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8/18/12 1:21pm - Original Message: 'T-Tops/Body'
ROCKRDR
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Lakeside, AZ - USA

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1975 C3 Stingray

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I have my 75 Coupe and the roof part that the t-tops lye against on the top in the back
is painted fiberglass?? anyways I got the crome strips to install and it doesnt look
like these went on top has anybody replaced these or added them to their vette?

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6uOAIjGf3cWMHJkQm4wVzlmdE0



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8/18/12 8:36pm - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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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

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jason, can you take a picture with some arrows pointing to what you mean?
I went to the link....is the red car yours? just not sure what your looking at...maybe more will reply if you can some how show it to us....
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8/18/12 11:08pm - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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1975 C3 Stingray

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ebo said:
jason, can you take a picture with some arrows pointing to what you mean?
I went to the link....is the red car yours? just not sure what your looking at...maybe more will reply if you can some how show it to us....
Evil Smileebo


here ya go:




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1975 Corvette Coupe 
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8/20/12 2:09am - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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should look like this




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1975 Corvette Coupe 
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8/20/12 2:40pm - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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My 1981 has nothing in the area that the arrows are pointing too.  Maybe I am missing something buit I do not think so!!!
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8/20/12 10:29pm - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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Thats not a chrome strip for the outer edge of a T top is it?
 
 


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8/21/12 12:47am - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
ROCKRDR
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it shows it mounted to the body not the t-top I didnt know if there were notches from the factory or what is under the chrome..

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8/21/12 12:18pm - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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My 82CE does not have any chrome on the back either.  Front & the center but not the back.  Just painted fiberglass.

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8/21/12 1:39pm - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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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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Not ALL Sharks had that chrome(actually stainless) trim in that area. I'm not sure what year they stopped, but it was around '72-'73. I'm not even sure if my '74  has that there...it might, but I don't think it does.

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8/21/12 2:13pm - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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Greer, SC - USA

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1978 Black with Viking mural painted under hood AM/FM/CB radio, T-top and a 2013 Cyber Gray Grand Sport Coupe, 2LT for my daily driver

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My '78 does not have that stainless strip. It does look cleaner than the black painted fiberglass however.

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8/27/12 2:19pm - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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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

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I'm not sure how stock my 74 is but it does have the chrome (SS) strip.

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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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8/27/12 4:25pm - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

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Chevrolet cheaped out in 1975 and stopped adding the stainless strips at the rear of the t-top opening. My cousin as an all original '74 that he purchased new in 1974 and it has the strips. My '75 does not have it. I wish it did as it really looks nice. In fact, my cousin thought it was missing from mine but further research tought me that it was never there in the first place.

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8/28/12 4:41pm - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

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ROCKRDR said: it shows it mounted to the body not the t-top I didnt know if there were notches from the factory or what is under the chrome..

I found a parts manual for that era of C3 online and it shows how to install the strips. Looks like there were 3 notches cut into the fiberglass to access the holes in the back of the stainless trim and then a screw and special rectangular sort of washer to hold them underneath. Also, a rivet is required in the corner where the center T meets these strips. It all gets covered up inside by the interior trim.

The GM part numbers are: 12.810 for the 6 washers
                                         8.908 for the 6 screws
                                         8.967 for the 2 rivets
                                       12.075 for the 2 stainless mouldings


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8/28/12 11:59pm - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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Case75 said:
ROCKRDR said: it shows it mounted to the body not the t-top I didnt know if there were notches from the factory or what is under the chrome..

I found a parts manual for that era of C3 online and it shows how to install the strips. Looks like there were 3 notches cut into the fiberglass to access the holes in the back of the stainless trim and then a screw and special rectangular sort of washer to hold them underneath. Also, a rivet is required in the corner where the center T meets these strips. It all gets covered up inside by the interior trim.

The GM part numbers are: 12.810 for the 6 washers
                                         8.908 for the 6 screws
                                         8.967 for the 2 rivets
                                       12.075 for the 2 stainless mouldings


Thanks for the info, you by any chance have a copy of that parts manual
Thanks,
   Jason


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My Project:
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8/29/12 6:53am - Reply: 'Re: T-Tops/Body'
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1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

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ROCKRDR said:
Case75 said:
ROCKRDR said: it shows it mounted to the body not the t-top I didnt know if there were notches from the factory or what is under the chrome..

I found a parts manual for that era of C3 online and it shows how to install the strips. Looks like there were 3 notches cut into the fiberglass to access the holes in the back of the stainless trim and then a screw and special rectangular sort of washer to hold them underneath. Also, a rivet is required in the corner where the center T meets these strips. It all gets covered up inside by the interior trim.

The GM part numbers are: 12.810 for the 6 washers
                                         8.908 for the 6 screws
                                         8.967 for the 2 rivets
                                       12.075 for the 2 stainless mouldings


Thanks for the info, you by any chance have a copy of that parts manual
Thanks,
   Jason

I found the link on this forum under the Electrical posts sticky:
 
 
Open the 3rd file on the list. You have to scroll along way through the manual to find the t-top p[ictures.



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