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11/30/14 12:55pm - Original Message: 'Back carpet and dome light'
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Coupe 74 - 454 Drive it like you stole it!

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Hello

I am currently installing a new carpet and encountered 2 little issues.

Looking at the picture below, 

1) The dome light housing; are the 2 screws supposed to go into a U-clip ? (as pictured) I bagged and tagged most everything when I took my interior out, but that was 3 or 4 years ago, so my memory is iffy now.  I can't seem to find any picture online.  The retailers all have a kit, but I didn't find it for a 74.

2) The carpet plugs (3 of them) all broke when I took the old carpet out.  I found some at the local generic parts store, but they seem a bit short with the extra padding of the new carpet.  Looking for opinions here; remove more padding or try to find longer push pins to hold the "T" in place?

Thanks!


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11/30/14 3:19pm - Reply: 'Re: Back carpet and dome light'
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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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Page 163 in the Paragon catalog, looks like '74 has a plate rivited to the back wall with I guess threaded holes in it for the bezel mounting screws.

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11/30/14 4:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Back carpet and dome light'
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OMG I forgot how valuable the catalogs where for their illustrations. Thanks for pointing it out. I have the riveted plate, but couldn't find the screws for it. It's a tad smaller than most interior screws. I guess I'll have to go throughout my bags again. The plate is very thin too, the hole didn't look threaded, but I'll double check.
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