CRG Discussion Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 31, 2014, 04:46:39 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Welcome to the CRG Discussion Forum!
Forum registration problems: Make sure you enter your email correctly and you check your spam box first. *Then* email KurtS2@gmail for help.
105859 Posts in 12353 Topics by 4762 Members
Latest Member: HarryQ
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  CRG Discussion Forum
|-+  Camaro Research Group Discussion
| |-+  General Discussion
| | |-+  Vinyl or Not?
« previous next »
Poll
Question: Do you like the look of a Vinyl Roof on a First Generation Camaro?
Yes, if original - 103 (57.2%)
Yes, original or not - 40 (22.2%)
No, even if original - 10 (5.6%)
No, no matter what - 12 (6.7%)
Maybe, depends on color - 15 (8.3%)
Total Voters: 177

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 12  All Print
Author Topic: Vinyl or Not?  (Read 52862 times)
lakeholme
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2174


*68-12D L30/M35*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2006, 08:22:26 AM »

PlLEASE VOTE!
Well, if 34 persons can be considered an acurrate and wide-ranging survey, then I think I'll keep my vinyl top when I get the car repainted.  Considering some of the negative comments I've seen elsewhere, I'm pleasantly surprised.  Thanks for the input!
I'm going to shut this poll down next week... Would still like to have your opinion.
Logged

Phillip
HNR-AACA, Senior Master
Planning 2016 Sentimental Tour, AACA (and restoring a 40 Buick Special for it)
AACA Southeastern Division Spring Meet Chair
"Charlotte AutoFair, presented by the Hornets Nest Region, AACA, is the largest and greatest Collector Vehicle Event in the Southeast USA."
RJ_RS_SS_350
Member
***
Posts: 98


View Profile
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2006, 11:23:33 AM »

I voted for maybe, depends on color.  But I also wanted to vote yes, if original.  So, yes, if original, and sometimes even when it isn't original. Cool
Logged
lakeholme
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2174


*68-12D L30/M35*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2006, 07:12:32 AM »

Thanks for the opinions and votes.  Got some good, helpful information.  Grin Grin Grin
Logged

Phillip
HNR-AACA, Senior Master
Planning 2016 Sentimental Tour, AACA (and restoring a 40 Buick Special for it)
AACA Southeastern Division Spring Meet Chair
"Charlotte AutoFair, presented by the Hornets Nest Region, AACA, is the largest and greatest Collector Vehicle Event in the Southeast USA."
sumrtime68rs
Member
***
Posts: 61


View Profile Email
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2006, 10:15:12 PM »

Phillip,

I know you shut down your poll but you asked to see my Tuxedo black with black vinyl 68 R/S when finished, so here it is. I'm getting tons of compliments for the color combo with pearl parchment interior, all which is original to the car. Way back I voted for keep it original but also believe it's in the eye of the beholder/owner. Good luck, Dan
Logged
McKenzieDave
Member
***
Posts: 84


View Profile Email
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2006, 12:33:24 PM »

Sumrtime--Beautiful car.  It would be a shame NOT to have the vinyl top.  Dave
Logged
lakeholme
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2174


*68-12D L30/M35*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2006, 07:31:25 PM »

Dan,

Now, that's what we are talking about!  Thanks for the picture.
That black on black combination is great! Grin Grin Grin

Hope you are going to send that shot to sdkar:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=638.0

Phillip
Logged

Phillip
HNR-AACA, Senior Master
Planning 2016 Sentimental Tour, AACA (and restoring a 40 Buick Special for it)
AACA Southeastern Division Spring Meet Chair
"Charlotte AutoFair, presented by the Hornets Nest Region, AACA, is the largest and greatest Collector Vehicle Event in the Southeast USA."
lakeholme
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2174


*68-12D L30/M35*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2006, 08:23:22 PM »

What do you think?
Logged

Phillip
HNR-AACA, Senior Master
Planning 2016 Sentimental Tour, AACA (and restoring a 40 Buick Special for it)
AACA Southeastern Division Spring Meet Chair
"Charlotte AutoFair, presented by the Hornets Nest Region, AACA, is the largest and greatest Collector Vehicle Event in the Southeast USA."
gro51
Member
***
Posts: 225


68 SS/RS 350


View Profile
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2006, 08:33:48 PM »

To me it depends on the car.  I don't like vinyl tops on the performance Camaros,  i.e. SS or Z/28.   Vinyl tops to me give a car a more luxurios feel.  With that said, I think they do look good on 1st gen plain jane sport coups or on RS models.
Logged

Joe
Schodack, NY

'68 SS/RS 350, M21, 3:73, Rallye Green, Black Deluxe Interior
hotrod68
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 520


almost finished

rusticman48@aol
View Profile Email
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2006, 10:34:36 PM »

