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Old 07-15-2017, 09:22 PM   #1
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I am restoring my first Vette, a 70 Stingray. It has 4 holes on the back panel for a luggage rack. All 70 and up factory racks were 6 hole, with 8 hole following later. I am told by the experts that that rack that was on mine was probably a 63-67 convertible rack. So, who knows about these racks? I can use the help... and will want to locate one, if it is out there.
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:38 PM   #2
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IIRC even the midyear coupes could have the rack.
There is a popular picture of William Shatner and his German Shepard. The 63 coupe in the picture has a luggage rack. I thought some vendor made a repro.

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Old 07-15-2017, 10:25 PM   #3
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I still have the Ski Rack I used on my coupe, Back in the Day. Al W.
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Are you saying you want to replace the 63-67 rack with another 63-67 rack?
Or is it a 70 style you are wanting to find?
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Bill, Dobe, and Split with rack.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:07 AM   #6
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Indeed, if the information I have been given is accurate and the holes I have in my 70 are from a 63-67 convertible luggage rack... I want to locate and buy one. I don't want to try to fill in the holes, then paint over them. Many people in the know say the holes will usually reappear due to shrinkage. CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME THE MEASUREMENTS FROM A RACK ON YOUR C2, CENTER OF THE HOLE TO CENTER OF THE HOLE, WIDTH AND HEIGHT? Of course, your rack had little feet on them, so how does that work? Thanks so much!
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:42 AM   #7
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Who has the measurement for the 63-67 convertible luggage rack?
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:13 PM   #8
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there is a 63-67 one on the Los Angeles Craigslist for sale right now.
Good luck I hope it's the correct one for you.
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:30 PM   #9
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It was a dealer option so having the absolute correct rack really is not that big of a deal, GM may have had more than one vender anyway. I don't think anyone judges them other than just a small deduct for it being there in the first place.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:59 PM   #10
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Got it. However, I want to know the measurements on the 63-67 rack to see if the holes in my 70 match up with that rack.
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Can someone go to the garage and take measurements? It would help answer a lot of questions for me. Thanks much!
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:47 AM   #12
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doesn't seem like they are too popular on this forum. you could find out who the listing on Craigs List is and call them and ask for measurements.

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Yep. I couldn't find a 63-67 rack on the Los Angeles Craigslist. I did find one that came off a 71 and I sent a text message, but no response. Perhaps one of our Vette compadres will come through...
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I didn't find measurements for the 63-67 luggage rack however I was able to find measurements for the 68-76 six-hole and 68-77-eight hole FWIW. See images below

Note that the C3 racks appear to be made so that the gas lid can be accessed through the center of the rack. Not sure this was the case with the C2 rack.

FYI - The '62 vette also had a rack as seen in the TV series Route 66 and it appears to be a four-hole mount (images added below)





68-76 six-hole



68-77 eight-hole




C1 luggage rack



Route 66

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The C2 rack I have has two bolts on the deck, and bolts to the bumpers.
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DucatiDon, would you say that your rack is the standard rack like others you've seen on the C2? I ask this because I have absolutely no clue that it is or is not. I'm new to Vettes and just learning the C3. Obviously, a rack that would bolt to the bumper on a C2 would not fit on a C3.
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Wow, the replies get buried fast on this site. Who can give me a measurement on the 63-67 luggage rack holes? Thanks!
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I don't remember seeing the luggage rack being a factory option in Nolan Adams book, although I'm sure you could get a dealer to bolt one on or shop the JC Whitney Catalog. I used to attach a ski rack on my 1968 Camaro but it used suction cups and straps with rubber coated clips that attached to the trunk lid.
If you've watched the Jay Leno's Garage video about his 1963 Coupe, he mentions it had a trailer hitch on it so I guess anything's possible.


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I seem to recall seeing one in which the center two rails were curved to allow access to the fuel cap.
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Front to back, 17 1/4", width front 38", rear 38 1/2".
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