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  • Fabricating new headrests

    As the monitors are too big for the headrests, I decided to fabricate othere headrests that would fit the monitors I got from Armen (Thanks again!).
    As I couldn't find any Ford headrests, I got some random ones wich I stripped leaving me with only the metal bar.


    This is how they turned out:


    Attached Files
    Renault Megane...the OEM look

    The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

  • #2
    As the distance between the bars was too small, I gave them to a friend of mine and he welded a pice of metal between.
    Attached Files
    Renault Megane...the OEM look

    The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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    • #3
      This is the original headrest:
      Attached Files
      Renault Megane...the OEM look

      The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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      • #4
        Here you can see that the headrest was too small for the monitor to fit. I've read Altimat's tutorial for small headrests, but these were too small for that.
        Attached Files
        Renault Megane...the OEM look

        The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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        • #5
          I then cut other 2 pieces of MDF for the front of the headrest, and attached it to the frame. I don't really trust glue, so I used screws.
          Attached Files
          Renault Megane...the OEM look

          The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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          • #6
            I used two pieces of thin wood to attach the monitor shroud to the frame.
            Attached Files
            Renault Megane...the OEM look

            The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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            • #7
              Time for the foam to be applied. So I made an MDF box for the foam to expand in.
              Attached Files
              Renault Megane...the OEM look

              The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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              • #8
                Foam applied:
                Attached Files
                Renault Megane...the OEM look

                The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                • #9
                  interesting..

                  that expanda foam won't be too soft of ur head?
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                  • #10
                    Damn, nice work so far!! Those monitors kick *** too!!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by djmickyg
                      interesting..

                      that expanda foam won't be too soft of ur head?

                      No, actually it's quite perfect. A bit hard, but that's how I'd like a headrest to be. The original ones are a little bit softer though.




                      Thanks Edrex!
                      Renault Megane...the OEM look

                      The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                      • #12
                        I don't like this foam. Almost 30 hours and it still isn't dry in the inside.
                        Edit: should've applied it in layers.
                        This is what it looked like when it was dry.
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                        Renault Megane...the OEM look

                        The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                        • #13
                          You gotta run that foam in layers if you want it to dry, even if you apply it in layers and give it half an hour or so between shots it'll get enough air to expand and breathe. It'll dry eventually, unless you got a bad can of foam. Try putting it in the oven on LOW for an hour or so.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Dave, thought of putting it in layers, but then again I'll be busy for a couple of days, so maybe it will dry by it self. From time to time I make a hole in the foam for it to breath inside.
                            Nice suggestion, but the oven is the last place I'll put something like that!

                            I then cut it to shape. Everything will be covered in soft foam, but right where the head will be, I've put in a bit more.
                            Attached Files
                            Renault Megane...the OEM look

                            The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                            • #15
                              This is not done yet. The monitor isn't fitten properly, as well as the screen. This is not the actual cover, but a rough one I made so I'd get an ideea. It will be covered in fabric.
                              Attached Files
                              Renault Megane...the OEM look

                              The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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