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68 Ragtop

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Re: Vinyl Top
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2022, 11:34:18 PM »
On the Cowl Tag extreme left:   TR   725
On the right:   A6   Paint

On 67 Cars I think there is a Red interior code of 742 for custom buckets.
 
For 68 Cars I think there is different code of 725 for custom buckets. 

I am not sure if there is a difference between these red interiors for 67 and 68.   I defer to the experts on this one.

The interior of my car is certainly very red everywhere.



My mistake, you are correct. I used the 67 code for red custom instead of the 68 code 725. Either way, don't see that many black with white top and certainly fewer still with red interior.


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Re: Vinyl Top
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2022, 07:28:35 PM »
68 Ragtop and fellow CRG members are the experts, I am just renewing my interest in 1st gen Camaros.  My father owned this car from 1970.  My primary car interest has been C2 & C3 Corvettes.

My car does not have the original carpeted floor mats.  It has some aftermarket mats, but the color is all wrong.  Most of the companies selling repro parts list only one red for interior, carpets and floor mats for 67-69?   Is that correct that all years had the same shade of red? 

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Re: Vinyl Top
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2022, 07:47:23 PM »
Original floor mats were not carpeted.  They were vinyl rubber and had the bowtie crest on them.

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Re: Vinyl Top
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2022, 10:18:49 PM »
Great.  Thanks so much.  I found a red 4 piece set with BowTie crest at RPS for 67-69. 

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Re: Vinyl Top
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2022, 11:29:25 PM »
I used to own a 66 Fairlane GTA convertible that was black with red interior and white top.  My all-time favorite color combo.  I'm in the "keep the vinyl top" camp.  Your car is absolutely beautiful!
1969 427 COPO Camaro Lemans Blue/Black, M22 4 speed, 15,500 original miles

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« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2022, 12:14:31 AM »
R68 GTO, thanks for your comments on my car.  I had not realized Tuxedo Black with Red Interior and white vinyl top was such a rare combination.  I only have a little "bubbling" on the vinyl top, so at some stage I will take it off, repair the sheet metal and have a new vinyl top put on.

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Re: Vinyl Top
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2022, 05:28:45 PM »
Hell yeah!!!!

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Re: Vinyl Top
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2022, 11:07:34 PM »
I don't know where your bubbling is or how extensive the damage, but has anyone had experience with "peeling it back", repairing, then re-gluing?  Would be great if you could keep the original top
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Re: Vinyl Top
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2022, 07:37:56 PM »
I don't know where your bubbling is or how extensive the damage, but has anyone had experience with "peeling it back", repairing, then re-gluing?  Would be great if you could keep the original top

There is not a lot of bubbling, and it is confined to the area around the rear window (right side).  It would be nice if I "could peel it back" and repair the sheet metal and re-glue in order to save the original top.  However, I don't know if this is possible, and I have zero experience with vinyl tops.  If anyone has experience in this area any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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Re: Vinyl Top
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2022, 07:59:19 PM »
There are a few ideas here...

https://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/109327/re-vinyl-top-anyway-to-fix-a-few-bubbles-without-redo.html

I can't speak to whether they work or not, but maybe someone here has some experience with the methods mentioned.
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Re: Vinyl Top
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2022, 07:30:32 AM »
Glad to see that you are embracing the vinyl top! Try to find a repair shop near you that is more interested in your needs than their own. Hopefully it will be possible to peel back the top for repair and preserve your original vinyl top. If not, it's not the end of the world to replace it. Just don't do it because it's easier.