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Can you put Belair back glass in a club coupe? (1953 chevy)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KadenRay, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. KadenRay
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
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    I just realized my 1953 Chevy is a club coupe and that the back window is smaller and a totally different shape. my question is can I cut out the club coupe back glass and put in a belair back window? any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Hnstray
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    Maybe. Some cardboard templates of the roof/window contour of one model, when compared to the other, should give a pretty good idea if the basic contours are the same or close enough to be easily adapted.

    Personally, I like the smaller back glass on the much rarer club coupe.
     
  3. 49ratfink
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    just eyeballing the side profile of your coupe in your albums I would think it would not work. really need both cars together to figure it out for sure though.

    I like the coupe back window better anyways.
     
  4. TERPU
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    Sorry man it's a no go.
    I know the Coupe glass is hard to find but it'd be worth it.

    Tim
     
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  5. KadenRay
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    Well Damn, wish I would have been more knowledgable when I was younger and first got it. I like the belair style back windows and I don't care for the smaller windows much at all. Might be time to sell it and start the search all over again. Thanks for the replies guys.
     
  6. lucky
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    Don't be so hasty...can you not graft in the rear section of a belair roof and window?
     

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  7. lucky
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    all that being said, if you are willing to sell based only on the back window, it doesn't sound like you really dig the car anyhow
     
  8. henry29
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    The 53 150 business coupe is a pretty rare car and very desirable, I'd sell it and buy a 210/ Bel air.

    Besides the back glass the top is a lot shorter and the quarter glass is different.
     
  9. TERPU
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    Whoah! Don't cut that car up. To some that's a much more desirable version. There is a guy out there willing to trade you a Sedan or Hardtop for the Coupe. OR just sell it outright and find a '53 or '54 of your liking. That Coupe is a great start on a super cool Custom or Hot Rod. If I still lived in Texas we'd be talking about when I was coming to get it.


    All the best,

    Tim
     
  10. KadenRay
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    It's not that I don't dig the car that much, it's just that the look of the back window on the 53-54's is one of my fave things about the car. That's why I wanted to know if I could graft that section on to it, I really appreciate your photoshop, that's the kind of info I was looking for.
     
  11. KadenRay
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    But as the other guys have pointed out, it might be a better idea to sell my club coupe and get a sedan/ belair to start with.
     
  12. 53chevtrev
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    coupes are rare, i got one and you should not try and change anything. sell it to someone who will appreciate it, dont modify it. they look rad chopped.
     
  13. KadenRay
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    Thanks for all the input guys, I have decided I wont try to alter the back window as I now realize that the Club coupes are rare and desirable. I believe I will be selling the car to someone who really appreciates the club coupes so I can purchase a belair. once again thanks for the input and information.
     
  14. LowBlazin
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    Woah, i just missed out on purchasing a club coupe last week. Im in Austin. Shoot me a PM if you decide to sell. I may be interested.
     
  15. verde742
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    lotta lovers of '53 coupes in Washington State,, !!!

    As I like to tell people ;;; " Yea, they only made "53's that ONE year "

    goes over their heads,, applicable to other years as well..
     
  16. KadenRay
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    looking at Chevtrevs Coupe chopped is making me rethink selling it. its not what I origonally envisioned but I think it can still make it a really cool custom. Im gonna take a couple weeks to make a decision, ill shoot you a pm lowblazin if i decide to sell.
     
  17. Smokey2
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    Funny how we always want what we "ain't got" .............
    Curly hair, we want straight !
    Heavy build, we want skinny !
    Chopped the Top on my '53 tudor, and went w/ smaller back glass from a shoebox.

    Good luck on whatever you decide..................:cool:
     

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