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Old 06-24-2012, 11:09 PM
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Hmmmmm interesting.

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Old 06-25-2012, 08:29 AM
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Wait a minute! I was driving all day long yesterday and couldn't get back to Brian's question. I'm pretty sure that I saw that latch assembly on the Oscar-Mayer Weinermobile. And yes, I still have my Weenie Whistle.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:55 AM
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I'm sorry, Prior to 1976 when all mfr quit and after 1928 when cabriolets came into common being.

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1939 was the year Chevrolet did not make a convertible. Probably due to lousy Convertible sale in previous years. They only sold about 2000 Convertabils in 38'.

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:16 AM
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You got it Boothboy. The floor is yours.........

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In 1971 GM had a problem with their Astro Ventalation system. This is a three part question.
What was the problem?
Why was it a problem?
What was the factory fix?
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:54 AM
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In 1971 GM had a problem with their Astro Ventilation system. This is a three part question.
What was the problem?
Why was it a problem?
What was the factory fix?
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:30 PM
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You know what's funny, 1939 popped out in my head when I read that question but when I google imaged 1939 Chevy convertible my screen is covered with them! Are all these made by some aftermarket company or something?







What is going on, I see that one of these cars has snaps for side curtains, were these "convertibles" actually roadsters? I don't see that mentioned anywhere.

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Well, I did a little more research and lo and behold I am only partly correct. GM did not offer a conv in N America but did offer a roadster out of the Holden Division in Australia. And just when I thought I was so smart.

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In 1971 GM had a problem with their Astro Ventilation system. This is a three part question.
What was the problem?
Why was it a problem?
What was the factory fix?
Anybody got a idea?
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:03 AM
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I don't have a clue.

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Old 06-26-2012, 09:24 AM
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Well it might be a little to technical but I'll let it go until the 24 hours are up but it's a good one. GM at it's best!
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Is it as technical as the bulletin I have for my Gran Sport where they were having corrosion problems in the antenna? The bulletin instructs the tech ("Mechanic" in 1965 Language) to remove the antenna nut and cut a quarter inch long piece of 5/16" fuel hose and slide it over the antenna and replace the nut.

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Very similar but it got a lot of notice at the time. Pretty big blunder and the fix was outstanding. I do remember a quick blip on a L.A. news program about it.
I was the guy at a Pontiac dealership that got to make the repair. They were to embarrassed to do it on the service isle. But saying all that after I reveal the answer( although I do hope that one of out learned cohorts will get the answer) you'll have to agree that GM went all out to make this repair. I'm sure that countless hours in the GM engineering department were spent to arrive at this extensive repair. I fondly look back on those happy smiling faces of those loyal GM customers as they drove away knowing the GM spared no expense making a problem go away.

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I don't have an answer but picture a nylon wire tie or piece of scotch tape as being part of the fix.

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No nothing so complex.
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