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7/22/12 6:32pm - Original Message: 'convertible top nightmare'
tinbender
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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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 Well I finally decided  to put my new convertible top on....Shocked SURPRIZE!!! I got a call from the shop doing the work and was told that there was a problem with the header bow.It was rusted beyond repair.I was amazed when I saw it ,you could not tell that it was that bad with the top on.I made the trip to Philly to look at a header bow replacement part,but it was in as bad shape as mine(I don't know what that guy was thinking).Found a new one at Mid America and Ecklers(second one has better price) going to call tomorrow and make sure this is the same part before I order it.
                             Rick


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7/22/12 8:28pm - Reply: 'Re: convertible top nightmare'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

Joined: 6/3/2008
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Rick, whats that tune "and one thing leads to another"
Well glad they found it and you can put a new strong one in.
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and not to rub salt in the wound....but can anyone tell me what group sang that song? Wink


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7/22/12 9:48pm - Reply: 'Re: convertible top nightmare'
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Bowling Green, KY - USA

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1975 Coupe, Black, 4-spd (IWAVE2) 1971 Coupe, Blue, 4-spd, Big Block (BLUBYU) 1982 Collector Edition (COOL CE)

Joined: 7/12/2003
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Good luck with the new top Tinbender.  

And Ebo,  a group called THE FIXX sang that song.  I can remember watching the "Solid Gold" Dancers dance to that song,:)


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7/22/12 10:17pm - Reply: 'Re: convertible top nightmare'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Hope you get it all straightened out, Rick!
 
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7/23/12 6:29am - Reply: 'Re: convertible top nightmare'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

Joined: 6/3/2008
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IWAVE2 said:

Good luck with the new top Tinbender.  

And Ebo,  a group called THE FIXX sang that song.  I can remember watching the "Solid Gold" Dancers dance to that song,:)

Jon your right! just thought that was very fitting.....with our cars.... most FIXX's are because one thing leads to another!!!!

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7/23/12 1:11pm - Reply: 'Re: convertible top nightmare'
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1974 coupe. 350 CID with Turbo 400 trans. Decal says 8.5:1 compression. Needs paint and AC replaced but don't plan on full restoration. Car runs strong. No big problems so far. 67,000 miles on Odometer, probably rolled over

Joined: 7/3/2010
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Sorry to here another "found a rusty part" report.
I think I'll get that "One Thing Leads To Another" song and put it in the player when I'm out in the garage working on the vette.

Good luck on the fixx. Hope every thing goes well



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It has been over a year since I started. I had to quit the project so the car just sat in the garage. I was able to get started again in May 2012. As of July 27 2012 I have done the fiberglass repairs and applied Slick Sand High Build Primer.




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7/23/12 1:56pm - Reply: 'Re: convertible top nightmare'
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Well made some calls today ,and I ordered a replacement header bow from corvette central(had best price).
                                    Rick


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7/23/12 4:19pm - Reply: 'Re: convertible top nightmare'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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At least someone had it! I always get those parts that they don't make anymore and they keep saying the replacement is "coming soon"! Hope it all works out!
 
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