T-6 seat, headrest mount placement

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Tom Wavrin
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T-6 seat, headrest mount placement

#1 Post by Tom Wavrin » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:37 pm

I would very much appreciate the approximate measurement for the placement of the headrest bracket mounts on the seat backs.
From the sides and from the seat top. Thank you.
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Re: T-6 seat, headrest mount placement

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:19 pm

Tom, you should be able to feel the tabs for the headrest brackets. I used a small pin to locat tge screw holes. I'd give you measurements but my car is in final reassembly offsite. I think you might be able to Google the topic as well.
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Re: T-6 seat, headrest mount placement

#3 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:31 pm

Tom: Google "installing 356 Porsche head rests".
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Re: T-6 seat, headrest mount placement

#4 Post by Brad Ripley » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:10 pm

Right there in your Workshop Manual, last page
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T-6 seat, headrest mount placement

#5 Post by Tom Wavrin » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:17 pm

Brad and Mike:
I had never seen the headrest page in my work manual - thanks, Brad!
I also did the google search and found the link to the the Rivnut method of securing the mounting brackets. I like the idea but not the look.

I had traded a bunch of parts from past restorations that I no longer needed for this pair of headrests. I had leftover leather and thought I might install them after re-chroming the brackets. The mounts are in excellent shape. The screws are in good shape, too, but can't verify they are original ones. Will see if I'm brave enough to proceed with drilling the tabs...

Thanks for your help.
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#6 Post by Brad Ripley » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:35 pm

The holes in the brackets are not threaded but are to accept a sheet metal screw. A DIN 7973 is a sheet metal screw.

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Re: T-6 seat, headrest mount placement

#7 Post by Robert Vaughan » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:52 pm

Brad is saying put away the drill. The holes are already there.

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#8 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:55 pm

Brad and Robert are correct; the holes are already there. If the seats were going to be recovered, another option is to weld hex nuts to the bracket and use oval head machine screws rather than sheet metal screws as they are a bit more secure. Also, gussets can be welded to the tabs to strengthen them. But remember, they are head rests, not head restraints.
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Re: T-6 seat, headrest mount placement

#9 Post by Tom Wavrin » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:38 pm

Were the headrest bracket mounting screws used by the factory in 1962 a slotted or Phillips head? Thanks!
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#10 Post by Brad Ripley » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:19 am

See and read parts list above. Then, go to: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=DIN+7973&*

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T-6 seat, headrest mount placement

#11 Post by Tom Wavrin » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:07 pm

Brad, thank you for the information and the links. Exactly the details I needed.
Tom, Reg # 10576, Oregon
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