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Username Post: Door Belt Moulding BelAir/Conv. vs. 2 Door Sedan        (Topic#361959)
RAM_51 
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07-30-20 09:26 AM - Post#2799920    

I think this has been discussed here in the past. Is there a difference between the 2 Door Coupe / Sedan, Door Belt Moulding and the Bel Air / Convertible, Door Belt Moulding? If so, what is it? My '59 Parts Catalog shows them the same length and width but a separte part number. Anyone have any personal experience with this particualr piece of door belt moulding? Asking for someone else.

1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 


eplantage 
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08-10-20 09:50 AM - Post#2800785    
    In response to RAM_51

As far as I know the hardtop and convertible belt line moldings are the same as are the doors. I have some of both. The sedan/coupes have the added door frame around the windows and the convertibles/ hardtops don't. The doors for hardtops and convertibles have a stainless steel cap on them and the belt line molding overlaps that. The only difference I can think of with the belt line molding is from the door post around to the other door post. Convertibles have bosses with holes for snaps used for the boot cover and of course the hardtop does not have this. The quarter molding are different in length, convertibles being longer. The inside quarter moldings for the convertible are shorter than those for the hardtops.
Just thought of this. I think the difference in the belt line moldings for the doors may be that convertibles are radiused at the door latch end and the hardtops are squared off. I'll need to confirm this once I get home.

Age: 67 at the moment
1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
1953 BelAir Convertible Project
2002 Heritage Springer FLSTSI
1930 Model A Standard Coupe


Edited by eplantage on 08-10-20 10:03 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
RAM_51 
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08-10-20 12:11 PM - Post#2800798    
    In response to eplantage

Okay...definitely separate part numbers in the parts catalog.

1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
50chev1067 
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08-11-20 06:23 AM - Post#2800835    
    In response to RAM_51

On 49/50 the difference is the end that meets the quarter panel. The coupes and sedans have a straight edge that aligns with the belt molding on the quarter. The convertible and hardtop have an angled end where it meets the quarter. I would think that this would also apply to 51/52, however I am not sure. I am posting a picture of each. Steve

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RAM_51 
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08-11-20 08:21 AM - Post#2800842    
    In response to 50chev1067

  • 50chev1067 Said:
I am posting a picture of each.


Thanks Steve. Like I say, I think this was discussed before and that sort of jogs my memory. Again, thanks


1951 Fleetline Preservation
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
eplantage 
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08-11-20 04:24 PM - Post#2800896    
    In response to RAM_51

So today I went through what I have to compare with each piece. I have 2 pairs of belt line stainless trim for 2 door cars. I have a pair of doors from a 2 door sedan, a pair of doors for my convertible and 1 right door from a 2 door hard top. The trim I have fits all of these doors. Both in length and fit on the contour on the door latch. Hardtop and convertible doors are very different than sedan doors. Hardtops and convertibles are pillarless while the sedans have a pillar that connects to the roof and the doors have full frame surrounding the windows in the doors. Hardtop and convertible doors have different outside door handles than sedans. They are also lower than those on sedans. I have no idea why they have different part numbers and yet have no physical differences as I see with the parts I have. Maybe the cost is more, I’ll have to look again in my parts book and see what those differences are. I know even today if you’re looking for convertible parts on the auction site we all love, convertible prices for parts is 5-10 times higher than for other body styles. Corvettes command prices like that too. Just my two cents. I did take some photos if someone would like to share their email on pm, I’ll send them to you.

Age: 67 at the moment
1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
1953 BelAir Convertible Project
2002 Heritage Springer FLSTSI
1930 Model A Standard Coupe


 
rrausch 
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08-12-20 08:01 AM - Post#2800921    
    In response to eplantage

I have one authentic convertible door, and two hardtop doors. I'll check mine and get back to this thread.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 


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