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Old 02-28-2012, 07:58 PM
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71-6 GM full size convertible parts availability

A customer came in with a 75 Impala convertible today for a estimate for a interior and top repair,whoever put the top on did not put the drain back on and the wire that holds it up to the body was missing. Does anyone out there know if that wire part is being reproduced and does any of the top manufactures make the drain as I never seen one in the catalogs,these cars are no longer in the junkyards around here so I doubt we could find a used wire and a drain for a pattern.

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What you are looking for is called a gutter. They are now made from fiberglass.

Check the link: http://www.opgi.com/p/convertible-to...0/KM02041.html

The price will floor you!

For full size Chevrolet:

http://www.impalas.com/convertible-t...-show-all.html

also: http://www.impalas.com/1971-1975-imp...rod/c3235.html

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My convertible top supplier has what they call raingutter for your top. I don't know if it's priced per side or for the entire car, but it's far less than Impala Bob. What wire are you talking about? There is a part called the convertible top gutter retaining rod. There also should be a cable on each side of the top that feeds through pockets on both sides of the top, which one are you talking about? My supplier also has the original cables in pairs only. PM me for prices if you are interested.
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There is only one rain gutter on these cars and one of our suppliers has it and found a company that has the long metal rod that is used to hold it to the body,I have noticed the aftermarket side tension cables have a tendency to come unhooked from the rear and was wondering if there is a better set of cables being made.
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My supplier claims their cables are exactly as original.
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