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I found these at the bottom of  a bin of interior and seat parts I recently bought.  Not even sure they are BMW parts.  Any input will be appreciated 

 

tia

 

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40 minutes ago, joysterm said:

I found these at the bottom of  a bin of interior and seat parts I recently bought.  Not even sure they are BMW parts.  Any input will be appreciated 

 

tia

 

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Maybe underside trim for a 1969 through 1974 headrest?

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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8 minutes ago, Conserv said:

 

Maybe underside trim for a 1969 through 1974 headrest?

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

Ah...maybe,  they are 16 3/4" in length .

 

Thanks Steve

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That would be a wide-a55 headrest!

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18 minutes ago, otisdog said:

That would be a wide-a55 headrest!

 

Pre-1975-76 style.

 

Yep, here are some photos from my restoration of the ‘73’s spare front seats. They’re held in place by five chrome-headed screws each. And, yes, they are made from flimsy metal that bends, dents, and pits easily! 😯

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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Yep,

 

for the undersides of pre-72 headrests (on EURO cars). Were switched to two smaller plastic parts for some years before the later E21-ish seats arrived.

 

Best regards, Lars.

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My apologies...had no idea (obviously) that those headrests are so wide. Will defer to the boards vast knowledge and insight in the future....

Better to not open your mouth....

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Thanks guys for the info. It never ceases to amaze me the answers to ones questions are just a few key strokes away.  

 

These  bits will now be passed along to see another day, rather than getting tossed.

 

Regards,

 

Mike

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3 hours ago, LarsAlpina said:

Yep,

 

for the undersides of pre-72 headrests (on EURO cars). Were switched to two smaller plastic parts for some years before the later E21-ish seats arrived.

 

Best regards, Lars.

 

15 hours ago, Conserv said:

 

Pre-1975-76 style.

 

Yep, here are some photos from my restoration of the ‘73’s spare front seats. They’re held in place by five chrome-headed screws each. And, yes, they are made from flimsy metal that bends, dents, and pits easily! 😯

 

 

 

I must confess my memory has failed me miserably. I checked some pics of my original  71 interior and I found this,IMG_0207.thumb.jpg.8a7e1ea8a5e5d625575dad8ee04e53d9.jpg

 

So my apologies for the post when I had the info at hand all along.  Thank you for your indulgance once again.. 

 

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5 hours ago, LarsAlpina said:

Yep,

 

for the undersides of pre-72 headrests (on EURO cars). Were switched to two smaller plastic parts for some years before the later E21-ish seats arrived.

 

Best regards, Lars.

 

So there is a Euro versus U.S. difference here, Lars. And....for the first time, the U.S. customers didn’t get the short end of the stick. We continued to get flimsy chrome-plated metal while the rest of the world got...plastic!

 

The three trim pieces in my photo came off seats with 1972 manufacturing dates, per their dated seat inspection cards: one June 1972 (from a 1972 model tii, VIN 2762204, I parted ca. 1974) and two October 1972 (one for my 1973 model tii, VIN 2762757, the other for a car of unknown model and VIN). All three, of course, pre-date the increase in the headrest support diameter that occurred early in the 1973 calendar year, well...at least for U.S.-spec cars.

 

I don’t know if these chromed trim pieces survived the 1973 switchover to the larger headrest supports and the “eared” headrests. 😯

 

Below are the Rentrop (PARA) tags from the June 20, 1972 (“20. 6. 72”) seat and one, October 12, 1972 (“12. 10. 72”), of the October seats.

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Conserv said:

 

So there is a Euro versus U.S. difference here, Lars. The three in my photo came off seats with 1972 manufacturing dates, per their dated seat inspection cards: one June 1972 (from a 1972 model tii, VIN 2762204, I parted ca. 1974) and two October 1972 (one for my 1973 model tii, VIN 2762757, the other for a car of unknown model and VIN). All three, of course, pre-date the increase in the headrest support diameter that occurred early in the 1973 calendar year, well...at least for U.S.-spec cars.

 

I don’t know if these chromed trim pieces survived the 1973 switchover to the larger headrest supports and the “eared” headrests. 😯

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

 

Hey Steve, no sure this info will add to the conversation or not but my car was a late 71 production date (2580042). I am still trying to hunt down the dealers invoice as there was a number of items added to the car prior to the OO taking possession in Feb 72.

 

I have a few pics of the seats, but can  not the pic with the seats tag,  but recall  them being made  Sept. of the same year (or thereabouts)

 

Mike

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