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Matt
post Aug 6 2004, 06:12 AM
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Came across this link, look like they do some good work...

http://headrestembroidery.com/

I think a Z71 logo would look awesome, I may check into it...

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post Aug 6 2004, 08:18 AM
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Hey Matt,

Nice find! I checked the site out and saw that they had no Z71 artwork listed, but I'm sure they could source it easy enough.


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post Mar 22 2005, 07:12 AM
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Hey Scott, they linked your comments and page to their website as a reviewer!!!

Click on Bekind's link

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post Mar 22 2005, 08:54 AM
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Hi Carl,

Yep that's funny. I sent them some very nice artwork and told them that if they put something together we might have some interest here amongst our members. I tried to follow up a couple of times, but never heard back. Later I find that he's got us linked?

Anyway, here's a sample shot of what I put together...
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post Mar 22 2005, 09:57 AM
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Nice ! Color would have been awesome!! Surprised they never picked up on it.!
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post Mar 22 2005, 10:25 AM
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I thought it looked rather nice too. I think I made a subsequent post about gauging interest and I don't think we saw much so I just let it slide. As you know, I've got a million other things on my plate!

However, we can certain try again if people are interested.


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post May 11 2005, 07:42 AM
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Hi Scott,

I don't see your message anywhere. It could have been filtered as spam some time ago. I apologize for not responding.

This site is listed in my "External Links and Reviews" section. Occasionally I google my site to see who's talking about it. I find it useful for visitors to see what other are saying about me, from honest unbiased sources.

I can make this an available design. All I need is one prepaid order. $70 will cover it, and will include free return shipping. Please contact me through my website and we can get it started!

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post May 11 2005, 08:19 AM
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Hi Guilio,

Although it's water under the bridge, I've attached the string of our previous correspondence below. The top email was my last to you that went unanswered. It could very well have been tagged as spam?

Like I said, nobody make a request to pursue this after I posted the designs I came up with and sent to you in this last email, so I just let it slide.

That said, if someone does have interest, by all means contact me or Guilio and we'll get it done.

Thanks and take care,
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From: Scott
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 10:36 AM
To: 'Giulio Gravinese'
Subject: RE: Headrest Embroidery (S-Z7)

Hi Giulio,

Thanks for the samples. While they are certainly official, the Z71 Suburban and Tahoe logos are different.

For your reference, I have attached below a sample of the logo that was in use from 2000 - 2004.  A new logo is coming for the 2005's, so I would like to consider that as well.  I have attached below an actual photo for that too.  This obviously complicates matters a bit.

Please review and let me know how you think the best route to render these might be.

Thanks!


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From: Giulio Gravinese
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 10:19 AM
To: Scott
Subject: Re: Headrest Embroidery (S-Z7)

Hi Scott,

Attached are the some designs you and your group might want to consider.
They are official logos so they will look factory on the headrests.

Thanks,
giulio


Scott wrote:

> Hi Giulio,
>
> Do you have samples of the standard "Z71" logo for the Tahoes and Suburbans?  We do not wish to go the custom route, if possible. All we would be looking for is the logo in outline, kind of like how the factory Escalate headrest look like in pewter and beige.
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> Pls advise.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Giulio Gravinese
> Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 2:15 PM
> To: Scott
> Subject: Re: Headrest Embroidery (S-Z7)
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> Hi Scott,
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> We can make any design. As long as it's not custom, we will not charge
> you a setup fee.
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> All it takes for us to create a design for embroidery is one prepaid
> order. Just let me know what logo you want. I'll quote it for you, and
> if you prepay, get started on the embroidery file setup. From there,
> when the file is ready, you just send in your covers and we'll embroider
> and ship them back.
>
> Thanks,
> giulio
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>
> Scott wrote:
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>>Name:      Scott
>>Alt email:
>>Location: 
>>Club:       www.Z71TS.com
>>Car:        Z71 Tahoes & Suburbans
>>Referer:   http://z71tahoe-suburban.com
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>>QC:
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I'm envisioning the Z71 logo in matching thread (pewter or beige) to match the Z71 Tahoe & Suburban logo, but I'm not sure what other designs you might have.  Please provide samples if you have anything.
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>>Thanks!


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post Oct 21 2006, 09:12 AM
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QUOTE(Scott @ Mar 22 2005, 07:54 AM) [snapback]7275[/snapback]


Anyway, here's a sample shot of what I put together...


So, I'm thinking that this would look pretty cool...So, the other day I stopped at an embroidery place and asked "how much"...guy said, "well, if you can get the headrest off it would be $50 for the design and $20 for each headrest..." so, I went to pull the headrest out of the drivers side to see how feasible it would be to remove the leather, and the headrest doesn't just slide right out like I'm used to on previous models. I have an 04 Z. The price isn't the issue as I think I can either go with the guy mentioned in this post (Guilio) or find a different place....the issue is removing the headrest.

How the heck do I remove the headrest? or at least the leather on the headrest?

as always, thank in advance!


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post Oct 21 2006, 09:36 AM
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To remove the headrest, look on the side of the plastic retainer on the seat where the support bars insert. You will see little holes. Doing one side at a time, stick a straightened paperclip in there to release the lock and pull upwards at the same time.

Now, before spending the dough on the embroidery on this stockers, do a search for the articulating heads in this interior forum that you can get from some of the other GM trucks. I and many other members have them and they are wonderful, especially on long trips, etc. If you ever would consider them, do that swap first then have those embroidered.


