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  • Huskinhano
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    Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post
    Took out the old seat:

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    You didn't catch anything from that seat I hope.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    The floor pans seem solid. We'll see what happens when the wire wheel hits them. Need to figure out what color carpet to get and order it. The seat brackets on the new seats are too tall so fabricating new ones is one of the next steps. I also have a call into my transmission guy to do a 700R4 to replace the leaky 350.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    We were hoping to leave the carpet and just clean it up a bit but it was too far gone.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Took out the old seat:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Cleaned the seats this weekend. They cleaned up pretty well.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by cstmwgn View Post

    So this is Teresa's truck - correct?

    I mean the driver's seat seems slimmer
    If we are matching "seat" width, you would certainly be correct. I will enjoy the 60/40 when I am a passenger. It is very tight in the Nova for me on the passenger side!

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  • cstmwgn
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    Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post
    We picked up a new seat this weekend.

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    So this is Teresa's truck - correct?

    I mean the driver's seat seems slimmer

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  • 74NovaMan
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    We picked up a new seat this weekend. Needs some cleaning but should work well for the truck in its current configuration.

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    Scored this for $10 while we were picking up the seat!

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  • 74NovaMan
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    All 3 back to back:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Grille installed:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    The center bracket just bolts in place of the other one. The holes for the end brackets are marked in the 1979 core support with dimples which was a nice.

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    Bracket installed:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    After this I spent a bit of time removing the other brackets that are actually part of the support with the thought of making them a bolt in type. After I got them off an looked at what it would take I decided to save them for later (if needed) and just use the bolt on brackets.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Here are all the bolt on brackets harvested from the support. The 2 on the left are likely for the GMC grille and the 3 on the right are what you get with the aftermarket kit that runs $75-$90. My Chevy grille also required me to move the plastic insert in the center support to the lower hole.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    This is the picture of the brackets not included in any kit I could find. The Chevy grille I have mounts on the tabs that do not have the plastic inserts. I am guessing that the other bolt on brackets are for a GMC grille.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    I'd like to say that I have accomplished great things on the truck but all I've really done is buy a receiver hitch (not installed), a stereo and speakers (Cyber Monday deals - also not installed yet) and a 73-74 core support. I got the core support for the brackets to mount the 73-74 grille I scored with the tube grill. I paid almost as much for the core support as it would have cost for a set of repro brackets but I was planning on using all the mounting holes for the grille. This will make sense (hopefully) as we progress through the pics.

    Core support with my grille sitting in it:

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    Core without grille:

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    Core stripped:

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