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I have a 63 ss convertible my problem is its rusted out on top of right quarter an trunk filler panel [see picture] http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww27/63an66SScars/novatop002.jpg any ideas on where to locate parts? I bought hardtop full quarter to graft on but its different than convertible at the top. it would be nice to find the top part from a donor car. the floors,trunk, well and rockers are solid. is this a common rust problem on these?
 

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man thats gonna be a tough one, can't tell with the flash reflection what areas exactly and how bad its been affected....if you were to lean over the backseat and look underneath how does that area look, meaning is it more the outer or inner section thats a problem
 

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Rust near and below

the snap mounts for the top boot are a pretty hard to get replacement part. I have the same problem with a SS vert and I'm using a trunk opening from a donor sedan and will have to make a replacement patch for the sides if needed over the quarter panel. I'm also replacing the outer doghouse, trunk drop-off and quarter panel.
 

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Convertible rust

The common problem is the plastic rear windows used on these cars. When a Nova convertible is left outside the rear window is the first thing to go. The top material is next. That is more than likely what happened here.
Moisture seeps in where the top is attached or into the rear area behind the rear seat and you have a problem.
More than likely you will need to find someone that will cut a panel off a parts car for you.
I would try http://chevy2only.com first and beyond that post a wanted ad anywhere you can think of.
 
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