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On the rear panel behind the rear bench seat, there are two hooks; that almost look as if they are for a baby seat (see picture). Are these original? Or should I just replace that back card bored panel?


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On the 72, I have the 3 piece seat belt option. In terms of the seat belt storage, should it be these plastic pieces (see pictures)



or should I have hooks like these (see picture).


The car is a 1972 SS Nova, all original and I would like to keep it that way. Any help is appreciated.

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-Dave
 

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Great Thanks. Just to confirm, I'll get those seat belt hooks and get rid of the plastic pieces. Also change the rear panel to the new one I have.

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Curious...how are the plastic seat belt covers attached? If you go back w/clips, will you have "extra" holes in your headliner or will they attach through existing cover holes? (Ya' may want to back up and re-group) :(
 

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The plastic pieces that are currently on the car are not screwed in. They just slide in between the molding and the headliner. That's why I decided to post the question; because they always fall out.
 

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Cool! :)

Have fun with your project.

Ping on me if you need any addittional info. I've got an original one owner 72'.
 

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I'd love to see some pictures of your original owner 72 for reference purposes. The seat belt hooks that I posted, are those originals for the 72 Nova? Could you possible supply me with pictures of the seat belt hooks from your car?

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I've got some pics in the pic links below, but the belt clips look like the ones you've pictured. My Nova stays garaged at my shop / business and it'll be tomorrow (or NLT Monday A.M.) if you need that that specific clip pic.

I'll PM you my e-mail address if you'd like to use that as well.

Max
 

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Hello Max,

Thank for your help. I really appreciate it. I looked at your picture link. Looks like you have a Real Nice Nova! Please PM me your e-mail as I think that would be the easy method to communicate. Take your time on the seat belt clip picture. I don't think I will get around to doing it this weekend, but when I do I would like that picture as my reference.

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Interesting seat belt covers, Dave. I've never seen them. I don't know if anyone else had a problem making out the photo of the seat belt covers, but it appeared real dark to me, so I took the liberty of re-posting the photo with more clarity. Hope you don't mind. Were they aftermarket or an original option? Max, you're car needs a pair, don't they?:D
 

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Max, you're car needs a pair, don't they
I DID think they were rather neat for some folks, but after talking to Dave, the belts sorta' like to slip out of them.

Nice job / thought on lightening up the pic BTW. :)
 

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Hello:

I do not have a picture to share because my car is at the bodyshop, but my '72 also came with those plastic seatbelt covers. They were even color coded to match my covert/sandalwood interior.

So, perhaps they were some type of option that could be ordered for the interior.
 

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Thanks for re-posting the picture. I should have done a better job the first time. Being new to the Nova field, let me ask a question. I have the 3 piece seat belt option. Could it be that for Novas with the 3 piece seat belt system they have the plastic covers, but Novas with the regular seat belt system have the chrome clips?

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My 72 has the three piece belts and has the chrome loop clips, i am interested in finding out if the plastic holders were an option or not ........:beer:
 

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I got 8 belt sections for the front folks (2 are shoulder) and six more in the back, custon interior, AND clips. The covers COULD have been a late model year add, an option, or a single assembly plant peculiarity as well.

Interesting! :)
 

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The covers COULD have been a late model year add
That would be my guess. Especially since 73 Novas have a similar looking plastic cover/holder for the shoulder belts. The 73 ones are part of the headliner trim rather than separate pieces though.
 
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