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-61 cadillac convertible rack

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Foppa, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Foppa
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
    Posts: 168

    Foppa
    Member

    Hello,
    I'm in the middle of converting my 61 Cadillac to an Convertible and i need a convertible rack. I have found a guy here in near me in sweden that sells many parts and he's got an rack from a -62 cadillac (i know that 61 and 62 are the same.) But since it's cadillac i think that he's just might be a little expensive and maybe could save some money by buying a convertible rack from another car?

    So is there any other GM convertible rack that will fit?
    If i can take a rack from any other make or year? that use the same rack?

    I know that -60 buick convertible rack is the same as cadillac -59 convertible.. for an example..

    And for a little notice, My windshield, i have already sunken in to the cowl area 2", so the rack probably will have to be adjusted some to fit anyway.. any advice?

    Thanks
    Foppa
     
  2. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    propwash
    Member
    from Las Vegas

    rack? You mean the convertible top assembly? There's a US-published Holland Interchange Manual that most stateside wrecking yards use. See if you can find one from the years you're concerned with.

    best of luck
     
  3. Foppa
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
    Posts: 168

    Foppa
    Member

    yeah exactly what i mean. :)
    hmmpf, that sounds like a tought one to find..
     
  4. themotherbrain
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
    Posts: 47

    themotherbrain
    Member
    from New York

    Hi. I can't help personally, but check out the 61-62 Cadillac Owners Group.

    http://www.61-62cadillacs.com/forums/index.php

    Maybe you'll get lucky and somebody has a parts car they can scavenge it from.

    Also, I'm not positive, but I think a 61 impala top might fit as well as it shares the same glass on the windshield and front door in the hardtop models. I'm not sure if that follows over to the convertible though. The convertibles have different windshields I know at the very least so with you having a hardtop, I'm not sure how it would change the fit. I know you said you are modifying it, but wanted to give a heads up on that. I can check my interchange manual when I'm home later to try for a definite answer to your original question though.
     
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