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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 Members Voted: 177

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2009, 01:02:26 PM »
Once again, vinyl tops were a "thing" back in the day, especially with certain colors.  Kinda of like roof racks on SUVs today.  Yes, it is all about the "look".  It always has been in cars.  ;D

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #106 on: October 03, 2010, 01:22:24 AM »
I'd like to see the new camaro w/vinyl top and the RS/SS or the RS w/hidden headlights.  Do you think this will ever happen?

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #107 on: October 03, 2010, 05:20:38 AM »
My car is original hugger orange with white stripes/interior and with vinyl top. Someone removed the top long ago but as soon as I get a shop built its getting re painted and the top is going back on.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #108 on: October 03, 2010, 02:57:55 PM »
My 67 came with one originally and it will be put back on it when I restore it. Nantucket Blue, Black top, White stripes orignally. Kind of wish the stripes and top were the same color.
Yes why aren't they the same color, who would order a car like that, obviously you would have ordered it with same color stripe and vinyl, me too

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #109 on: October 03, 2010, 03:04:46 PM »
Here is my green L89 with a green vinyl top...

Beautiful car, here is my frost green with green vinyl top for comparison


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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #110 on: October 06, 2010, 05:43:00 PM »
I'd like to see the new camaro w/vinyl top and the RS/SS or the RS w/hidden headlights.  Do you think this will ever happen?

Vinyl top,  probably not.
hidden headlights, maybe after a design change.

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #111 on: October 06, 2010, 06:03:39 PM »
My 67 came with one originally and it will be put back on it when I restore it. Nantucket Blue, Black top, White stripes orignally. Kind of wish the stripes and top were the same color.
Yes why aren't they the same color, who would order a car like that, obviously you would have ordered it with same color stripe and vinyl, me too

Nantucket blue came with white stripes and in 67 the other vinyl color was fawn beige.

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #112 on: October 07, 2010, 04:38:45 PM »
Wow...this thread, started march 10 2006 by Lakeholme, 8 pages of replys, over 19,000 views and still going strong!!  :o  :)

btw, don't mind that frost green 69 - nice color!
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #113 on: October 09, 2010, 03:24:24 PM »
When we started, I thought the poll would be the biggest part. Then I was trying for a hundred votes -10% of forum at the time. Now  the forum has over three thousand,,. Oh well.... guess we're not big on polls....
In the meantime this thing takes on a life of its own.
Love to see those pictures.....
And the poll remains open....

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #114 on: February 27, 2011, 06:38:11 AM »
I like the Vinyl tops on 67 and 68, but 69 it looks like a toupe, not so cool.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #115 on: February 27, 2011, 03:51:38 PM »
Seems like you don't see that many cars with vinyl tops these days. I think alot have been removed and not been put back because of cost or they just didn't like the look. Is there any figures out there as to how many cars came from the factory with vinyl tops?

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #116 on: February 27, 2011, 05:50:51 PM »
Is there any figures out there as to how many cars came from the factory with vinyl tops?

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Yup. 52,455 in '67, 77,065 in '68, and 100,802 in '69.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #117 on: February 27, 2011, 07:40:34 PM »
Well I don't prefer the 69 Camaro with one, but I did put one back on my 66 Impala SS, just depends on the car.

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #118 on: February 27, 2011, 08:03:42 PM »
Looks good Phil, it looks nice with the yellow.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #119 on: February 28, 2011, 02:54:55 AM »
I like the tops on some colors but I never liked them on 69. The body color on the drip rail leading to the trim with the vinyl edge is way too busy of a design detail to compliment the rest of the body. I like the designs of the 68 and 67. The 69 design makes it look like its going bald to me.

I have been thnking of putting the top back on my 68 as it should have it. I am on the fence though.
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