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Metal Backs on 67 Bucket Seats
« on: October 25, 2012, 07:34:26 PM »
   I hear that the Metal Backs on the 67 Bucket seats were only used on earlier production cars.  Anyone know when the switch was done?  My 11A LOS built Coupe has the Metal ones.
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Re: Metal Backs on 67 Bucket Seats
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 08:04:18 PM »

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Re: Metal Backs on 67 Bucket Seats
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 08:33:11 PM »
Kurts #9 reply....Metal vs. plastic seat backs: Transition appears to occur during mid-April or possibly first week of May

My 4B LOS and 5B NOR have the metal backs (these can knock you out if they slam back!   :P ) so maybe the transition was late May.
They are in great shape but one in the NOR car has a minor ding in that I wish I could get out.

Mike
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Re: Metal Backs on 67 Bucket Seats
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 03:37:25 AM »
Mike S >>>>>>,
  Mine had some minor dings in them too.  Luckily, I have a nephew who is the manager of a Body Shop, and a lot of patience.  He used, like a plastic punch, and a 6 in. long X 1 in. dia. Wood Dowel to "tap" them out.  Did a great job.
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Re: Metal Backs on 67 Bucket Seats
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2012, 01:30:03 AM »
Mike S >>>>>>,
  Mine had some minor dings in them too.  Luckily, I have a nephew who is the manager of a Body Shop, and a lot of patience.  He used, like a plastic punch, and a 6 in. long X 1 in. dia. Wood Dowel to "tap" them out.  Did a great job.


Hmmm...that is a good idea. I will ty the dowel method and see how it works.

Thanks for that idea!
Mike
67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored