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  • Protruding Screws Behind Seats

    Has anybody seen the black sheet metal screws protruding upward Behind our seats? They are literally poking up from the floor. If you didn’t see them you could do some damage to your hand. I have them on vin 690 and my buddy on vin 1970
    thanks! Jim

  • #2
    GM was made aware of that issue, but possibly after your vehicles were produced. Just cut them off. Or have your dealer cut them off. One of the benefits of getting an early production number car. At least that's minor.
    I'm still trying to figure out what people are doing putting their hands under the seat that far back ?
    Last edited by Frenzy36; 06-29-2020, 05:08 PM.
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    • #3
      This is not something unique to early made C8’s, but part of the assembly process and will remain. Working around cars is never without some risk, but thanks to Jimsue8, we will now reach back there with caution.
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      • #4
        I agree ...Never been back there ..probably never will...doesn't bother me if there even there ..I have no reason to go behind the seats ...because there is nothing there and no space based on my 6'4" seat positioning....Its all the way back.

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        • #5
          So you never move your seat ahead to clean? Sorry I asked the question. Someone please remove this post!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jimsue8 View Post
            So you never move your seat ahead to clean? Sorry I asked the question. Someone please remove this post!
            Thank You JimSue 8 .I personally am glad you posted the post and It would be a shame to remove. I think we should keep each other informed of any issues and look out to be safe.
            Thank You

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            • #7
              I agree with ZORA 69. Don't be sorry about your post. Every time someone posts an issue like this, it saves someone else from discovering it themselves, perhaps painfully. As for these screws, if cutting them off is worrisome, go to the local hardware store and buy plastic caps to fit over the exposed screw ends. It might save snagging your hand on the screws (or their stubs) next time you clean under the seats.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the public service announcement. I always move my seats forward to clean behind them. Now I know to look for the screws. Plastic caps are a great idea if accessibility is difficult

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                • #9
                  I saw it reported elsewhere that these screws are used during assembly to align the carpet properly. I guess this is one of the things we have to accept in a $60K mid-engined supercar that Ferrari buyers don't worry about.
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                  • #10
                    Plastic caps or a dab of bright neon (maybe yellow) nail polish on the top of the screw to make them more visible might help to avoid them if it’s a concern.
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                    • #11
                      Are these actually sheet metal screws or are they the M6x1.00 studs that were mentioned in a different topic?
                      Sheet metal screws have a very sharp point, studs have a blunt end.
                      If they are actually studs, a metric cap nut will do the job or a rubber/plastic cap would work just as well.
                      If they are screws, a zip cut will remove them quickly.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
                        I'm still trying to figure out what people are doing putting their hands under the seat that far back ?
                        That is the second place I look for my phone. lol Side of the seat is the first place.

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                            Originally posted by Tbob View Post
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                            Perfect solution... and you can't get any cheaper than that.

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                            • #15
                              What? No nut behind the wheel jokes?
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