Bucket Seat Parts Question - Need Help

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  1. av8r1965

    av8r1965 Member

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    Please see the photos ... Does anybody know where these retainers go on the bucket seats? They are in my back parts so I know they went on the seats somewhere! retainer clip.jpg retainer.PNG
     
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    They go on the hinge pins for the seat back. Mostly to keep them from falling of while they get handled in the factory. They might help to hold the hinge cover on too but can't remember for sure.

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    over the hinge pins covers go over hinge and held with clips thru holes in hinge
     
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    Thanks for the replies and pictures guys. I was sure that is where they go, but now that brings the question about the clips shown below. It shows these as seat hinge retainer clips as well, which appear to go in the same place as the clips shown above??? So you would think it would be either one or the other, right? I bought 1970 seats that had the backs removed for shipping, and in the bag of hardware I got with the seats has (4) of these clips and (4) of the clips shown above... so I'm sure all these came off of these seats. The only thing I can think of is that they had both the e-clips and the push clips, but that makes no sense??
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    They probably use the C clips now cause the fully closed clips get destroyed when you remove them where the C clips are reusable.
    Either will work as long as there’s a groove. The assembly line used the closed clips cause they were faster to install with one good smack.
     
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    Yep... that's what I'm thinking too, and it makes sense. However... in a small bag of used hardware I got with the seats were both sets of these different retainers, actually on two separate sets of seats (total of 4 seats). In other words, I bought two separate sets of used seats... both sellers removed the backs from the seat bottoms to ship them and sent a small back of hardware including both the e-clips and push-on clips... which indicates that both the e-clips and push-on clips were installed.
    I'm making this complicated for myself, I know that... but this is just too weird.
     
  8. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If you take it apart you may see that both are used as in this 69 seat.
    The C clip is the lock otherwise the round clip would slide off since it probably
    can’t be locked in the groove.
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    This is a 70 Camaro seat that shows both clips installed. All four hinge points on both front seats were this way.

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