Building a Headrest

The final step in our Tornado‘s cage was to build a period correct headrest. Any vintage organization will require this headrest, and it is a nice safety feature for vintage rallying as well.

We love cheap and easy, so we took an old trunk hinge from a E28 (1982-1988) BMW 5 Series, cut it to fit the cage and the back of our helmet.

From there, we drilled holes of increasing size, towards the center, not only to make the headrest a bit lighter, but make it look a lot cooler. First we welded a plate to mount a padded and fabric covered board on and then we welded the hinge to the cross bar and voila, we have a cool-looking, cheap-as-chips vintage headrest.

We will then take some scraps left over from the seat material and add padding to the metal plate.

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