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« on: March 18, 2014, 10:03:34 AM »

I am about ready to instal my Vinyl Top on my 68 and was wondering if you all have advice on trimming the top around the quarters and rear filler panel? I had a top put on my car 20+ years ago and the guy ran a razor blade around the chrome molding and it cut through the paint and caused a bunch of rust.  Angry




Here it is almost 4 years later & this time I will just do it myself so I am looking for any tricks or advice on this. How did the GM trim the tops?
 Thank you in advance,
 Nick

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 11:03:42 AM »

Thats a good looking color. Is that what color your car came from the factory?
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 03:23:49 PM »

you know your spoiler is going to hit your rear antennae?
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 04:51:23 PM »

Butternut w/ a vinyl top is such a great combo. I'm going to follow this thread see how it turns out. Wish I had some advice to give but I'm it the same boat, I want to put the vinyl top back on my 69 but havent worked up t nerve to try it myself.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 05:42:24 PM »

Your speaker holes are gigantic.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 05:45:29 PM »

you know your spoiler is going to hit your rear antennae?

just remember to push it slightly to the side---or you'll chip your paint. Really nice color ,few years back a guy who lived by me owned one that color with vinyl--really looked nice.
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 06:06:18 PM »

Thats a good looking color. Is that what color your car came from the factory?
Thank you. Yes Butternut was the original color although when I bought the car in 1980 it was Gold. I had it painted the 77 Corvette Yellow in first pics in 1981, but I have wanted to return it back to Butternut for probably 20 years. After hurting the big block at the drag strip in early 2006 I set it aside & started on the rotisserie resto the end of 2009.  I've worked on it off & on.. mostly off. lol..  over since, & painted it myself at home here in my garage last May through July.
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 06:07:47 PM »

you know your spoiler is going to hit your rear antennae?

LOL.. I know, it's been that way the whole 34 years I've owned the car. It wasn't born with a rear spoiler but it was on there when I bought it and it just seems at home.
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 06:08:18 PM »

Butternut w/ a vinyl top is such a great combo. I'm going to follow this thread see how it turns out. Wish I had some advice to give but I'm it the same boat, I want to put the vinyl top back on my 69 but havent worked up t nerve to try it myself.

Thank you for the kind words sir
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 06:10:25 PM »

I would make sure you get a good vinyl top. Most that you see are too padded.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 06:11:03 PM »

Your speaker holes are gigantic.

 lol.. I know thats what happens when 16 year old kid puts new speakers in. There are to many things to count that I've done to this poor car over the years I wish I could take back. Sad
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 06:12:24 PM »

Thats a good looking color. Is that what color your car came from the factory?
Thank you. Yes Butternut was the original color although when I bought the car in 1980 it was Gold. I had it painted the 77 Corvette Yellow in first pics in 1981, but I have wanted to return it back to Butternut for probably 20 years. After hurting the big block at the drag strip in early 2006 I set it aside & started on the rotisserie resto the end of 2009.  I've worked on it off & on.. mostly off. lol..  over since, & painted it myself at home here in my garage last May through July.

Thank you, yes that is what I have done all these years Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2014, 06:14:07 PM »

I would make sure you get a good vinyl top. Most that you see are too padded.

The top I bought came from Firewheel Classics, I hope it is right.
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2014, 06:23:11 PM »

Your speaker holes are gigantic.

 lol.. I know thats what happens when 16 year old kid puts new speakers in. There are to many things to count that I've done to this poor car over the years I wish I could take back. Sad

I sure know where your coming from. I got my car in 76 and was 19 at the time. I'm still kicking myself in the butt for some of the things I did. At one point I was going to install a T-Top. Boy I'm glad that never happened.
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2014, 07:45:48 PM »

Could have called you "Bandit" !
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