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I got to thinking after all this B-pillar / hardtop b***hing going on...

Why can't we have a coupe that has a B-pillar AND a roll down rear window?

Has that been done, and if not, is it possible??

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I got to thinking after all this B-pillar / hardtop b***hing going on...

Why can't we have a coupe that has a B-pillar AND a roll down rear window?

Has that been done, and if not, is it possible??

Has been done, a long time ago.... 2dr sedans often had roll-down rear windows.. the '68-72 Novas were like that, and other '60s-early '70s (A-bodies, B-bodies) were like that, I think..

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Has been done, a long time ago.... 2dr sedans often had roll-down rear windows.. the '68-72 Novas were like that, and other '60s-early '70s (A-bodies, B-bodies) were like that, I think..

My 69 Custom-S doesn't have a B pillar, but some do, depends on if it was classified as a hardtop or coupe, so I am told!

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Look closely. My B-59s do not roll down ALL the way

but they do roll down a good 80% of the way.

It's still dissapointing to me to have a fixed B-pillar

but at least the glass is not GLUED into place. Not to

mention that gorgeous stainless steel greenhouse

trim is a far cry from the modern semi-gloss plastic

B-pillar trim panel that is usually 3-4" wide & looks

as attractive as a piece of rubbermaid garbage can

plastic in one year.

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Right up until 1973, when GM's A- and A-special coupes did away with it. Perhaps we have GM's cost-cutting move to thank for a lack of hardtop open-air motoring today.

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Yeah, most all post-war 2-dr sedans had roll down rear windows until the advent of circa 1970 'entry-level' cars, the Plymouth Duster & Ford Maverick (pivoting quarter windows) being 2 such. Fixed quarter windows (no roll, no pivot) came about shortly after- the '73 A-Body models had them. Obviously, I am not including foreign makes here.

Sixty8- I believe it's the taller roofline on the sedans that prevents the quarter window from retracting 100%, because of course the hardtops' do.

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The rear windows in my '72 MC roll down ... but, I rarely have 'em down because I'm used to the rear windows NOT rolling down...hehe.

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Balthazar:

Yeah... the 1959 2dr hardtop GMs I've seen all had their windows sunk ALL

the way down. Yet to see a 2dr Buick ht other than yours. Ever.

B-59s are NONEXISTANT in my neck of the woods. Can't tell you how many

people have told me thier personal B-59 story and then said: "it's been

YEARS since I saw a B-59!!!"

Ddgefan:

Nice hacksaw... :D I've threatened it with the Datsuns... it would be funny

to make a 4dr hardtop Maxima. :P

Then agai they sold Datsun 4dr hardtops in Australia, Japan & a few

other places... This is a 4-cylider, Australian Spec. version of my

Datsun that has NO b-pillar. Hanging seatbelts kind of ruin it though.

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Nothing was worse then the front window of the H platform. It served no purpose. It looked like a side vent but wasn't!

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Just my personal gripe here, continue with your conversation! :lol:

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Agreed!

1. It looks like $hit.

2. It serves NO purpose

3. I'm a skinny dude but push come to shove after a bad accident even I

would not be able to squeze out of a Bonneville or Park Ave. if the car

was on fire but the door was stuck. It's quite often that I see these cars

on the road and think WTF was GM thinking? :mellow:

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I wonder what the deal the H car doors was...was it the shape of the door was such that a full-size window would not go all the way down, so they put in the fake vent window? Seems like a design flaw.

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Those small fixed front windows on the H-bodies allowed the glass to be tapered, which contributed to the hidden pillar/floating roof look of the cars. However, the side mirrors had to be placed too far back in order to be visible.

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Since I work at a sign shop I had access to black reflective vinyl.

I cut it out by hand and slapped it on for $h!ts & giggles.

But yes, sometime soon I'm taking a credit card to it and

scrapping it off. It's not at all permanent.

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If Chevy can put a roll down rear window in the Chevy Silverado Extended Cab. I am sure, they can and should do that in the Camaro.

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Nothing was worse then the front window of the H platform. It served no purpose. It looked like a side vent but wasn't!

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Just my personal gripe here, continue with your conversation! :lol:

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Although that Bonne is quite sexy.

For the record, I did bitch just a little about the Challenger having a B-pillar. And I'm not crazy about the fake vent-window on the H-Body cars. However, either one of those niggling complaints are not factors that would prevent me from owning either if I had the money to buy one.

NOTE: There is one thing that is much more annoying than that fake H-Body vent window. Anyone remember how GM would black-out the A-pillars on the 1994 S-10 and 1995 Blazer to get that same H-Body "floating roof" effect? Yeah.

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Since I work at a sign shop I had access to black reflective vinyl.

I cut it out by hand and slapped it on for $h!ts & giggles.

But yes, sometime soon I'm taking a credit card to it and

scrapping it off. It's not at all permanent.

I thought that was something you photoshopped on there.

That's awful 68. Take it off!

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