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5/13/11 3:09pm - Original Message: 'Convertible Latch won't hold'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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I took the hard top off this week and put the soft top up.My problem is the pin on the driver side wants to pop out when I hit a bump.I tried to adjust it up and down.Is there another way to adjust these pins?
                Rick tinbender2011-05-13 12:11:22
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5/13/11 9:38pm - Reply: 'Convertible Latch won't hold'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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Front or back pin?  I had the problem on the back pin last year.  I know that pin screws in and out to give more length.  Its not easy to turn, but it does and it doesn't get lose

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5/13/11 10:18pm - Reply: 'Convertible Latch won't hold'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Sorry....it had to be done....Embarrassed

The pins should be adjustable, as Marshall says. You might need to make sure the cable(s) are not too tight, allowing the latches to not completely retain the pins....


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5/13/11 10:19pm - Reply: 'Convertible Latch won't hold'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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Back pin on the drivers side,looking at the latch  it looks like it dosen't catch on very much on the latch the way it made....sprayed the latch and spring(both sides) with wd40 still pops open.
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5/13/11 10:20pm - Reply: 'Convertible Latch won't hold'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
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Like Marshall said, they just screw in or out.  I'm having the same issue with "The Toy".  Tried new pins and that helped a little bit but it still pops out on occassion.  It is very possible that the latch is the problem - not the pins.  According to Larry at Corvette Specialties replacing the latches is a spendy exercise.

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5/13/11 10:25pm - Reply: 'Convertible Latch won't hold'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

Joined: 11/1/2007
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I know I'm working on a beer buget.....but duct tapeLOL naw,but thanks for the idea......

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5/14/11 9:39am - Reply: 'Convertible Latch won't hold'
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

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I know mine were not right when I got mine..see if you can loosen the cable that goes to it..should be at the handle side...

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