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Beyond the getting rear ended and jacking up your neck, I've been thinking about something like this...

 

https://procarbyscat.com/product/rally-lowback/

 

I don't know that the high back seat I have right now (Recaro SRD / Speed) is doing it for me...

 

Other seats that would be an option?  Need something with some lateral support, so probably not stock seats.

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Yes, I like seats without headrest but not that one...
Scheel 400, any Recaro GRP Shell until 74ish, any Scheel GRP shell are good options.

If originals are too expensive the d'eser repops are kind of okay.

 

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Quadriplegia.  It's not just a Who album any more.

 

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HANS, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

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I don't think this is a sensible idea, just think about the consequences, it is absolutely not worth the risk!

sorry to sound all preachy but a neck injury is pretty serious.

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On 6/3/2019 at 3:17 AM, SydneyTii said:

I don't think this is a sensible idea, just think about the consequences, it is absolutely not worth the risk!

sorry to sound all preachy but a neck injury is pretty serious.

 

Yes, but....if you have a pre-1969 example, you have no headrests and you probably drive the car the same as you would a later headrest-equipped car. So installing headrest-free seats is “going retro” with respect to one particular aspect of safety....

 

We’re grown-ups and we make choices, some to forego safety. I have a very original 1961 Ford F-350 pickup. I added seat belts to it when I restored it — yes, wiseguys, of course they’re restored period belts — but with metal dash, metal doors, non-collapsible steering column and the steering wheel pressed back against the driver, I substantially increase my risk of injury every time I fire it up!

 

(Of course, with its 5.13 diff, it’s only likely to exceed 65 mph if it falls off a high cliff.... 😯😋😉)

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

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21 hours ago, Conserv said:

We’re grown-ups

You speak for yourself.....?

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3 hours ago, SydneyTii said:

You speak for yourself.....?

 

Ah Steve, it's ok.  I think he's talking there being a difference between age and maturity- all of us have aged, only some of us have matured.

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My '67 CS doesn't have headrests and, like Toby infers, I've mentioned to several folks that in a bad wreck, I'll likely end up like Dale Earnhardt.... or worse, a paraplegic.  

 

I do think about such things...

 

 

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9 hours ago, irdave said:

 

Ah Steve, it's ok.  I think he's talking there being a difference between age and maturity- all of us have aged, only some of us have matured.

Maturity..... I should be so lucky😜

I think I missed that bus🙄

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2 minutes ago, SydneyTii said:

Maturity..... I should be so lucky😜

I think I missed that bus🙄

 

Leave maturity for your cheese. 

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51 minutes ago, Simeon said:

 

Leave maturity for your cheese. 

Good point!😂

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Aesthetically, I love seats without headrests. In general they just look better/more proper in our cars.

 

But driving mine on the streets with the rest of these disrespectful distracted imbeciles means I have to make certain sacrifices. I know that while I may not have airbags or crumple zones, at least my neck won't break in half when my head snaps back in an accident.

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