1965 Skylark convertible top question

Discussion in 'The ragtop shop' started by jonmil, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. jonmil

    jonmil Well-Known Member

    My question is does the 65 use guide pins on the convertible header. I called one supplier who claimed they weren't used in 65 but I'm missing something there for sure. Any help is appreciated thanks Jon
  2. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

  3. Sean Robison

    Sean Robison The Colony, TX

  4. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Did they always use two, or sometimes only one? I've always wondered as mine seems to have only one left. o_O
  5. 6455spd

    6455spd Silver Level contributor

    Pin and hole, one on each side

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  6. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Looks like I have the right guys on the line. So here goes.

    Without the top on the convertible frame should the top close and align? I'm thinking yes. Its just that mine is a little wonky now that my top was removed. Maybe that way I have only one pin. :p:p:p
  7. 6455spd

    6455spd Silver Level contributor

    I'm not sure what the factory setting is supposed to be, but the two pins were always about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch back from the holes. It takes a slight nudge to align them in. My car was like that with the original top, and remained the same when I removed the material leaving just the bare frame.
  8. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Thank you 6455spd! Great info. Best regards, Mike

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