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What are the differences in the 3rd gen A-pillars ? I am going through my junk for some members here and found several sets of A-pillars (the B-pillars are unfortunately what I can't find) and I cannot remember what year Novas I pulled them from. What year had the metal ones? what year has the extra screw at the top (three total) and which years only have 2 screws holding them to the car?


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I know 69 are padded, I also have a set of steel ones I think they're 70 up.
 

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The metal ones must have come off a 71 model I parted out then...


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The metal ones must have come off a 71 model I parted out then...


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I got mine from an abandon Nova in a farms field, years ago and can't remember what year it was. So many of the parts I took were all different years, like the headlight bezels were 69, and the dash had the seat belt warning light so it could have been a 72.
 

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I like the metal ones, I may use them in my 72 if it doesn't have them allready, I can't remember what is in that car now :confused:.. the metal ones are probably alot lighter than the padded ones.


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The metal ones look nicer to IMO, they show less wear!:yes:
 

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my 72 had metal ones. Here are some pics of metal ones, padded ones with 3 holes and 2 holes. the last one is a pic of the ones on my 68. I think the 68 and 69 may have used the three hole style.










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i think if you had the custom interior option you got the padded ones. but if you had the standard interior option, you got the metal ones.... atleast thats what i thought.....
 

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I've never seen padded a-pillars on a 69-72, they must be from a 68 which only fit a 68 because of the dash.
My 69 has padded, they are a different shape the the padded 68 pair I had.
All 3 of my 69's each have a different level of trim and all 3 have padded A pillars.
 

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I think the metal ones are 71 and 72. All my 68's but one have been standard interior and they always have padded pillars.



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My 72 has metal A-pillar covers with 2 screws. They are the originals it was born with!

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68 3 screw padded
69 2 screw padded
70-72 2 screw metal
73-on red-headed step-children we don't talk about:devil::devil:
 

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My 72 has metal A-pillar covers with 2 screws. They are the originals it was born with!

Is it
68 3 screw padded
69 2 screw padded
70-72 2 screw metal
73-on red-headed step-children we don't talk about:devil::devil:
69 as 3 as well.:yes:
 

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hmmmmm..... Add them to the red-headed step-child list then!!:D

Are 68 and 69 covers interchangable?
No, I believe the dash contour is different for 68.
 
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