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Offline socalgt

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1966 rear folding seat back bumpers
« on: July 09, 2017, 12:28:33 AM »
One of mine is missing, and the other is round.  Is the attached picture the correct, original bumpers?

Offline sglbbs

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Re: 1966 rear folding seat back bumpers
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 12:13:48 PM »
That is what I have on mine
66 GT 6T09K12---- scheduled Oct 14, bucked Oct 13 '65

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: 1966 rear folding seat back bumpers
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 04:12:56 PM »
One of mine is missing, and the other is round.  Is the attached picture the correct, original bumpers?

When and where was your car built?
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Re: 1966 rear folding seat back bumpers
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 04:38:45 PM »
San Jose....May '66.  It had screw in with round rubber covered ends...see attached photo.

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Re: 1966 rear folding seat back bumpers
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 06:27:10 PM »
San Jose....May '66. ..

The style in your first post is what your looking for







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Re: 1966 rear folding seat back bumpers
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 07:17:46 PM »
Thanks...looks like PO improvised with the ones installed...I've installed the correct ones.

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Re: 1966 rear folding seat back bumpers
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 03:31:19 PM »
I've seen this before in another car where they used the hood bummer stops and used them for the fold down seat bumpers... kinda looks like that to me from your original shot, could be wrong though...

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Offline Brian Conway

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Re: 1966 rear folding seat back bumpers
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 04:50:38 PM »
I was wondering what you guys were talking about ?  Thanks for the pictures and where to look.  So... the 65's are totally different ?  Brian
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Re: 1966 rear folding seat back bumpers
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 05:10:20 PM »
  So... the 65's are totally different ?  Brian

Since the rear carpeted section does not have pockets in them like later years (chrome bracket that sticks up from the surface instead) the bumper is shaped differently and contact is made at a slightly different angle. You will also notice that the bumpers are more outward (in relationship to the body and along the fold down section 

There are a bunch of different details related to the early fold down assembles. Some due to rattles owners complained of some for other reasons



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