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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 20, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Carpet Guard around base of Steering Column?

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I am not finding the holes in the firewall for fasteners to attach this.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...sn=514&jsn=514

anyone have a pic of theirs
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 20, 12:45 PM
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Re: Carpet Guard around base of Steering Column?

Some 67's didn't have the guard. Do you still want to add one ?

https://www.camaros.net/forums/23-in...ve-pedals.html

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Re: Carpet Guard around base of Steering Column?

^, thanks for the thread link

No mine does not have one. My car was built 2nd week of April...2 weeks before this was added to model year 67, according to post 17 in the thread you link

If it would fit correctly, seems to be mixed reviews it does on a 67, I would get it. My floorpans & firewall are all original

RA has the Goodmark repop and also the "push" type fasteners

Like many of us...just stuck at home and surfing the net for stuff for the car...but otherwise this is not a "must have" but something I would get to finish out the "above the carpet line" area.
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Re: Carpet Guard around base of Steering Column?

Kind of a crap shoot on fit & finish, as with most repro parts. If you get one and find a sweet spot, drill the holes (after melting holes in the carpet/insulation with soldering iron). I'm still in the dark on the advertised push fasteners. Sounds like what's used on the firewall insulation, which requires a good size hole. Mine has screws as described in the AIM. Nothing fancy, kinda crude actually as they're plenty long to go through all the materials and end up poking out quite a ways on the underside when tightened down.

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Re: Carpet Guard around base of Steering Column?

I will give it a shot, RA seems to have the lowest $ and now in this [I]Staycation[ it will give me something to do on the 67

Not a "correct" guy so will see what I will use for the fasteners. Looks like the original, if that was the pic in the other thread, used black screws with a fender type washer. I even have an assortment of panel push pins but those fasteners would need about a 1/4" hole vs smaller sheet metal screw and remove easier than the plug fasteners
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Re: Carpet Guard around base of Steering Column?

For some unknown reason the factory screws are extremely long. They protrude
through the firewall about 1". They are a 1/4-20 screw.

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For some unknown reason the factory screws are extremely long. They protrude
through the firewall about 1". They are a 1/4-20 screw.
In looking at where it goes it seems the screw will go through the firewall insulation, at least on my car. Maybe even carpet/padding also, IDK until I mock it up to drill the holes so the screw has to be long enough to travel through that and bite into sheet metal before it then compresses all of that would be my guess. So yeah then there would be all that screw travel sticking through firewall

I may have something in my nut/bolt stuff to work or just get the ones made by AMK.

Ha, just found one cheaper than RA at NPD. OER brand. I have some of their stuff on the car now, fits well. IDK if the Goodmark one is different in any way
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Re: Carpet Guard around base of Steering Column?

Got the OER trim piece and screws from NPD. Fit is good and the trim piece did not impede the operation of accelerator pedal.

I marked the carpet for the holes and used a soldering iron to burn the hole, thanks for that tip. There were no holes in the firewall (pre 5/67 car) as I pulled the firewall pad away to confirm. The only hole was where a rubber push pin was to hold firewall pad. The hole for the trim piece was no where near that size and also lower so I drilled the 2 holes needed for the screws. The screws had wax/rubber over the threads which would act as a sealant which I thought was cool.

This was a fairly simple install and did clean up the visual from drivers POV of the area between column and top of carpet.

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Nice touch! I just put in new carpet, I’ll have to pick one of those guards up!

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Nice touch! I just put in new carpet, Iíll have to pick one of those guards up!
Thanks. I got the OER one and the fit is good and the screws vs the rubber push plug. Having done this now my $.02 is you would want the screws vs the plug attachment. IDK if post 5/67 1st gens have the holes pre-drilled in FW or if the screws were "self taping". They have a wax/rubber coating on the treads so maybe they are self taping/seal screws, IDK. I just marked for holes and drilled them.

part #'s at NPT are:
C-6758-1A Trim piece $27.99
C-6758-1AK Screws (2 in a pack) $4.99
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