Factory bench seat car…. For buckets, there were brackets along the tunnel, but there was also a bracket welded to the floor for the outer front bucket mount."Looks great so far. I'd add the correct bucket seat mounts while you are there."
I will. I didn't even realize anything was missing. Did the bench seats just not have any brackets? I guess someone switched out the seats before I got the car and just bolted them to the floor board. It's interesting that they at least replaced the bench with correct 1966 Chevelle seats.
What do the brackets do? Level the seats I assume. Do they strengthen the connection to the floor for the seats?
7th digit in the VIN is a letter (unless it's a Canadian car). The letter tells you the plant is was built in.Where was the car ( near the ocean)?
Yes, Castroville California for about 10 years. About one mile from the Pacific.
With the butchered shifter hole, I wonder if it was originally an automatic….
The speedo/dash doesn't have the automatic P/D/N, ect indicators. That's why I assume it's always been a four speed car.
Mine will be similar, no pro-paint resto, just can’t afford it, and I want to drive it after sitting for 35+ years. I restored the frame, and am trying to finish up some minor rust repair ( front and rear windshield channels).
I'm right there with you on that. I also have to fix around the windshield and back window. Right now I'm cutting cut and replacing the trunk floor. Doing it myself and learning in places people won't see. I'm a little more concerned with my skills when It comes time to do repairs around the glass.
Does the V.I.N. number show where the car was assembled? I have always thought my car was assembled in Fremont, but now I forget why I've thought that.