I'm kinda split in the middle. Like gro51 said, no vinyl top gives the car more of a performance appearance versus a more sedate, optioned model. But then, if I had a numbers-matching car or a Z/28 or a heavily-optioned car to restore there is no way I'd not put a vinyl top back on it. My '68 originally had a vinyl top, but the original drivetrain is long gone and the car is a sparsely-optioned Plain Jane coupe--just what I wanted for a hot rod--so I  the vinyl top goes. I voted for Depends on the Color, for on some cars a vinyl top makes a nice statement. Butternut Yellow with a black vinyl top and black interior is sharp for a true resto, eh Phil? You GO guy.
Logged

HotRod'68  1968 SS350 coupe undergoing frame-off resto/rod. 386/350/4.11s
Butternut Yellow    black standard interior
lakeholme
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2174


*68-12D L30/M35*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2006, 11:24:01 AM »

Thanks, Hotrod & Joe.  Actually, that's part of the reason I started this poll.  The previous owner of my car restored it half in the direction of sport and half in the direction of luxury. (Actually, he went in so many different directions, it's hard to tell...) When I finally decide to give up driving it for a while and put the big bucks into it, I've got to go in one direction or the other.  Both of you make a good point about how it depends on the look and the purpose. Take another look at Summertime's black on black 68 RS above.

On the other hand there were some 60s muscle cars of various models ordered with BB motors and vinyl tops.  I had a buddy in college that had a 71 red BB Chevelle, SS, stripes, and yes, a black vinyl top.  Everybody loved that car! It was sort of like an "I want it all" attitude.  How else would you explain a BB RS/SS Camaro?  Come to think of it, however, my buddy got his one night when he pulled up next to a dog bowl hubcapped, plain jane Camaro.  Turned out to be a COPO.

What do the rest of you think???

Logged

Phillip
HNR-AACA, Senior Master
Planning 2016 Sentimental Tour, AACA (and restoring a 40 Buick Special for it)
AACA Southeastern Division Spring Meet Chair
"Charlotte AutoFair, presented by the Hornets Nest Region, AACA, is the largest and greatest Collector Vehicle Event in the Southeast USA."
hotrod68
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 520


almost finished

rusticman48@aol
View Profile Email
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2006, 10:46:21 PM »

Shoot, Phil, on a big-block car who cares?  lol. "396" emblems in those days were almost magical, even if it was a mere 325hp car. Those things were tire-fryers--Chevelle, Camaro...Bel Air. I knew a guy who bought a baby blue '70 SS Chevelle 360-hp 4-speed car new in high school. Black stripes, black interior and yes--black vinyl top. It had Magnum 500 wheels and just LOOKED mean. Being a true hot-rodder, he trashed the manifolds and installed headers, changed the cam and intake, and began to clean almost anything on the street with it. He wound up butting heads with one well-modified white '69 Z/28 that sounded like a bunch of tin cans rattling and a clap of thunder at the same time. Geez, that 302 SCREAMED. The Z prevailed by a half-car length (NOT on the street--chuckle). Ironically, the Z had a black viny top! I guess it's all in your perception of what's hot or not. I wonder if that mystical Z could have dusted your dog-bowl COPO?   lmao I'd guess the Z would have met its match with a COPO 427. But it sure dusted that 396 off. 
Logged

HotRod'68  1968 SS350 coupe undergoing frame-off resto/rod. 386/350/4.11s
Butternut Yellow    black standard interior
lakeholme
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2174


*68-12D L30/M35*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2006, 08:53:55 AM »

Love to get a few more votes and opinions.  Otherwise going to shut this one down soon.
Logged

Phillip
HNR-AACA, Senior Master
Planning 2016 Sentimental Tour, AACA (and restoring a 40 Buick Special for it)
AACA Southeastern Division Spring Meet Chair
"Charlotte AutoFair, presented by the Hornets Nest Region, AACA, is the largest and greatest Collector Vehicle Event in the Southeast USA."
Ron C.
Member
***
Posts: 435


View Profile Email
« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2006, 06:17:50 PM »

check out this one Grin
Logged

67Z/28,67RSZ/28,69RSZ28,71SS454CHEVELLE,02Z4C35thSSCAMAROGMMG#11PERF EDITION 500HP
Ron C.
Member
***
Posts: 435


View Profile Email
« Reply #43 on: October 18, 2006, 06:19:24 PM »

and this one Grin
Logged

67Z/28,67RSZ/28,69RSZ28,71SS454CHEVELLE,02Z4C35thSSCAMAROGMMG#11PERF EDITION 500HP
Ron C.
Member
***
Posts: 435


View Profile Email
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2006, 06:23:26 PM »

and this one allthough its not a camaro Shocked
Logged

67Z/28,67RSZ/28,69RSZ28,71SS454CHEVELLE,02Z4C35thSSCAMAROGMMG#11PERF EDITION 500HP
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 12  All Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.087 seconds with 20 queries.