Lotus Elan

Headrests Elan S4

PostPost by: ROELAN » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:14 pm

I would like to fit headrests to my 69 S4 SE.
Has anyone done this successfully.
ROELAN
New-tral
 
Posts: 6
Joined: 08 Nov 2017
Location: Surrey

PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:00 pm

obtain a pair of Federal seats with built in head rests......I assume this as opposed to your low back OEM seats?
TED
"Driving a Lotus is a triumph of bravery over intelligence." Stirling Moss
"TaylorMadeClassicCars" on WWW and Facebook
tedtaylor
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 564
Joined: 09 Dec 2012
Location: South Jersey, USA

PostPost by: ROELAN » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:18 am

Thanks for your response , but I have recently had new seats. My wife has been ill and needs some head support.
I was hoping to add a headrest to the existing seat .
ROELAN
New-tral
 
Posts: 6
Joined: 08 Nov 2017
Location: Surrey

PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:28 am

It may not be your main concern but altering one of the most expensive components in your car won’t help the overall value etc.

I very much hope this is a temporary situation for your wife. Might I suggest an alternative idea that will be easy to reverse. Fit an aftermarket seat?? How about this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mazda-MX5-MK ... Sw4sNcKk45
Steve

Silence is Guildern; Duct Tape is Silver
User avatar
elanfan1
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1761
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Location: Cardiff in Welsh Wales

PostPost by: 69S4 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:56 am

You used to be able to get add on headrests that slid over the seatbacks - a bit like this -

https://picclick.co.uk/Classic-Car-Headrest-Slip-On-1960s-70s-VGC-302755097164.html

Anyone still make these?
Stuart Holding
Thame UK / Alpe D'Huez France
69 S4 FHC
69S4
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 957
Joined: 23 Sep 2004
Location: nr Oxford UK

PostPost by: Gray » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:43 pm

If you fit a Spyder roll cage you can fit headrests to it. The standard Spyder headrests are fairly basic, but I'm sure they could be adapted.
Gray
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 203
Joined: 27 Feb 2010
Location: Devon

PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:32 pm

Spyder roll bar. A very expensive piece of kit just to add headrests. They are quite insubstantial but work surprisingly welll

p1020247.jpg and

p1020248.jpg and
Kindest regards

Alan Thomas
User avatar
Spyder fan
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2400
Joined: 11 Jun 2009
Location: Kent country & Sussex seaside UK

PostPost by: ROELAN » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:29 pm

Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I will try the slip on headrest route.
ROELAN
New-tral
 
Posts: 6
Joined: 08 Nov 2017
Location: Surrey

PostPost by: Gray » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:12 pm

I remember the slip on ones from lifts in cars in the 60s, they were not very good as far as I recall. Hopefully more modern ones are better.
Gray
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 203
Joined: 27 Feb 2010
Location: Devon

PostPost by: Coupe » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:50 am

Purchased a 60’s slip over headrest for the passenger seat some years ago for £5 at a car boot sale.
Attachments
eb231a20-2354-4a19-b814-1910085cabf7.jpeg and
User avatar
Coupe
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 255
Joined: 28 Oct 2007
Location: Suffolk

PostPost by: 2tmike » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:25 pm

A pair of basic slip on headrests on fleabay at the moment, search lotus elan
2tmike
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 16
Joined: 09 Oct 2018
Location: UK

PostPost by: pereirac » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:13 am

This might do? Might not be a silly price either?

https://ebay.us/l3SizY

Carl
Carl

72 Elan Sprint
87 Excel SE
97 Alpina B10

http://www.lotuselan.co.uk
User avatar
pereirac
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1131
Joined: 01 Oct 2003
Location: Cambridgeshire

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests