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Hi Nova Enthusiasts.
I'm 1.5 years into my 69 Nova restoration. Hope to be done by summer 2023. I've been bagging and tagging every nut, bolt and part so far. Also photographing some parts that I need to refer to upon reassembly. Linkages are a good example of photos I have taken. I was in the car yesterday and in the backseat area, I moved my shop vac and underneath were four screws with washers that don't come off the screws. They weren't bagged and tagged like I have done with everything else. I don't remember where I removed them from. I'm in the process of putting the car back together. I'm at the interior firewall adding Dynamat then a new firewall insulation pad. I think these screws/washers went somewhere on the firewall. I removed the old heater and am replacing with a Classic Air conditioning system. Maybe these screws held something in the old heater assembly and I figured why bag them if I don't need them? Anyway since I'm doing the firewall, I don't want to find out later that I needed these before buttoning up my firewall work. I searched my 69 Nova Factory Assembly Instruction Manual to try to locate these screws. No luck. Here's some pictures...
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Hi there , and I think you are correct - about the under dash fire wall area . I will look tommorrow & take you a picture - I'm thinking that you will re-use those screws, again.
I'm thinking they are around the bottom of the steering column area - I'll look around .


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Two places come to mind. They look like the screws that would hold down insulation under the dash in the steering column area, and the second spot is the the 2 bolts that secure the back seat upper half to the rear firewall at the bottom. Look between the rear seat belt mounts on the floor and you'll see a small hole on both sides, that is where the upper rear seat is secured. Most likely they are for the insulation under the dash, since you have four bolts.

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I hope this helps.

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^ ^ ^ ^ ^ = Kevin , that was where I was thinking ; holding that plastic cover on.
Then, I did not think about the 'upper rear seat cushion' bolts. But, I would think that those bolts (picture in post # 1 ) - are those bolts long enough ; too go thru the seat mount wire . ?

Now I may have to go look around .


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Two places come to mind. They look like the screws that would hold down insulation under the dash in the steering column area, and the second spot is the the 2 bolts that secure the back seat upper half to the rear firewall at the bottom. Look between the rear seat belt mounts on the floor and you'll see a small hole on both sides, that is where the upper rear seat is secured. Most likely they are for the insulation under the dash, since you have four bolts.

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I hope this helps.

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Thanks Kevin! They do go on the steering column cover. I can clearly see the impression in the old paint where they fit perfectly. There’s a rubber gasket sandwiched between the steering wheel cover and the firewall and the screws hold the cover in place. Why I didn’t bag n tag those screws is a mystery. Thankfully they are the only screws that were not bagged and tagged. I’m glass bead cleaning the cover and spray painting with satin black like I have done with all my parts that should be satin black. The screws will be dipped in vinegar then wire wheel cleaned and sprayed with WD40, like the rest of my nuts and bolts.
Yes it’s time consuming but it will go together easier and look way better.
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^ ^ ^ ^ ^ = Kevin , that was where I was thinking ; holding that plastic cover on.
Then, I did not think about the 'upper rear seat cushion' bolts. But, I would think that those bolts (picture in post # 1 ) - are those bolts long enough ; too go thru the seat mount wire . ?

Now I may have to go look around .


thanks , jim
Jim,

After looking at the length of the bolt again, your probably right, may be a bit to short for the back seat.

Good Catch

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These are the rear seat back bottom bolts with washers on my 68:

Just looking at things, the screw heads seem to be larger on the rear seat bolts than the firewall column plate bolts ?.





I didn't get real technical with measuring mine. Only photo's. :)

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novaAl - bingo , I looked yesterday , and saw another plastic cover at the bottom of my steering col - and, it had bolts there ; but with smaller washers.
But, your pic in post # 6 , I think is correct (and is located under the other covers that hold my rubber floor mat down against the toe board area @ the str col ).

Check out the larger holes in that column clamp plate - that was / is for adjustment (some) ; for aligning the str. col. too the "rag joint - column - and str box" ; kinda like so you don't
have the rag joint = 'in a bind' .

I may still go and look -

Thanks for your picture . Plus - those same bolts "could" be used for the rear seat upper cushion (at the bottom) .


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