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  • JRI 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hard Top & Convertible

    Far as I know, the convertible was only found in a 5 car window box set
    and only in blue. Interchangeable hard and soft tops.








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      I respectfully suggest the coupe and convertible are different castings. There are many differences between them. It is not like they just lopped off the roof and made a convertible. It's also not like a Johnny Lightning or Greenlight engineering job where both models were designed to come off the same tool.

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      Hood and grille lines are subtly, but clearly different. Corner radius of grille very not the same. Hood detail also different (more prounounced on coupe). Doors appear larger on the coupe.

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      Base is different, as is how the base attaches to the body. Different castings designed separately, in my opinion FWIW.

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      • #4
        Examined my examples and yes good eye believe you are correct, different castings for the body and base.

        A separate thread or just this one is fine with me ...

        Eric

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