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I'm looking at a 70 SS and noticed that there is a rectangular shaped "something" between the radio and cigarette lighter in the dash (Link to Pic below). Is this the seatbelt warning light found in 72 SS Chevelles?

This is the same car that had the GTO seats. Wondering if it is a real SS. Supposedley the guy has the build sheet but why the heck would there be a 72 dash in a 70SS??? Thanks!

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Fairly sure that's the seatbelt warning. Know my cousin's bone stock 70 did NOT have that on his.

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1972 dash. 70 and 71 did not have the seat belt warning light, which is what that square hole is.

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If the car's dash had ever been broken or distroyed and insurance replaced then the newer dash may have been the only one in stock. I have heard that they stoped producing the non seat belt warning dashes and only made the 72 dashes and when the older ones ran out you could only get the 72 ones. So it could possibly be a SS but I would doubt it with the wrong seat upholstry also. Just my .02

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I'd be quite concerned if a 70 SS car had a 72 dash..I would hope the guy has a buildsheet/ or documentation if it's a Canadian car verifying the authenticity of the SS status,'cause the 72 dash would send the red flag up for sure.The seats,well they do get changed.If you want to cover up the "fasten seat belts" indicator,pick up a 70-71 Monte woodgrain insert and paint it with black wrinkle paint.Works mint,and I've used it cover up holes for gauges in some dashes that where hacked up.

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