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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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1967 Impala Boot Question

I have purchased an older restoration of a 67 Impala. When the top is down and I install the boot - the boot has a strip of velcro and two snaps - I cannot figure out what to attach the velco and snaps to can someone help me with this?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 05:39 PM
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The snaps are supposed to have the rivet that they snap on to attached to the boddy. Velcro wasn't around back in 1967 (it was invented in the eighties) as such I have no idea where that is supposed to attach.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 10:11 PM
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My 1966 has the velcro and two snaps along the top of the back seat. The velcro is attatched to the body on the top edge of the panel that the back of the back seat is attached. It is held on with screws and two of the screws have the snaps on them. The rest of the boot is snapped on. Hope that helps!

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Velcro was invented in 1948, in 60's it was used by NASA on Apollo missions to secure devices for easy retrieval. In late 60's shoes companies started using it on kids shoes.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2015, 11:37 PM
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Apparently I remembered the dates wrong on Velcro. I remember reading the article in LIFE magazine that interviewed the Swedish sportsman that pulled burs out of his dogs hair and put one under a microscope to discover the hooks that latched onto the dogs hair. After that it was just finding some short pile rug and adhesive to make Velcro work.

I thought I had read that in the eighties, but it was actually in the late sixties.

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