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Post by clanceman427 on Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:12 am

This is for a 1973 Chevelle SS. I noticed my project car is missing the 2 fasteners that go horizontally in and hold the sear bottom in below the seat at the end of the carpet on both sides.
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Post by Keith Seymore on Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:47 am

clanceman427 wrote:This is for a 1973 Chevelle SS.  I noticed my project car is missing the 2 fasteners that go horizontally in and hold the sear bottom in below the seat at the end of the carpet on both sides.

They are a pointed bolt with a captured loose washer.  They look like a radiator support bolt, or fender bolt, only (probably) a different size.

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I'd have to pull one out to check the size, but they are relatively "big": like maybe 3/8" by 1.5" long.

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Post by 77mali on Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:42 pm

Here's what they look like.   They have a big a$$ washer.  I think Keith is correct on the size.  I can get you a more accurate disc. over the weekend but at least you know what to look for in the "misplaced screw & bolt" containers.  (I have a few of those! LOL)

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Post by chevellelaguna on Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:58 pm

What's the wire for..?
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Post by clanceman427 on Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:33 pm

Cool thanks for the info guys!
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Post by 77mali on Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:53 am

chevellelaguna wrote:What's the wire for..?

It's the speaker wire conduit.
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Post by Keith Seymore on Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:42 am

I pulled a bolt out last night; unfortunately it was an aftermarket bolt (not the factory issue version). But - it did look like it was maybe 5/16 diameter and measured 1.5" long.

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Post by clanceman427 on Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:55 am

are the factory bolts a sheetmetal type thread, or a machine thread? I'm guessing sheet metal because I was looking at my car last night, and it appeared that there is only a thru hole in the floor reinforcement, i.e. no welded or captured nut inside the reinforcement for the fastener to hold the seat bottom in place.
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Post by Keith Seymore on Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:59 am

clanceman427 wrote:are the factory bolts a sheetmetal type thread, or a machine thread?  I'm guessing sheet metal because I was looking at my car last night, and it appeared that there is only a thru hole in the floor reinforcement, i.e. no welded or captured nut inside the reinforcement for the fastener to hold the seat bottom in place.

I believe that is correct (sheetmetal type).  I think that is why I had an aftermarket fastener stuck in that side because the hole in the sheetmetal had stripped out.

I may pull the other side at my leisure, just to make sure. I was doing this while the car is in the trailer so it is a bit awkward.

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