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Post by marks454ss on Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:40 pm

Anybody ever seen a 73 SS with vinyl top and chrome side molding before?
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Re: 73 SS with chrome side molding

Post by Limey SE on Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:39 pm

IIRC  the only 73 Chevelle I ever seen with Vinyl is the Laguna version it has the lower rocker trim and Vinyl top


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Re: 73 SS with chrome side molding

Post by Mcarlo77 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:06 pm

Not sure about the vinyl top, but the GM Parts Manual specifically states the front wheel opening moldings for SS models are the longer version...which would imply they all came without lower rocker moldings.
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Post by Joe73 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:48 pm

I've never seen an SS with rocker mouldings.  Unless it was a "clone".  According to GM Heritage center, the SS package had an automatic delete for rocker moulding and wheel well trim when the SS option was ordered.

I owned an SS with a vinyl top and no rocker moulding.
And I owned (6) 73 chevelles (non-SS) with a vinyl top.  
Heres a pic of one of them.  

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:13 pm

I believe you are correct about the wheel opening moldings. Upon closer review, the Parts Manual seems to be referring to the El Camino SS...which would normally share the same moldings on std models.
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Re: 73 SS with chrome side molding

Post by 73guna on Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:33 am

My first 73 SS w/ vinyl top.


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Re: 73 SS with chrome side molding

Post by Joe73 on Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:25 am

Thats a sharp car. What color is that? Factory color?
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Re: 73 SS with chrome side molding

Post by 73guna on Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:39 pm

Joe,
Im not sure on the color, that pic was taken back in '87-'88 as it came from the factory.




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Re: 73 SS with chrome side molding

Post by Joe73 on Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:53 pm

I like it. It looks like a lighter brown color. I had an SS that was the dark brown. Looks great.
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Post by 73guna on Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:45 pm

It was actually green or dark olive green, seemed to have a hint of gold in it too.

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Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:05 pm

Joe73 wrote:I like it.  It looks like a lighter brown color.  I had an SS that was the dark brown.  Looks great.


Ohhhh ... that dark brown had to have been a gorgeous color!


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Re: 73 SS with chrome side molding

Post by Joe73 on Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:18 pm

Same brown as the car in the pic I posted above.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:19 pm

Yep, kinda thought so......love that deep brown.


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