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I just bought a 68 300 deluxe with the window posts. Car is in real nice shape for the price i got it, but i was just wondering how big of a project it is to remove the window posts. Would I have to get the other style doors and replace the rear glass after removing the post. Has anyone attempted this?
 

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It won't work! I'll trade you for a similiar hardtop model or buy it from you. I've been trying to find a post car for years.

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Theoretically it would work, but in real life it would entail some strange window flange welding. I don't think it would be practical. I do believe the window frame & vent window is detachable from the door if you want to disassemble it (screws and maybe a weld or two).
Personally I'd want to keep a 300 coupe (post) alive. The body is slightly stronger than the hardtop, too!
 

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You could probably buy a 68 hard top for what it would cost to convert the sedan to a hard top. Then you could have two chevelles. I agree with the other guys, post sedans are rare, so it's not a great idea to hack one up.

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You guys are making me feel real bad about the one owner 66 300 deluxe I hacked up a few years ago for parts! I didnt think there was any interest in the post cars, but that was before I became part of Team Chevelle..I wont do it again I promise!

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I didn't realize that post cars were rarities. I figured there would be a ton of these things considering they were base models, but maybe they just didn't survive? The car isn't worth anything more because it's a 300, or is it? You guys got me all fired up that I get something special here, let me know what you think.
 

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I don't think it's worth more than a 2-dr hard top, I just think that it's a rarer car. The hard tops were more desirable, and therefore more of them survived than the post models.

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HEY ! are you buying this car as an investment or for fun and recreation ??If you like the style , keep it and make it like you want it. If it is an investment, try Krugarands or diamonds, they appreciate faster. Why are so many people on this site worried about "VALUE" at any time other than buying or selling??? Even then, if it is worth the price to you, BUY IT, if not, DON"T.FORGET WHAT OTHERS THINK, IT IS YOUR CAR!!!

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From a production standpoint, it is a rare car. Less than 5% of all the Chevelles made in 68 were Post Sedans.

If you want a non-post car, I think you'd be better off in the long run by selling this one and looking for another. That would be far easier and less expensive than trying to convert it over.

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Thanks for the opinions guys. It wasn't so much that I didn't like the posts, i'd just never seen them before and my 69 is a malibu, so it doesn't have them. I will admit that they are growing on me, and the sawzall will probably stay on the shelf far away from my window posts. Right now the car's screaming for me to take off the puny tires on their now and toss the straight six and powerglide in favor of my 350/700r4. I'll let you know how things work out.
 
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