dec 2005, 00:42

Oh they do? I really liked the headrests on my Cavalier, the classic Vauxhall square style with the hole in them. Not sure if they will fit the chevette seat backs, or indeed if they ever came trimmed in orange!
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Postby Shellysowner » 10 Dec 2005, 00:45

Well my head restraints (which are grey, sadly) came from the one and only Chevette I've ever seen in the scrappie. The seats are the originals though... although there is a slight folding forward problem though (the head restraint restricts the seat from going all the way forward). It'll only stop your granny from getting in the back though so its not a huge issue :lol:
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Postby Neilyman » 10 Dec 2005, 00:48

I did the same thing with my MK2 Astra years ago, I wanted headrests on the rear seats....took the tubes etc from the fronts in a scrappy, holes were under the cloth, just slit the seat & tap the tubes in...et voila!
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Postby Tortron » 10 Dec 2005, 01:21

this is correct, allso have you seen the 70's period accessory of an attatchable head rest for any seat? could be an interesting alternative provided you cant find the proper one.

i acctually prefer lowback seats, expecially when i tie my hair back so i can acctually see the road, i end up sitting on it which is rater uncomfortable
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Postby nutty but nice » 13 Dec 2005, 22:27

My kadett seats dont have any holes or fixings un the foam, i kindly lobbed them into the dustcart i feel better now. Not sure about the standard position i have my arms nearly outstretched but the seats quite close, wish they had adjustable steering wheels. Should be ok hopefully with the new steering wheel & boss dont like that truck wheel at all.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 13 Dec 2005, 23:57

Sounds like you feel the same as me about the seating position; we fitted deep dish steering wheels to all the rally cars, makes it a lot better.
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Postby jifop » 14 Dec 2005, 09:43

i have kaddett high backs for mine!
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Postby nutty but nice » 14 Dec 2005, 16:38

Yer i just got my manta boss through just now but the holes are just out when lining up:(

I did try it on with the wheel just resting on the boss and it feels alot closer than being outstretched, going to just have to go to halfords i guess.
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