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Head rests #648012
02/07/20 11:12 AM
02/07/20 11:12 AM
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Scotland
Varedo Offline OP
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Hi folks, this is my first post. Wanting to introduce myself. I have just bought my eightth Morgan, a 1999 narrow body 4/4 1800 Zetec. It has the "tombstone" headrests and I am considering getting slimmer ones retrimmed as my interior is a unique St. James red. Does anyone know the origin of those more modern headrests? I was lookiing at Triumph Spitfire ones and they looked dead similar. Also, would anyone here be interested purchasing mine if and when this actually happens?

Just wanted to attach the image and the file manager says the limit would be 0,001MB? 1999?


1999 narrow-body Morgan 4/4
Indigo blue
St. James Red leather
Re: Head rests [Re: Varedo] #648020
02/07/20 11:41 AM
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Varedo, welcome to TM

In the past some have found that MG ones fit, but if you want to maintain the proper factory look you may be able to get your local Morgan dealer to order a pair of untrimmed ones from the factory for your local trimmer to finish with the correct leather


Jon M
Re: Head rests [Re: Varedo] #648042
02/07/20 12:15 PM
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The MG/BL head restraints are not quite the same shape, but the stalks are the same.


DaveW
2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
2016 Saffron Yellow (Narrow) AR Plus 4
Re: Head rests [Re: Varedo] #648043
02/07/20 12:16 PM
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I am sure Allon White would oblige at a cost.


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2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1
Re: Head rests [Re: Varedo] #648060
02/07/20 12:59 PM
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Varedo Offline OP
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I am sure everyone would oblige at a cost. I like the idea of getting untrimmed ones from the factory, nice idea. And no, the MG ones are slightly wrong in shape, I thin the Spitfire ones are as close as possible without using the original. But as I have to retrim anway, I will see if I can get the factory to come up with something.


1999 narrow-body Morgan 4/4
Indigo blue
St. James Red leather
Re: Head rests [Re: Varedo] #648066
02/07/20 01:17 PM
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Suffolk, England
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Re: Head rests [Re: Varedo] #648250
03/07/20 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Varedo
Hi folks, this is my first post. Wanting to introduce myself. I have just bought my eightth Morgan, a 1999 narrow body 4/4 1800 Zetec. It has the "tombstone" headrests and I am considering getting slimmer ones retrimmed as my interior is a unique St. James red. Does anyone know the origin of those more modern headrests? I was lookiing at Triumph Spitfire ones and they looked dead similar. Also, would anyone here be interested purchasing mine if and when this actually happens?

Just wanted to attach the image and the file manager says the limit would be 0,001MB? 1999?

Welcome to the forum.
For images the two photo gallery forums work fairly well but many use third party image hosting to store photos that will be included in posts.

Have a look at https://www.tm-img.com/page/ifu


Peter

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Re: Head rests [Re: Varedo] #648683
05/07/20 05:50 AM
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I replaced mine as I didnt like the brick look.

I bought some old MG ones off ebay and re-trimmed them.
Note - MG headrest post seem to be a tad over size so I had to file them down somewhat to fit in the tunnel. IMO its worthwhile mod as the tombestone ones look like awful ( no offence, just my opinion )

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Re: Head rests [Re: Varedo] #648693
05/07/20 06:32 AM
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Köln Germany
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I like very much what you have reached with your head rests, Bonesie.


'14 4/4 graphite grey
Re: Head rests [Re: Varedo] #648734
05/07/20 09:58 AM
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They look really good.


JohnV6
2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1
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