Home page

Forum: C3 Body

Topic: Luggage rack removal

Back to top of thread

Luggage rack removal (21/31)
 2/29/08 1:16am
yellow fever
Former Member

Send Private Message

Memphis, TN - USA

Vette(s):
1974 numbers-matching big block automatic coupe (currently own), 2003 Z06 (sold)


Joined: 8/22/2007
Posts: 2

I personally don't like luggage racks. Taking the one off my 74 was one of the first things I did to it. I had a good body shop glass in the holes and repaint the deck. It's not perfect but its pretty darn good, meaning you can see where the holes were if the glare is just right off the rear deck but you would have to look hard to see it. I say go for it. It cleans up the rear end of a C3 nicely.
Luggage rack removal (22/31)
 2/29/08 4:36am
Aaron1976
Former Member

Send Private Message

Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Corvette Stingray L-48 Automatic Black


Joined: 11/17/2007
Posts: 830

Mine does not have one and I prefer not having one. I do agree it looks cleaner, to me anyway. It is a personal choice.Big%20smile
 
Luggage rack removal (23/31)
 2/29/08 7:34am
tuxblacrayLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

Greensburg, IN - USA

Vette(s):
Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.


Joined: 9/24/2003
Posts: 5174

Wow that was digging up an old thread..... I like both looks! But I would be lost without mine. It is always in use.

I keep 2 lawn chairs strapped to it most of the time. That way I always have a front row seat when the BS sessions engage....

When we go on longer trips the Car Care bag and the tools get strapped on too.

C3's don't have much room as you know so that little extra outside helps gain some creature comforts inside.....


______________
Tuxblacray: She's Back In Black! Check out my pics @ My Link


(Click on image to see a bigger version)


Luggage rack removal (24/31)
 2/29/08 8:42am
6880Mike
Former Member

Send Private Message

Horse Cave, KY - USA

Vette(s):
1968 convertible; 1980 L-82


Joined: 10/22/2007
Posts: 488

There are three types of GM racks.  There is a six hole mounting and an eight hole mounting for the stainless steel racks.  These were dealer installed using well nuts.  The V54 roof racks have four mounting holes, also using well nuts.  These are factory installed.
 
None of the GM racks were glassed in.

Most of the aftermarket vendors sell the racks and the rack hardware kits.
 
Smile
Luggage rack removal (25/31)
 3/13/08 12:31pm
manchestersharkLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

Equinunk, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.


Joined: 10/31/2007
Posts: 2011

 
 KEEP the rack, do what it takes to mount it. NOTHING looks more sharp than a C3 with all the chrome you can muster.ClapLOL
Luggage rack removal (26/31)
 3/13/08 3:37pm
T-Mans70,73Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

Elma, WA - USA

Vette(s):
Red 1973 Convertible. L-48 Auto #'s matching Red 1970 LT-1 Convertible #'s matching


Joined: 6/25/2007
Posts: 692

I didnt like mine when I bought the car.
 
Now I couldnt see it without one.
The back of a vert looks naked IMO.
 
When 1badlt1 and I were walking the vette show a month ago we saw one where it was removed and the holes were way visable under the new paint. Looked horible.
 
 
Luggage rack removal (27/31)
 3/14/08 9:53pm
firebossLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

Choctaw, OK - USA

Vette(s):
1975 C3, L-48 ; Red with black interior


Joined: 4/23/2007
Posts: 37

Other than removing the gas tank (go figure) in order to get to it and everything being rusted and the fiberglass cracking around the holes, the removal went ok. Then after I had the holes fixed and painted for some reason the bottom two holes cracked again. After that fix everything has been ok.
I'm really not the expert at all---I depend on Shark71 and DNV for most everything; i'm sure they will reply.

Let me know how it works out.


.Adams' Apple2008-03-21 19:56:39
Luggage rack removal (28/31)
 3/14/08 10:34pm
Okie DudeLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

Eastern Oklahoma County, OK - USA

Vette(s):
1980 Black L48 T-Tops


Joined: 1/3/2006
Posts: 1560

Who are you?
Luggage rack removal (29/31)
 3/14/08 10:35pm
Okie DudeLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

Eastern Oklahoma County, OK - USA

Vette(s):
1980 Black L48 T-Tops


Joined: 1/3/2006
Posts: 1560

Oh yeah, the gas manRolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20LaughingRolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20LaughingRolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing
Re: Luggage rack removal (30/31)
 3/24/20 11:28am
RAM77C3
Limited Member
Send Private Message

Sunset Beach, NC - USA

Vette(s):
White 77 L48


Joined: 3/24/2020
Posts: 1

Have you had to replace the deck plugs?

Putting a new rack on and want to take out the old plugs and put new ones in because the rubber washer at the top of the plugs are drying out.

If so, would appreciate to know a safe way to extract the old ones.

Re: Luggage rack removal (31/31)
 3/24/20 12:29pm
Adams' AppleLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
Send Private Message

Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#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


Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19720

You can typically just push the old well-nuts right into the body, and let them fall on the floor.



______________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    

My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
Our Sponsors help support C3VR