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Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« on: April 02, 2018, 01:11:16 AM »
Is there a simple way to determine if uninstalled side glass is from a coupe or a convertible? As far as I know, the door glass is the same shape/size for '68 and '69 regardless of body style (correct me if wrong!) but the quarter glass is a different shape between coupe and convertible. Thanks for any tips in spotting the difference!
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Ex-E/MP at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach.

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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 07:25:22 AM »
I know an easy way to spot 68 from 69 door glass is 68 has a flat bottom vs 69 has a "wave" to it. I have been told 68 door glass will work in a 69. Quarter glass, I would think if you had them next to each other the 69 quarter glass would be slightly larger, but that is just me imagining the cars.
Convertible glass vs. hardtop glass I am uneducated on. Sorry
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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 11:08:37 AM »
Thanks Austin. I've been comparing pictures of coupes and convertibles and think I can see the 'vert glass has a more pronounced curve to the top/rear, so hopefully that's correct.
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Ex-E/MP at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach.

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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 05:44:55 PM »
Well nothing worse than posting a question where nobody responds. Surprised a convertible guy hasn't responded. Everyone must be purchasing finished cars these  days... ;D

I have been looking for a early piece of LOF soft ray passenger door glass for my white car along with a similar piece for my rear glass, so i have become a little educated along the way.  :)
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 09:54:34 PM »
I have a great picture of an original convertible quarter glass....I just can never post on this sight no matter how hard I try.......anybody can send me an email and I will forward picture.

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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 10:00:02 PM »
 Here are the 67 convertible qtr-glass from my resto if this helps.

Mike
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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 12:13:31 AM »
Tim,

Sent you pictures of convertible and coupe quarter glass side by side, and placed on top of one another. I do not know how to post pictures so post them if you like.

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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 03:18:20 AM »
I would like to see that. Thanks Warren
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 04:18:34 AM »
Austin,

Emailed you the same pictures I sent Tim. If he cannot post them maybe you can.

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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2018, 04:31:17 AM »
Here are the photos from Warren (WorkinProgress), great pictures, very helpful thank you.
Picture 1 has the coupe and convertible quarter glass laid on top of each other to show the different edge profile.
Picture 2 has the convertible glass on the left and the coupe on the right.
Picture 3 is of the coupe quarter glass.
Picture 4 is of the convertible quarter glass.
Note the convertible glass has a more pronounced curvature to the top rear, and is slightly narrower front-to-back along the body line.
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Ex-E/MP at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach.

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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2018, 08:49:34 AM »
Here are the 67 convertible qtr-glass from my resto if this helps.
Mike
Thanks Mike, good reference picture.
Tim in Australia.
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Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Ex-E/MP at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach.

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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2018, 05:45:48 PM »
According to my Hollander interchange:

Windshield 67-9 hdt same, 67-9 conv same,
67-9 hdt back glass same,
Door glass regardless hdt or conv are same for 67 only , 68-9 same for hdt & conv,
1/4 glass 67 unique to 67, different hdt from conv
1/4 glass for 68-9 are same (interchange) for hdt., same for 68-9 1/4 glass for conv which interchange. But hdt is different from conv. ( as seen above) hdt= hardtop coupe. Conv = convertible

Not sure why or what on a 67 1/4 glass, irrespective of hdt or conv, is different from 68-9
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Re: Side Glass - Coupe or Convertible?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2018, 06:49:51 PM »
Good info, thanks Bentley!
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Ex-E/MP at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach.