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4/9/11 2:49pm - Original Message: 'ttops'
legsdiamond
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St. Louis, MO - USA

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1976 Corvette

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Hi All,
 
I purchased some ttops that are tinted in the center and fiberglass around the edges. I thought they would fit my 1976 Vette. But I am having trouble getting them to fit. I was told they came off a 1974 Vette. Can someone give me any suggestions? Is it possible these tops will not fit and I may have to sell?  Help!
 
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Darrell
 
 
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4/9/11 3:33pm - Reply: 'ttops'
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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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I don't know about fittng them, but I think you have a set of "moon roofs" that were made by Ecklers. I'm sure one of the master minds of the site will give you some answers! Good luck!
 
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4/11/11 7:07am - Reply: 'ttops'
legsdiamond
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St. Louis, MO - USA

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The tops came from Ecklers? Maybe I can give them a call and they can provide some type of help. But, if anyone else can assist me with this I'd really appreciate it! 
 
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Darrell


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4/11/11 8:12am - Reply: 'ttops'
rraider1
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Woodland, WA - USA

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1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

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this might help

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4/11/11 8:16am - Reply: 'ttops'
rraider1
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Woodland, WA - USA

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1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

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I found this info also
 

There are multiple adjustments points on the 1968-1977 Corvette T-Tops. All of the

outer latches and center locks have adjustment points. To get your Corvette’s T-Tops to fit

correctly, first loosen the latches and center locks. Next, fit the T-Tops to your Corvette,

moving and sliding the T-Tops into the desired position. They should be flush from side to side

and between 1/8″ to 1/4″ high at the rear roof. The glass roof panels were designed to fit

from 1/8″ to 1/4″ higher than the rear roof so do not attempt to make the panels flush at the

rear. Once you have them placed correctly, sit in your Corvette and begin to tighten the

adjustment points. Both the latches and center locks have vertical adjustments in them as

well. Your T-Top can be pulled down tighter by turning the adjustable bolt in the outer

latches. When adjusting the bolt take notice of the clearance from the roof panel to the

windshield header; there should be a minimum of 1/16″ gap. You want the rubber

weatherstrip at the front of the T-Top to compress so that there are no leaks but you do not

want it to be so tight that the T-Top actually lays on top of the windshield header molding. For

the last adjustment simply add or delete shims to the center locks until the desired fit is

achieved. For additional information read our Finishing Touches & Details technical article at

CorvetteMagazine.com.



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4/11/11 11:57am - Reply: 'ttops'
legsdiamond
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St. Louis, MO - USA

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rraider1, I really appreciate the info! I already bought new hardware for the tops. Now I will use the info you just gave me. I will post the results!

THANKS!! Thumbs Up

Darrell


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