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Well I finally found myself a nice convertible. I don't think I did too bad on the price either. It was at a Chevy dealership here fairly close to where I live, and is a local car and the guy traded it in on a new one.
It's an 89. Red with tan top and tan interior. Has right at 100k on the odometer. Not a single scratch anywhere on it. New tires. New top. Recent tune up. Very very nice interior. Runs and drives great.
This is what I know so far that I'll need to fix......
The passenger headlight has the bushings worn out(runs and clicks for a few seconds) and I've already watched the video online on how to fix it and am ready to tackle it.
The lock cylinder on the drivers door just turns when you stick the key in and turn it. Not sure what that is, but maybe just the rod came loose inside.
Console lid doesn't latch.
Even though it's a new top, not sure what's going on with it. With the top up and when you close the door with the window up, the top edge corner of the window is on the outside of the top, by about an inch either way. Anyone know why it's doing that or some ideas on how to fix it?
I know there are a few small minor things wrong, and that's expected with something 24yo. But all in all, I think I got a good deal.
Is the window off at the rear? When the window reaches the top of travel, does it tilt rearward as it gets to the top? If so, the plastic guide is probably broken. I just replaced mine, it was hitting the metal beyond the weatherstrip at the rear top. The part was $23 at Chevy dealer, but changing it was a little challenging. Post back if that is what your seeing and if so, I'll post a link I used on replacing the guide.
If i want to eat bugs and catch bird crap i'll get on the Harley.
You talk about being practical and own a Harley?
You know the OP purchased a vert because that is what he wanted, not what you wanted. Let him enjoy his car and his post. Besides who of us purchased a corvette or Harley because its a practical vehicle?
It's not a question of practical. To me they look stupid when up and half the car is missing when down and the lines of the car are ruined. Riding a hog is another whole different world that has nothing to do with a vette. I fully expect to be exposed to all the elements on a bike.
C'mon now, no need to mud a presentation thread of a newly acquired car by a very happy owner with senseless bickering. Save it for one of the weekly threads that ask for opinions on whether to get a coupe or vert. The OP made up his mind on what he wanted to buy with his money, and that is all that counts.
To the OP; have you taken delivery already? You could probably convince the dealer to fix the window issues to make sure that there are no leaks at least. Headlight gears are easy and cheap to to, but aligning the windows can be tricky.