CRG Discussion Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 20, 2014, 10:20:53 PM

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.
107580 Posts in 12509 Topics by 4812 Members
Latest Member: oldbop88
* 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 ... 6 7 [8] 9 10 ... 12  All Print
Author Topic: Vinyl or Not?  (Read 54361 times)
lakeholme
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2191


*68-12D L30/M35*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2009, 08:02:26 AM »

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.  Grin

What do you think?  Huh
And vote.........
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."
IZRSSS
Guest
« Reply #106 on: October 02, 2010, 08:22:24 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?
Logged
Jeremiah
Member
***
Posts: 26


View Profile
« Reply #107 on: October 03, 2010, 12:20:38 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.
Logged

69 SS/RS Hugger orange-Ivory houndstooth, endura.
69 RS Conv. Black/Black-Ivory interior, endura, DX1.
Claus
Member
***
Posts: 86



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #108 on: October 03, 2010, 09:57:55 AM »

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
Logged

Claus
Member
***
Posts: 86



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #109 on: October 03, 2010, 10:04:46 AM »

Here is my green L89 with a green vinyl top...

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

Logged

lakeholme
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2191


*68-12D L30/M35*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #110 on: October 06, 2010, 12:43:00 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.
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: 2191


*68-12D L30/M35*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #111 on: October 06, 2010, 01:03:39 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.
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."
My68SS
Member
***
Posts: 348



View Profile
« Reply #112 on: October 07, 2010, 11:38:45 AM »

Wow...this thread, started march 10 2006 by Lakeholme, 8 pages of replys, over 19,000 views and still going strong!!  Shocked  Smiley

btw, don't mind that frost green 69 - nice color!
Logged

Rob
1968 L34/M40 SS
12 bolt posi 3.55
Build - 12C
lakeholme
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2191


*68-12D L30/M35*


View Profile WWW
« Reply #113 on: October 09, 2010, 10:24:24 AM »

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....
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."
BULLITT65
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1570


BULLITT65
View Profile Email
« Reply #114 on: February 27, 2011, 01:38:11 AM »

I like the Vinyl tops on 67 and 68, but 69 it looks like a toupe, not so cool.
Logged

1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
67L78
Member
***
Posts: 68


View Profile
« Reply #115 on: February 27, 2011, 10:51:38 AM »

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?

Richard
Logged
JohnZ
CRG Member
*****
Posts: 4161


View Profile Email
« Reply #116 on: February 27, 2011, 12:50:51 PM »

Is there any figures out there as to how many cars came from the factory with vinyl tops?

Richard

Yup. 52,455 in '67, 77,065 in '68, and 100,802 in '69.
Logged

'69 Z/28
Fathom Green
CRG
BULLITT65
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1570


BULLITT65
View Profile Email
« Reply #117 on: February 27, 2011, 02:40:34 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.
Logged

1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
Ron C.
Member
***
Posts: 435


View Profile Email
« Reply #118 on: February 27, 2011, 03:03:42 PM »

Looks good Phil, it looks nice with the yellow.
Logged

67Z/28,67RSZ/28,69RSZ28,71SS454CHEVELLE,02Z4C35thSSCAMAROGMMG#11PERF EDITION 500HP
Oregonjam
Member
***
Posts: 209

68 ss350


View Profile Email
« Reply #119 on: February 27, 2011, 09:54:55 PM »

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.
Logged

68 07D SS350
John
Pages: 1 ... 6 7 [8] 9 10 ... 12  All Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.077 seconds with 20 queries.