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fireZ

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Steel seat back panels
« on: May 21, 2007, 05:57:18 PM »
Could someone please let me know if steel seat back panels  would have been used on a 02E 1968 Z28. I have had my documented Z judged many times and always the judges deduct points because they seem to think only 1967 cars had them and all 68s had the plastic ones. For my own info. does anyone 2nd my thought. Thanks again


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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 06:10:44 PM »
fireZ -

My 02C '68Z has plastic seat back panels.  They are factory original.

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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 06:16:02 PM »
My car is a L.A. car . Is yours a Norwood or do you think that would matter.
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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 06:24:28 PM »
fireZ -

My Z/28 is also a Los Angeles built car and has never left the state.  It still sports it's original California black license plates.  It has the custom interior (code 730) with headrests, so I don't know if that would make any difference.

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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 06:33:18 PM »
Thanks for the info.I have heard that the metal could have been used up until the 2nd week of march with the plastic backs in early February being put into production. I had a 02C car years ago and it was steel backs. Who knows today with all the urban myths.on these cars. Thanks again maybe our cars ran across each other at the factory.
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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2007, 06:39:25 PM »
I bet Jerry MacNeish would have a good idea of when the change occured.  Jerry...

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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007, 06:52:54 PM »
Yes I agree,I have his three publications and cannot seem to find any article about this topic. Hopefully he can shed some light for us.
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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2007, 08:52:35 PM »
I had an 03A car that had metal backs and an 04A car that had plastic backs. Both were 67 deluxe interior cars from LA. I always wondered when the change occured.
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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2007, 01:10:06 PM »
I have an 07C 1967 car (NOR) with plastic seat backs.  My understanding was that the metal seat backs were a 67 only thing.
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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2007, 03:24:46 AM »
67 only.
From http://www.camaros.org/TopicsofResearch.shtml#1967Topics:
Metal vs. plastic seat backs: Transition appears to occur during mid-April or possibly first week of May
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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2007, 05:10:48 AM »
67 only.
Metal vs. plastic seat backs: Transition appears to occur during mid-April or possibly first week of May

Thanks Kurt!

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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2007, 12:10:38 PM »
I think Jerrys white 68 car has the steel seat backs.Not sure of the build date of it though.
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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2007, 07:51:56 PM »
I have a 04D NOR vert that has metal backs...

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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2007, 08:45:30 PM »
Thanks for your reply ,is your car a 68 car?
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Re: Steel seat back panels
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2012, 06:37:48 AM »
fireZ>>>>,
  per Kurts reply above, he is referring Transition happening mid-April or possibly first week of May, of 67.
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