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post #1 of 15 Old 02-24-2014, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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I just noticed on my vert, the plastic is got gaps (all the way across, mainly at the drivers side) where it latches and yesterday, the top was extremely hard to latch in place, w/the handle.,
had to use some force to latch the roof, that scares the *rap out of me !
Also noticed some metal shavings around the drivers side, pilot hole & (mainly) at the latch area.
This worries me, Frost, didn't have this issue, I had no problems ever closing the handle /top.. the metal shavings
at the drivers side worries me the most, just because its not a good sine, in my opinion.. , I also notice that the frame stays up a bit, once the top is dropped.
I really hope I don't have to take her in, I dread, leaving her at the dealer, them having her for a great amount of period/time.

I'll post some pics, once I get the chance.. try today..and post asap !



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Here's some damage I noticed..



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The rip is not that bad, but the plastic, has some gap, not like Frost & real worried over the metal shavings & the damage where the hook goes..
Oh.. yesterday.. the handle was very hard to pull down to latch.. thinking I should have the dealership check it (still afraid, them keeping her..to long) ??
Another thing I noticed.. the rubber seal along the entire area where the latches are and windshield, is cracking.. and kinda looks bad, verses Frost..one



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Wayne....the third pic you posted....where the metal can be seen....I noticed THIS exact thing on passenger side of Cami the other day AND she's a baby....only 6 months old

Oh and the little problem I had posted few weeks back....Chevy had to replace the weather stripping....CRAZY

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Wayne....the third pic you posted....where the metal can be seen....I noticed THIS exact thing on passenger side of Cami the other day AND she's a baby....only 6 months old

Oh and the little problem I had posted few weeks back....Chevy had to replace the weather stripping....CRAZY
Ugg.. I wonder, if this happens a lot.. Frost never had that on her's and their should be no reason, we should be seeing metal shavings so early, even for 6month baby or a 3yr old baby !!
I had a all original, 1967 Pontiac vert, her top was almost mint other than ware on her front lip that had to be repaired, she had no ware marks other than at the bottom and her post/mounts never had shavings or bent metal
That vert had appraiser, go over her too.. by the owner just before me, I had all the docks on her, she was completely certified original, so I can't see these issues being.. regular ware.. otherwise convertibles would be worthless to many collectors.. who would want convertibles that fall apart after a few years
Take her in to your dealer, Cami, is under warranty, let me know what they tell you, I'll do the same

I'll let you know what they say a bought the plastic or the rubber/weather stripping.. as well



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HotRod, the metal is not good, take it in and get it fixed. You know the rest of the story if you don't...its just a pain....

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HotRod, the metal is not good, take it in and get it fixed. You know the rest of the story if you don't...its just a pain....
Thanks buddy, just worried they will say no or worse... well be keeping your Camaro a few weeks... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



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That was my point exactly....these things should NOT be happening on our cars. I waited MANY years for my dream convertible....I found her....shelled out $45,000 for her....expect and demand perfection. Under warranty or not....we shouldn't be seeing these issues on brand new cars. I'll have to remember to take a pic of the metal showing through and post

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That was my point exactly....these things should NOT be happening on our cars. I waited MANY years for my dream convertible....I found her....shelled out $45,000 for her....expect and demand perfection. Under warranty or not....we shouldn't be seeing these issues on brand new cars. I'll have to remember to take a pic of the metal showing through and post
Please do... when you can + 100%

Went to the dealership, they had two Managers & a few others come out and look at me girl.. They said, we'll order all the parts and get her fixed.. it will take a week to get the parts in & get me a renal, while I wait (a day or two to fix her).. now thats customer service
One of two tech(s), that works on verts exclusively states, hell do his best to make me happy, tho it may take more than one trip to fine tune the top for me, every one has their own feel for what they want
Yay... a dealership that cares and willing to go out of their way to help me, hope this continues as time passes !



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Yay....glad they have someone who specializes in verts!!!!

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