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Old 04-18-2012, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan 71 View Post
Hi,
I put a luggage rack on my 71 shortly after I bought it.
I liked it then, but never even considered putting it back on while restoring the car.
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When I replaced the fuel tank on my '71, I noticed it had 6 holes glassed over where there used to be a rack. Wish I had one. Mark
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan 71 View Post
Hi,
I put a luggage rack on my 71 shortly after I bought it.
I liked it then, but never even considered putting it back on while restoring the car.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Vettebuyer5869 View Post
Then there's always the hideous tilt-up aftermarket that was available back then...



(yes that was my car...)
No offense to anybody, but I think all racks on a C3 are hideous. Just my 2.

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:39 PM
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Interesting....the OP never asked if it was a good idea to install a rack or not....never asked for a poll on how many folks liked them or not....never asked how many removed them and why....all he wanted to know was what type would have been used in 68.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:39 AM
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Funny thing about a luggage rack on a 'vette...



I think they all look out of place, so when I do paint I may take it off...

Problem is, with such limited space inside, even a weekend getaway will require more room than is available in the back of the C3. Unless, of course, you'd like to encourage your lady to just go naked.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:37 PM
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Hi GQ & 69,
I re-read the original post... you're right.
Sorry!
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by gq82 View Post
Interesting....the OP never asked if it was a good idea to install a rack or not....never asked for a poll on how many folks liked them or not....never asked how many removed them and why....all he wanted to know was what type would have been used in 68.
Absolutely correct!

Every poll that mentions luggage racks turns into a bunch of people arguing back and forth about whether or not luggage racks are horrible, or awesome.

I personaly believe that is all depends on your personal taste, and what the intended use of your car is. I use mine every chance I get, and have hauled all kinds of impulse buys in (or most times on) it. I keep a couple of straps in with the jack just in case I need them.

And since we have gotten TOTALLY off topic, here are some cutting boards I made for my wife with the 4' X 6' piece of Corian I hauled with my 72 convertible - strapped to the luggage rack.

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Old 04-19-2012, 11:47 PM
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My photo was in fact, a rack that was available in 1968...
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4 foot by 6 foot Corian... Awesome.

Point made.
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i had one on my '75 and i took it off when i had it painted. It was nice to hold the tops when putting them in the bags. I used it the most to pull her out of the garage when my battery was dead. I still have it i bought it new some years ago it is stainless it might be missing some of the hardware if you want it i would sell it for fifty bucks.
LOL!!!!! For pulling the 'Vette out of your garage? I love it!

Well, thanks for the offer, but I'm still not sure

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Old 04-23-2012, 02:24 AM
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Interesting....the OP never asked if it was a good idea to install a rack or not....never asked for a poll on how many folks liked them or not....never asked how many removed them and why....all he wanted to know was what type would have been used in 68.
I'm getting a lot of ideas from everyone nice enough to respond..I appreciate it! That said, I'm still on the fence. I just bought a '68 and I'll be taking it to my Corvette mechanic, judge and all around BRAIN on such things...I'm sure I'll get an earful from him as well. I'll make my decision then....

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Old 04-23-2012, 02:25 AM
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan 71 View Post
Hi GQ & 69,
I re-read the original post... you're right.
Sorry!
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Not a problem.....
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:32 PM
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While we're answering questions that were not asked- the racks were not a factory option in 1968, dealer installed only. Right side mirrors were the same, dealer only.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:13 AM
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Personally, I like a rack. My car has one, a six-holer. That said, if I had a car without a rack, I wouldn't go adding one.
Doesn't NCRS deduct points for a rack?
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by gq82 View Post
Interesting....the OP never asked if it was a good idea to install a rack or not....never asked for a poll on how many folks liked them or not....never asked how many removed them and why....all he wanted to know was what type would have been used in 68.
And c69vete answered his question right off the bat. I'm willing to bet GB was typing at the same time as c69.

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:20 AM
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I have a 15 year old luggage rack brand new in the box. Been trying for years to make a temperory secure mounting.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:27 AM
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To add to the OP's question.....Was the "wooden" contact paper installed on the original dealer installed racks in 68? Or for that matter, what years? The previous owner removed the contact paper from my 71's rack, but it was on the rack when it was installed in 72 according to the owner at that time.

Hard to see in the small picture but it's the only one I have.....

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:09 AM
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My black 70 has a rack and looks great!
My buddies red 69 doesn't have a rack and it looks great!
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