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'88 Vert - Need a New Top, Can I Go Glass?

Dan87GT

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Joined
Sep 16, 2006
Messages
3
Location
Erie, Pa
Corvette
1988 Triple Black Convert
Hello.
I need to replace my top on my 88 vert, GM has discontinued the retro-fit kit that allowed you to install a later year glass window top. I have seen pictures of this kit and it does not look there is much too it....What issues would I have if I installed a glass window top on my 88?...Can someone explain what the retro-fit kit did?

thanks..
 

OSU-VETTE

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Joined
Jan 19, 2003
Messages
60
Location
Central OH
Corvette
1985 Z51, Black with Purple Accents
Hey Dan, I had to replace the top on my 85 a few years ago and when I bought it on eBay, the guy had it advertised as an 85, and when I received it, found the bolts did not match up. I ordered a kit from Ecklers or Mid America, cannot recall, and it took about an hour to replace everything. I did have to buy a new spring/lock washer for the visor due to hammering it out of the way. It ran about $130, and locks fine. If I can find the old parts, I will take a pic of the old and new to show the difference, I believe the bolts moved in for more stability.

It also fixed the squeaks I had for years, well worth the modification!
 

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