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post Oct 23 2006, 03:20 PM
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QUOTE(Scott @ Oct 21 2006, 08:36 AM) [snapback]103011[/snapback]


Now, before spending the dough on the embroidery on this stockers, do a search for the articulating heads in this interior forum that you can get from some of the other GM trucks. I and many other members have them and they are wonderful, especially on long trips, etc. If you ever would consider them, do that swap first then have those embroidered.



got the "ok" to go for the articulating headrests...but with 1 caveat...since the colors don't match exactly, I have to be able to remove the leather from the current headrests, and put them on the new headrests (I believe H2 headrests)...how hard would that be to do? The appear to be sewn on.

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post Oct 23 2006, 03:24 PM
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I have H2 headrests, I'll see if they fit.. they are shaped differently, and have different stitching, but they're ok, dunno why I even have 'em..


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post Oct 23 2006, 03:34 PM
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QUOTE(delcarpioc @ Oct 23 2006, 02:24 PM) [snapback]103306[/snapback]

I have H2 headrests, I'll see if they fit.. they are shaped differently, and have different stitching, but they're ok, dunno why I even have 'em..


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post Oct 23 2006, 03:39 PM
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QUOTE(rounderk5 @ Oct 23 2006, 03:20 PM) [snapback]103305[/snapback]

QUOTE(Scott @ Oct 21 2006, 08:36 AM) [snapback]103011[/snapback]


Now, before spending the dough on the embroidery on this stockers, do a search for the articulating heads in this interior forum that you can get from some of the other GM trucks. I and many other members have them and they are wonderful, especially on long trips, etc. If you ever would consider them, do that swap first then have those embroidered.



got the "ok" to go for the articulating headrests...but with 1 caveat...since the colors don't match exactly, I have to be able to remove the leather from the current headrests, and put them on the new headrests (I believe H2 headrests)...how hard would that be to do? The appear to be sewn on.

thoughts?


I have the pewter (grey) interior with H2 headrests in that "wheat" color. They are pretty close in color to the pewter interior. You can really only tell if you know to look for it.

The H2 headrests are a bit larger than the stock ones so I'm not sure if using the stock covers on the H2 headrests is an option, unless somehow you swap out the entire headrest cushions or trim the H2 headrest cushions down (probably wouldn't look right).

BTW, the articulating headrests are a big improvement! wink.gif

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post Oct 23 2006, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE(Yukurban @ Oct 23 2006, 02:39 PM) [snapback]103315[/snapback]


I have the pewter (grey) interior with H2 headrests in that "wheat" color. They are pretty close in color to the pewter interior. You can really only tell if you know to look for it.

The H2 headrests are a bit larger than the stock ones so I'm not sure if using the stock covers on the H2 headrests is an option, unless somehow you swap out the entire headrest cushions or trim the H2 headrest cushions down (probably wouldn't look right).

BTW, the articulating headrests are a big improvement! wink.gif


Thanks! I'm also trying to convince her that they are "safer" because if you have them closer to your head, when you get hit your head won't whiplash as far back...sorta like in her Audi or in a Volvo...(I'm really trying the "because they are safer" route").

Good to know on the color as well. I've got the same grey or "pewter/grey/wheat" color interior, so if it is close that it shouldnt be that big of a deal. yahoo.gif


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post Oct 24 2006, 09:29 AM
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QUOTE(delcarpioc @ Oct 23 2006, 02:24 PM) [snapback]103306[/snapback]

I have H2 headrests, I'll see if they fit.. they are shaped differently, and have different stitching, but they're ok, dunno why I even have 'em..


Any luck Carlos?


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post Oct 24 2006, 10:46 AM
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nope, I'll get to it during lunch. Yes, I'll take it apart instead of eating. cool.gif


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QUOTE(rounderk5 @ Oct 23 2006, 05:20 PM) [snapback]103305[/snapback]

QUOTE(Scott @ Oct 21 2006, 08:36 AM) [snapback]103011[/snapback]


Now, before spending the dough on the embroidery on this stockers, do a search for the articulating heads in this interior forum that you can get from some of the other GM trucks. I and many other members have them and they are wonderful, especially on long trips, etc. If you ever would consider them, do that swap first then have those embroidered.



got the "ok" to go for the articulating headrests...but with 1 caveat...since the colors don't match exactly, I have to be able to remove the leather from the current headrests, and put them on the new headrests (I believe H2 headrests)...how hard would that be to do? The appear to be sewn on.

thoughts?


I have the H2 headrests and they do fit...I had to change the leather covers because I had them in black and I have the pewter int. It's a tight fit but it will work you just have to like massage them on with alot of pushing/pulling.
I bought mine off ebay a few months back and I forgot to mention it (I figured someone did it already)
If anybody needs some just search ebay and i'm sure you'd find some, I got mine for $20 brand new for the pair.

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I know they fit, as in the headrests fit in the seats, but I was going to check if the foam shape was the same, sagging leather is BLLARRRGGHH! If they fit well, awesome! A good way to slip the leather over the headrests is to use a plastic grocery bag over the foam, that helps!

Also, if you aren't using the black, wanna part with them? good.gif


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QUOTE(delcarpioc @ Oct 24 2006, 12:52 PM) [snapback]103492[/snapback]

I know they fit, as in the headrests fit in the seats, but I was going to check if the foam shape was the same, sagging leather is BLLARRRGGHH! If they fit well, awesome! A good way to slip the leather over the headrests is to use a plastic grocery bag over the foam, that helps!

Also, if you aren't using the black, wanna part with them? good.gif


Thanks!

Carlos - What color are your H2 Headrests? If its the right color, would you be interested in parting with them?


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