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    1979 coupe ragtop

    I' m removing the ragtop to my 1979 coupe deville and while in the process I noticed theres some gaps between the windows and the body, is it possible to get some trims to cover those gaps, i kind of want to go for the hard top look, but for some reason i haven't seen any coupes like that or the trims, any advice and help would be great, thanks

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    I think you are dealing with a custom setup, not stock. You know we need pictures right?

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    Was this car a Phaeton by any chance? Benzilla mentioned air bubbles under his top in another post and plans to replace it. Ask him where he was planning on getting the replacement top.

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    I'm pretty sure a 1977-1979 Coupe deVille that left the factory with no vinyl or fabric roof, so it had just a painted steel top, has special plastic trim around the side rear quarter windows. I don't think this trim is underneath a coupe that came factory equipped with a vinyl top. There weren't many made without vinyl tops so it may take some good luck to find the trim to salvage.

    Here are pictures of a Coupe deVille with no vinyl top:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/that_ch...5218/lightbox/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/that_ch...6113/lightbox/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/that_ch...n/photostream/

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    Oh, I thought he was removing a custom convertable top.

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    by ragtop, I think he meant soft top.

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    YOU have to hunt down that back window trim peice from the stock cars but still hard to find,i can probly find 1 for you

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    A few years ago, there was a Coupe for sale in Conn, just below West Springfield, Mass., that was factory without the Landau or vinyl top. The car was in rough shape. Drivers floor rotted through, the battery was dead, so it wouldn't start and they wanted a small fortune for it. I passed on it. Today I would have paid that amount, as these cars R getting rarer.

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    Take it from me. If it came with a soft top, put one back on it. It's the path of least resistance....

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    Wise words from a man that has been down the path...

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    Go hard top!! So many people do it. You will probably have to look at ebay to see the different trims you can get or find the hardtop trim on LIL

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    o and dont 4 get you mite have to get the side quarter window trim to so it wont look out of place,those hard to find to but they out there, or like they said go back cloth top or do a vinyle or even a half top??

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    I found out that the rear window trim from from a 79 delta fit it perfectly but im still having issues with the side quarter windows, i'm getting to the point where i might have to fabricate something myself

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    Quote Originally Posted by kingmadrigal View Post
    I found out that the rear window trim from from a 79 delta fit it perfectly but im still having issues with the side quarter windows, i'm getting to the point where i might have to fabricate something myself
    IIRC, the side windows were the same as an electra or 98 coupe

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    Re: 1979 coupe ragtop

    What year? I googled those cars and didn't see any matches, they had more of an angle to them.

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