1970 Camaro console ashtray door springs

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by maguyvr, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I remember now! The springs weren't that sturdy and they did make the lid clunk...enough so that all my buddies would play with the damn thing until they broke! :)

    Also, they would use that area as a hand rest when getting out of the back seat. Mine broke once and I had to super glue the back part of the console on again!
     
  2. maguyvr

    maguyvr New Member

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    I think the reason the springs are missing on most cars is because they fall out so easy. I got a little creative and melted the plastic around the end that likes to fall out. The lid works great.
     
  3. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Crazy, In all these years I've never noticed that there were springs... I'll have to dig out my original console and look. Last summer I installed a new OER console in my car, not sure if they come with springs?
    I think every 70-72 Camaro built with console option has a busted off rear ashtray housing! As soon as you lean on that tail section you're done! Stupid design by GM for sure!
     
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  4. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good poll item! :)
     
  5. jbloake

    jbloake Veteran Member

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    This is a picture from Charley's 1100 mile car. On his site the spring looks to have different ends That leads me to believe there should have been a LH & RH spring. There is only one part # so no, there wasn't . This also makes me think one side would stay in place better than the other , allowing one to fall out easy ,like in Charley's case it looks like the LH is on the carpet
     
  6. maguyvr

    maguyvr New Member

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    I saw that picture of the spring on Charley's site a while back. Had to laugh. 1100 miles and it was on the floor! I'm not quite sure how they're supposed to be held in other than just spring pressure in a wedge. The spring will work in either side, the S of the spring is backwards on one side but it works the same way. I used a flat tip on my soldering iron to build up some plastic to hold the spring in. Seems to have worked so far.
     

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