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Old 8th-November-2012, 01:35 PM   #16
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3rd Gen 'Vert

I like it! Of course some paint and decent wheels would go a long way, but I give it a thumbs up! The beautiful sweep of the fender really shines without the roof detracting attention. I think the finished product would would be awesome!
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Old 10th-November-2012, 04:47 AM   #17
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I think part of making verts is to shorten the windshield too, that might help I really can't tell if he did that out not there.
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Old 10th-November-2012, 06:00 AM   #18
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Here's a rendering:
This one looks good except its too low to the ground.
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Old 10th-November-2012, 08:32 AM   #19
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Nope, not for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 10th-November-2012, 09:08 AM   #20
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Nope, not for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll stay with my 63!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



That is a beautiful looking 63 you have.
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Old 10th-November-2012, 09:12 AM   #21
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Thank you!! It's currently undergoing an engine swap!! Check out the thread here. "Project 63 engine swap has started"

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Old 10th-November-2012, 09:39 AM   #22
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No thanks and zero structural integrity.
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Old 12th-November-2012, 12:33 AM   #23
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No thanks and zero structural integrity.
that can be changed tho right?
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Old 12th-November-2012, 09:33 AM   #24
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that can be changed tho right?
Yes it can, via chassis bracing.
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Old 13th-November-2012, 11:14 AM   #25
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The Camaro uses a reinforced inner rocker to strengthen the chassis, you would need to do something like that or buy the complete frame that I have seen for sale but that goes around 10 large if I remember correctly. You also might have a bit of a problem getting it insured as you made a car into a convertible that was never intended to be that way. Most likely you would need it done by a professional fab shop with experience in that area. that way should it ever fail the insurance company may be able to recover their payout from the fab shops insurance. It doesn't look that bad to me, go with 17" rims, drop it 2" and give it a decent paint job... maybe.
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All it needs is paint.

I've always wondered what T-tops would look like on a 3rd gen. I think they would suit it better than the convertible top.
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Old 13th-November-2012, 01:02 PM   #27
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Can anyone post a pic of a finished 3rd generation convertible...........with an operating top?

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Old 13th-November-2012, 02:16 PM   #28
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Can anyone post a pic of a finished 3rd generation convertible...........with an operating top?

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Hopefully not.
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i to dislike it, it may look a "little" better if they kept the vent windows.
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Back in the early 70s G.M. did a convertible 70 Camaro,it didnt look good at all.
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