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sixt9x33rs

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Convertible quarter panel brace
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:05:11 AM »
Were there braces on 69 convertible quarters similar to ones on the coupes? The braces I am referring to are the ones that are under the trunk ledge behind the rear window. They are somewhat shaped like a triangle. Wish I could describe better.

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Lawrence
'69 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
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'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles

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Re: Convertible quarter panel brace
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 11:47:15 AM »
No, there is a whole different structure under the vert sheet metal to support the top's trim sticks. Way different than the coupes.

sixt9x33rs

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Re: Convertible quarter panel brace
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013, 12:38:10 PM »
Ok thanks. I am going to look at a convertible next weekend and it suppose to be an original sheet metal car from AZ. I know to look for the factory stampings in the trunk gutters but was also looking for other clues to originality.
'69 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
POP 39,000
69 X77 Z/28 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored
'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles