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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-06-2018, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Trunk molding trim on 67 conv SS

I’m getting conflicting information from people on the rear molding trim for convertible vs 2 door. From pictures it appears to be a longer piece on the conv and sellers of that trim have told me it is longer. But another source is positive the trunk lids are identical and that trim should not be longer.
So I’m confused. The retail sites normally specify 2 door only but I’m not sure if it is longer or some other difference. I just need to know because I can’t find the piece from a salvage convertible or any reproductions, but plenty exist for a 2 door.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-06-2018, 03:04 PM
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I don't know the answer to your question. I do not nor ever have owned a 1967 Impala of and model type.

What I can tell you is that GM made it a corporate policy to make parts as interchangeable and forward compatible as possible. To make a part forward compatible you look at where the old part bolted up and reuse the same bolt holes if possible when designing a new part to replace the old part. For this reason the water pump gasket off of a 1955 265 SBC V8 is the same part as the water pump gasket off of a 2004 350 SBC. The water pump fit a also, but the length of the pulley mounting position changed in 1969.

I mention this because a Parts Catalog lists all of Chevrolet's part numbers (which change every time a new part comes out) so that if the part number of your part is the same as that of the donor car you are looking for a part from; then the part will fit. If it is different something has changed. Not saying it won't bolt on but it might require triming or fabrication skills to get it to work.

I think this is the source of the conflicting information you have been getting.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-06-2018, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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You are probably right. I did get to the bottom of this today though. The 67 convertible and sedan is the same longer molding piece. The 2 door hardtop is a different trim and that is the one that is easy to find unfortunately. Not to say it won’t bolt into my convertible trunk, it will just be too short. maybe I can find a salvage sedan with the molding as not too many people desire the sedans and not as many verts are out there to need it.
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Classic Industries P/N C16708 is indeed for sedans and 2 for hardtops only. I cannot imagine how they would be different...try eBay.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-07-2018, 10:15 AM
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The '67 2-Dr HT (Fastback) has a different Trunk Lid and different Rear Corner Extensions and if the Convertible takes the same Trunk Lid as a Sedan, like many years do, then most likely the Molding from the Sedan will fit.

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The '67 2-Dr HT (Fastback) has a different Trunk Lid and different Rear Corner Extensions and if the Convertible takes the same Trunk Lid as a Sedan, like many years do, then most likely the Molding from the Sedan will fit.
Yes you are right, conv and sedan use the same trunk and molding. That is what I found out from another forum member who owns both convertible and 2 dr HT.
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Classic Industries P/N C16708 is indeed for sedans and 2 for hardtops only. I cannot imagine how they would be different...try eBay.
Yeah I got excited there for a minute! But their description is confusing, it will not fit a 4 door sedan or convertible.

It seems like all the sedan or convertible parts are very uncommon and rarely reproduced.

Thanks for checking!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2018, 07:19 PM
 
 
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I do remember this being a pain to find. But I'm not an SS. Are they different? I trolled eBay for awhile until one popped up.

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