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Old 11-10-2011, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Roll Bar mounted headrest

Looking for a source to purchase a drivers side roll bar mounted headrest for Mk-III Cobra two inch diameter bar.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cobra Earl (CobraEarl.com - Creature Comfort FFR Parts) makes one. Dark Water Custom was working on a design but I don't know if he's got it ready to market yet.

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Old 11-11-2011, 12:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Try Breeze

Mine came from Breeze Automotive, but I don't know if they still have them. I'd call Mark & ask him. Very nice product, as is all of his stuff!

They are also a vendor, here, too.

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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+1000 for Cobra Earls- they work, are removable, and are comfy.

I also like how the headrest would break before my head breaks (Vs. one made with a steel back plate).

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Old 11-17-2011, 12:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not knocking any other product or design, but I'm fairly certain Cobra Earls is the only one that actually covers the roll bar tubes and not sits between them. I have his and it is removable with very strong Velcro straps. It works great, comfortable, and is quickly removed for that proper roll bar look at shows.

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Old 11-17-2011, 02:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I saw this at LCS earlier this year. I don't know who sells it, or if it was home-made. I liked it enough to take some photos.



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I made these small round headrests a couple years ago, but never used them and have no idea what I did with them. (that happens when you get old!)

No pics of the finished product, just these mockups. I made the brackets out of heavy aluminum and attached them to the bars with industrial velcro. Made the pad out of 3/4" hardwood, put 1" thick foam on it and covered the whole thing with fake leather. When I was all done, I realized I didn't really like the look of headrests on these cars. To each his own.





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As mentioned, Breeze used to supply this headrest, but I couldn't find it on his site just now:

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Joe, that was my car at LCS. All of my accidents on the street have been where I have been rear ended. I wanted a way to protect my head from the roll bar, so I fabricated the one you showed. The basic design uses 1/4" aluminum plate with roll bar padding covered with foam and leather. I am trying to get some covers sewn that more closely match the ribbing of the seats. I'll keep you posted.
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These are mine:





There were made by a builder in Galt CA but I think that they would be easy to replicate. They use the "X-brace" from Finishline, an aluminum plate, two motorcycle handlebar mirror mounts, some foam, wood for a base and vinyl.

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Joe, that was my car at LCS. All of my accidents on the street have been where I have been rear ended. I wanted a way to protect my head from the roll bar, so I fabricated the one you showed. The basic design uses 1/4" aluminum plate with roll bar padding covered with foam and leather. I am trying to get some covers sewn that more closely match the ribbing of the seats. I'll keep you posted.
lol.. It's a small world..

What type of metal did you use to wrap around the rollbars?
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Any more pictures of head rest ?
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I attached mine with 2" stainless exhaust clamps
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