Coupe or sedan?

1968 -1970 Mopars

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    I need to replace my roof rail weather strip in my ‘70 Belvedere with post. Yearone has 2: sedan and coupe. Which one is for a 2 door post car?
     
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    Two door post car is a sedan, two door hardtop is a coupe.
     
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      .....just on a side note. Do you know why chicken coops have two doors? Because if they had four they'd be called chicken sedans...Ha!
       
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        Don't listen to that chowderhead, a post car is a coupe and a non-post car is a sedan.
         
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        • Ghostrider 67

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          • moparmarks

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              We're just messin with ya....or are we.....?
               
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              • beanhead

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                Sedan is post car. Coupe is a Ford:p

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                  Funny as up here we call a Post car a Coupe (vs a Sedan) and non post a Hardtop. Parts are even ordered that way, including the door glass I just put in my Post car... clearly marked Coupe by National Moparts and AMD has their label as well showing Coupe/Sedan. I have always called my Bee a Coupe... right back to the days of old.

                  Safe answer for the OP.. SEDAN... roof rail seals are this part number. What I put in my '69 Bee.
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                  • Mike Szadaj

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                    The weird thing about these cars (in my mind) is that they are part sedan and part hardtop. Sedan because of the rear wing window post, and hardtop because there is no frame around the door window. I have never liked the coupe designation because it is used for both sedan and hardtop by various people/companies. I have always preferred hardtop or sedan no matter how many doors in the vehicle.
                     
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                    • moparmarks

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                      A coupe is a hardtop with fixed quarter glass .
                      A post car has post between the door and quarter glass
                      Sedan has a frame around the door glass. Both 2dr and 4dr
                      That's what I grew up believing
                       
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                        2dr hardtop is a coupe. 4dr is a sedan. 2dr with soft top is a convertible, 2dr or 4dr with a long roof is a wagon.
                         
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                        You left out a 2dr sedan. Is it a coupe too?
                        Also wagons were made as sedans and hardtops.

                        So a hardtop with roll down rear windows is not a coupe?

                        I again repeat how the designation coupe seems to have many different interpretations, while hardtop and sedan don't.
                         
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                        Agree it's different to everyone. Always was told a coupe had two doors. Period regardless of posts or window styles. Sedan was reserved for 4 door cars, regardless of style.
                         
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                        I harken back to my roots; shoebox chevys. A car with a post was a sedan, two door or four door. A "sport coupe" was a two door hardtop, no post, no door frame around the window. A "sport sedan" was a four door hardtop.
                        Two door and four door wagons used sedan doors, except for nomads, which used a hardtop door.
                        I haven't seen anything convincing enough to change my mind.
                        Then there's cabriolet, roadster,convertible, and about five others.
                         
                      • Mike Szadaj

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                        I find it very insightful that you have to use the universally agreed upon hardtop and sedan to define your body names. If you asked 10 people what a sport coupe was you would get many different answers. Ask those same people what a 2 door hardtop is and you will get one.
                         
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                            I have a couple A body 2 door sedans in the yard. 64 Dart and 68 Valiant.
                            Hardtop has moving quarter glass. RM23
                            Coupe has fixed quarter glass. RM21
                             
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                              Yes also know as a B pillar post.
                               
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                              There is a 2 dr sedan with moving quarter glass and a 2 dr sedan coupe with fix quarter glass,
                              Yes they made 4 dr hardtops too. Lincoln come to mind.
                               
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