Hi Everybody! I've been doing some lurking and searching and reading, and now I have a question I'm having a tough time finding answers to. I've come across an 1952 Olds hardtop that's been converted to a convertible (some smart ass kids took a baseball bat to the original top). The guy did the work himself, and says it was a pretty sano job. Since it's on a hardtop frame, it has the x-brace like a convertible - he says. I'm driving up to look at the car this weekend. As far as snipping off a top of a hardtop (not 2-door sedan or coupe with posts), assuming it is the right frame, is there anything in the body I need to look for as far as bracing and whatnot? In theory, I can't foresee anything since GM built the hardtop to be a "hardtop convertible" - and on my 50 Belair all door parts and stuff are the same as for the convertible. Thank you all!