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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 02, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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hey guys i am restoring a convertible and i am having trouble finding anything that is written about the convertible. where could i found pics and diagrams of one . body by fisher manuals maybe? can you get blue prints from GM and if so how?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 02, 07:10 AM
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The 1969 Fisher Body Service Manual has a 52-page section on convertible tops - don't think you'll find the information anywhere else. It's available from most of the resto parts houses.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 02, 09:51 AM
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John in that 52 pages does it tell how to put a new top on.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 02, 04:21 PM
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I personnaly would let a professional put the top on, unless you've done it before.

I travel to Snowy Buffalo often on business. Drop me a line and maybe we cane get together to compare Camaro notes. I have a 69 convertible also
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 02, 10:09 AM
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Yes, it does, but I wouldn't recommend doing it "at home" - requires unique skills, materials, and tools that are generally only found in automotive trim shops that specialize in convertible tops. This job is not for the faint of heart, and is very easy to screw up.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 02, 01:04 PM
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camaro restoration book available through any of the resto parts houses including our sponsor on this web site also has that info .But I also would not recomended doing this job your self .I have been restoring and customizing cars for 30 years and there's not much I won't do , thats one of them . had mine done in the summer and paid a little extra to get it done by the best and it was worth it good luck
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 02, 05:05 PM
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Yesterday on Hot Rod TV they replaced the top on something. It did not look too hard. My top frame has been off and rebuilt, so I am going to have a professional do mine so they can adjust everything properly at the same time.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 02, 07:04 AM
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Yea, It never looks hard on TV, Those guys can do more in 1/2 hr than most can do in a week

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 02, 02:14 PM
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I did mine. It's not that big of a deal and looks good too. Saved $600. Just follow the instruction and it can be done at home.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 02, 07:16 AM
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A different point of view on this thread: https://www.camaros.net/forum/Forum14/HTML/000922.html
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