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1967 Chevelle SS bench seat with headrests

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I am restoring a 67 Chevelle SS. It is at the body shop right now getting ready to be painted. I am looking for a front bench seat for it with headrests. I have looked in several junkyards but they are all picked over. Does any one know where I can find one? The car has Mustang bucket seats and they gotta go. Thanks

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67s did not come standard with head rests.....They may have been an option, but I have never seen any....Headrests became standard in 69, I believe.....My 68s didn't have them either.
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1967 Chevelle SS front bench seat with headrest

I am still looking for a bench seat for my 67 Chevelle. My first 67 had head rests and It looked so much nicer than no headrests. Anybody know where I can find one?
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unfortunately the '67s did not come with headrest and I dont believe they were an option... But I believe in '69 or '70 they did so if you want headrests, I would try for the later seat
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You are correct that headrests were not standard in 67 and 68, but some of the 67 and 68 seats already had the tubes welded to the frames, and the dealer could just cut holes in the seat upholstery to retrofit headrests without taking the seat cover off. It would not be hard to figure out if the tubes were there, you should be able to feel the tops of them through the seat cover. Just to make sure, I would open up the seat cover and verify that the tube was there. Then, of course, you would need to find the correct headrest to fit the seat.
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Wow! Didnt know that you could get headrests in '67... I learned something today thanks
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I'm not sure you can either. I said "some seats". I have seen 1967 Chevelle bucket seats that have headrests, but I don't know if that applies to the Chevelle bench seats or not. My guess is that it would, but I don't know for sure.


Here's an update on this question. I did some looking and found THIS PLACE that is offering headrest covers for the 1966 and 1967 Chevelle, along with other "A" body cars. So........apparently headrest tubes were welded into the Chevelle seat frames.
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My Dad bought brand new a 1967 Chevy Malibu 2 door hardtop and it had headrests. I do not know if they were added at the dealership or not.

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Headrests were mandated for all cars after january 1 1969. So 1969 models made in 1968 did not come with them unless it was optioned with them.
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67chevelle front bench seat

I have a front split bench seat out of my 67 chevelle that is the original seat without headrest. I removed the seat and installed bucket seats. The bench is in great shape and is allready covered in black. I also have a extra seat of bucket seats for a 67 chevelle call me if interested *** *** ****.

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Headrests were an option on the bench seats in 66, 67, and 68.

My July 66 built 66 Elky had headrests with a bench seat.
(sorry----that seat is long gone)

The tubes are not in the seats (buckets) unless the seats had headrests.

The tubes and headrest were welded in on the line I would guess.
The buckets I appropriated from a 68 Gran Sport had no headrests, and the tubes were not welded in.-----However locating points are stamped into the seat back.
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Headrests didn't become mandatory until Jan 1st 1969, so it is possible that some '68 model cars didn't have them. The tubes were welded in by whatever company built the seats for GM based on whatever GM told them to do. If I remember correctly, there was only one wide flat tube down the center of the seat, not two round tubes like the headrests have now days.
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Better off just looking for a later model seat (late 60's-early 70's) with headrests. If a bench with headrests are most important, later models should be plentiful. And only a purist would know it's not original. Besides...there's Mustang buckets in there now...blech.
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I don't think the O.P. is looking to have it original, he just thinks the seat looks better with headrests......it's more of a personal preference for him.
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