Aftermarket slip-on plastic guards were common accessories installed during the ’70s. They prevented damage from occurring to the sharp edge created by the Firebird’s crisp body line. Some dealerships would install them on stock inventory to keep from damaging a new car or others next to it when shuttling it around the lot. It’s also possible that the Norwood plant was using them, too. Whether the factory or dealership actually installed them or the original owner did after taking delivery is something we may never know. We can also see the outline of a sticker on the door. It’s about the size of that installed by Hurst, which notes the installation of the aftermarket Hatches. It, however, was to be installed on the driver’s door. Whether this was one that was installed incorrectly and removed, or a sticker noting a dealer stock number are only guesses.