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8/1/10 3:59am - Original Message: 'Where to buy a hardtop'
Babyshamble
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Hi mates, does anybody know where I can get a new hardtop for a convertible vette 1969 ?
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8/1/10 9:34am - Reply: 'Where to buy a hardtop'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

Joined: 9/8/2003
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To the best of my knowledge, there are no new reproduction hardtops being made or sold for C3's.  You can find good used hardtops at larger swap meets, Craigslist, Ebay or maybe through some local Corvete clubs.  

The best place I've seen for a huge selection of hardtops is Corvettes at Carlisle.  You can find them there ranging in condition from needing a complete reconditioning to looking brand new and ready to drop on your car.  I found mine on Ebay...it was close by so I could pick it up and not pay shipping charges.

When looking for a hardtop, be aware that some '69s used hardtops with two attaching bolts on the rear deck and later '69s came with three attaching bolts.  If your car has two attaching points, you can use a top with three bolts...the center bolt can be removed by drilling out the rivets that attach it to the top.  


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8/1/10 10:17am - Reply: 'Where to buy a hardtop'
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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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They are out there, you just missed this one......
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8/1/10 4:36pm - Reply: 'Where to buy a hardtop'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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1975 L48 AT AC T-top

Joined: 3/20/2004
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I've seen many on Ebay.
 
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8/2/10 11:30am - Reply: 'Where to buy a hardtop'
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Mounds View, MN - USA

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70 LT1 coupe, 69 350 HP coupe, 69 390HP 427 coupe, 71 LS5 convert, 85 coupe, 93 coupe

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Real GM hartdtops all had two bolts.  '68 tops used a smaller hold down bolt, and didn't have the chrome tips at the back corners, but will work.  They show up pretty regularly, so just keep looking

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8/4/10 5:33pm - Reply: 'Where to buy a hardtop'
Babyshamble
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Thanks for the info mates
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8/4/10 6:03pm - Reply: 'Where to buy a hardtop'
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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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 The one I use on my 75 has three bolts two large ones and a smaller one in the middle.
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