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72 convertible vs. hardtop

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I assume (?) the 72 convertible frame is different from the hard top frame like earlier years where the convertible frame is boxed; am I correct?

Are there other structual differences between the convertible and hard top? Any structual crossbracing, etc.?

A gentleman wrote me asking this as he's contemplating cutting the top off a hardtop and turn it into, essentially, a roadster. Don't ask me why... :confused:
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According to the Hollander Interchange ,the '71-72 2 DR.,H.T. & Conv. use the same frame.
Hollander # 1943 which is GM P/N 6263668.
That P/N has 14 applications.
You have an e-mail.
I'd think that the Conv. body would have some additional bracing/support built in as the frame doesn't.
Does the assembly manual show any bracing/support/structures that would allow the same frame for everything but the 'Camino?
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