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Randy Mitton

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1967 front seat backs
« on: January 24, 2014, 12:33:45 AM »
Finally having my original front seats re-covered,what is the best way to tidy up the backs and what finish would be correct? They are a hard plastic. I am not duing the seats myself,but would tackle the backs, Thank Randy

Mike S

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 12:35:11 AM »
I'm curious, what month your car was built to have plastic seat backs in 67?

Mike
67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

Randy Mitton

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 12:55:24 AM »
1st week of August 1966

Mike S

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 01:20:50 AM »
My 4B and 5B 67'S have metal backs. I thought 67's had metal and starting late 67 went to plastic.  ???

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2014, 02:06:14 AM »
That would be correct. Idk of many if any at all 67's that originally had plastic backs.
Darrell Cook

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Randy Mitton

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 02:21:52 PM »
After a better look,more like feel,they are metal. So the same question still could use an answer please,thanks Randy.

cook_dw

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 04:47:44 PM »
Are they rusty or just dull?  I would treat them as any metal part.  Blast, sand and/or work out any imperfections and then paint.

Randy Mitton

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 08:36:14 PM »
They are in great shape...no rust or dents, just marked up....will do as you suggest..thank you

cook_dw

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 09:09:10 PM »
If they are just marked up then I would try to rub the marks out with a polish.  If they dont come out then I would hit them with a scotch brite pad and then repaint.

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2014, 01:36:48 AM »
That would be correct. Idk of many if any at all 67's that originally had plastic backs.

I have one with original plastic seat backs.  07C build date.
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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2014, 01:54:21 AM »
According to a CRG report and an earlier thread ( http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=10119.0 ) it looks like the metal was transitioned to plastic late in the '67 model run. It sounds like your 7C fits in that period.

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2014, 01:56:57 AM »
Interesting..  Learned something.  8)

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2014, 07:50:14 PM »
My Norwood 06A car has plastic backs. Pretty sure my friends late May car had plastic backs.

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Re: 1967 front seat backs
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2014, 11:09:54 PM »
My Norwood 06A car has plastic backs. Pretty sure my friends late May car had plastic backs.

Richard
My 5B NOR has metal. Must have been one of the last batch to get them.

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