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Old 07-14-2005, 07:20 PM   #1
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Some fantastic '68 L-88 Corvette race car pics

Stumbled upon this link... some nice pics.

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why was it that all the old race cars i have seen from 68 were convertiables with hard tops on them instead of going for the coupe from the start
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why was it that all the old race cars i have seen from 68 were convertiables with hard tops on them instead of going for the coupe from the start
I believe it had to do with a stiffer frame because of something in the doors, and the convertible hard top was more aero dynamic.

Also in some races the rules said you need a hard top and in others you dont.
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i thought it might have been something down those lines thanks for claryfing it for me GURU
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Gentlemen

There is no difference in a C3 frame on coupe or convertible. Other that a model year changes, the only item that varies is the cross member under the transmission: automatic was different from standard. Rigidity on C3 convertibles was achieved by additional braces under the dash that bolt to and reinforce the birdcage between the door hinge pillars. These were steel rods that had flattened ends with mounting holes. No frame differences are involved. That’s an old wives tale.

On a C3’s convertible’s, many race teams found it much easier to add a full roll cage or fuel cell. There is no road race restriction limiting one race to convertibles or another to coupes. Can you specify what race where this is a rule?

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56 2x4 auto Red/Red
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Great pictures and info. Thanks!
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