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Old 15th-May-2019, 02:39 PM   #16
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Props to both Nova Boy and Charlie for the searching. Charlie, I think that's the page to reference, and it's out of a parts book with all Chevrolet models. My experience has been that Chevy refers to big car (Bel Air, Impala, etc.) and that Nova is Nova, NOT Chevy II. So referring to the page with the grommets listed (and their colors) again, I interpret that as Nova (400 series) gets the grommet to match the color of the carpet, while the SS does in fact get a black grommet that goes around the carpet opening that you'd never see under the console. I stand corrected there. But with no ChevyII listing, just the ring and the boot.

Anyone tell me why that ring was made with 7 screws and not an even number? I still don't get that.
Good stuff guys, but I don't think an 66 SS got any sort of carpet ring under the console. I see that it is listed in the above parts book. Might be an error. A good friend of mine showed me his 67 parts book and the "66 Black ring" is no longer listed. And the "66 Black" ring wouldn't be for a Nova because you couldn't get a black interior in a Non SS car in 66. Now 67 is different story. Maybe that ring is actually for a 67 SS or non SS cars with black carpet? Who knows. Anyone ever seen a plastic ring on an original SS car?

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Old 15th-May-2019, 03:30 PM   #17
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Anyone ever seen a plastic ring on an original SS car?

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The only one I've seen, Bill, was on an eBay car a few years and it obviously wasn't meant to be. It was visible under the edge of the console. Looked ridiculous. I don't think there's room to hide a ring completely under the console and I'm not sure why anyone would want one under there anyway.

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Props to both Nova Boy and Charlie for the searching. Charlie, I think that's the page to reference, and it's out of a parts book with all Chevrolet models. My experience has been that Chevy refers to big car (Bel Air, Impala, etc.) and that Nova is Nova, NOT Chevy II. So referring to the page with the grommets listed (and their colors) again, I interpret that as Nova (400 series) gets the grommet to match the color of the carpet, while the SS does in fact get a black grommet that goes around the carpet opening that you'd never see under the console. I stand corrected there. But with no ChevyII listing, just the ring and the boot.

Anyone tell me why that ring was made with 7 screws and not an even number? I still don't get that.
My early parts books are interesting to say the least as far as model identification. both are for Corvair, Chevy II and Chevelle models. I believe they refer to Chevy as sub model to the Nova such as standard and deluxe model numbers. I have had these books since the eighties very interesting and full of information.
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Old 16th-May-2019, 10:41 AM   #19
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Yeah, probably right. In instances like this, I'll always side with the empirical evidence gathered by Nova people taking apart cars over the years. Doesn't make sense if it's hidden, and that an inference from the parts book is only a start. The '65 assembly manual doesn't show it either.

And yeah, there would be very little room for the ring to fit under the driver's side of the seat separator and trim plate...er, console.
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Anyone tell me why that ring was made with 7 screws and not an even number? I still don't get that.
I think I know why they went with the odd screw count. I believe it was to correctly register the boot which is offset front to rear. The offset of the bellow on the boot goes towards the rear and I almost assumed that it goes to the front. Thankfully there were indented marks for the screw holes in the boot to sort me out. And it fit correctly with that orientation. Just a guess of course but seems to fit....
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