Position of the carpet guard.

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  1. john Gialanella

    john Gialanella Veteran Member

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    Can any member show me picture of their left side under dash where carpet guard is. My 1970 SS 396 which I bought in 2012 did not have the carpet guard, the car was partially restored. Especially the interior. New headliner, seat covers, and new carpet. The carpet comes up to high on the firewall and it is hard to bend back. I seem to be having a hard time locating the two holes where the screws for the carpet guard go. Also since the screws have a plastic coating on the end are the holes in the firewall threaded. I bought a very nice 1971-81 carpet guard original, then with luck later that day saw an E=Bay auction for the 1970 only carpet guard for $14.00 and $5.65 shipping, so I pounced on it. will probably sell the really nice 1971-81 Carpet guard.
    Thanks in advance.
    John.
     
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    You can find the holes by pushing a pick/bolt/screwdriver through them from the outside of the firewall.
     
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    Thanks, but it is not esay to do it from the outside, but I will try.
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    My carpet and carpet guard are out right now. I can get pics in a little while.
     
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    Thanks, I see you have a 1970 RS in Mulsanne Blue. That is one of the nicest colors for the Camaro. Also Silver, Cranberry Red, Classic copper and I know most people will disagree, but Citrus Green. My 1970 SS 396 is Camaro Gold which is not bad at all.
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    Thank you very much for the compliment. I really enjoy this Camaro. I envy you in having a big block 70. Here is the pic. The brake pedal is centered between the two holes. 8FF756EA-6E40-4434-8358-9F652EE2AE41.jpeg
     
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    This pic may help more. Note location of speedo cable and gas pedal. 4A35A68C-B6C2-4E27-A43B-80361206EE68.jpeg
     
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    Don't know if this helps, but it is a 70.

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    ^ That looks to be a Z28, judging by the gas pedal.

    It should help if John's car has a manual transmission.

    Start poking with a big needle... It's not like it will hurt the carpet and that area is covered by the carpet guard even if you use something bigger to poke holes.
     
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    I agree. I saw this one parked out in the open on a side street early one morning a few weeks ago while I was just cruising around, so had to stop for the photo op. I pass this street regularly and the blue car doesn't appear to have moved since I first saw it. Has regular tags that are current, so I assume it runs

    Second pic is about a week later

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