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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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IZRSSS

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #120 on: February 28, 2011, 03:16:34 AM »
All for 69 toupee's...
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #121 on: February 28, 2011, 03:45:29 AM »
Final result, yes with black vinyl top... gotta have it with butternut!



And you can't say no to Phillips great color combo...this would look great on any year, including 69. Although I think all V-tops look good on 69's.

Only one problem...that garage is way too clean!

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #122 on: February 28, 2011, 03:50:08 AM »
Yeah. That looks awesome. Especially with the black stripe accent.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #123 on: February 28, 2011, 06:31:42 AM »
oregon,
 post a pic of the car if you can, 68 was a good year to do the vinyl I agree since it ran all the way out to the drip rail.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #124 on: March 01, 2011, 10:15:09 PM »
I would love to know the story behind the 69 design for vinyl.

Marty,  I showed my wife your comment about our clean garage, and she is still laughing!   ::)

Let's see some more pics!
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #125 on: March 01, 2011, 10:55:44 PM »
And to think I almost mentioned the color coordinated chairs...Whew...glad I didn't... ;D

Not sure what it is about clean garages and the opposite sex...I get that all the time from opposite visitors... :-\

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #126 on: March 03, 2011, 02:03:48 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.

Love it on the 67-8.  Just don't understand why they did that to the 69.  So if I had a 67-8 I would love the vinyl roof.  If I had a 69, I'd give it a hair cut!
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #127 on: March 05, 2011, 03:07:40 PM »
Back to 69 design question. When you look at the figures John posted above, vinyl was popular in 69, even with the design change.  In fact the numbers show vinyl was in and convertibles were on the way out! My, my, how opinions change over the years. Go back to 2006 in this thread where there is discussion about the 69 design.
BTW, didn't the vinyl come back to the driprail in 70?
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #128 on: March 05, 2011, 03:47:39 PM »
Its difficult to get unbiased opionions to questions like these. Chances are pretty good if you have a 67 or 68 with a V-Top you are going to say you like it. Same holds true for the '69. Bottom line is that we are all very protective of our rides and our answers usually reflect this.

Pretty sure you are correct on the 70.

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #129 on: March 07, 2011, 09:56:05 PM »
Actually I like the 69 v top better. Mine had the top and I will someday put it back.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #130 on: March 07, 2011, 09:59:30 PM »
well lets see some pics of your car Tom with or without the top.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #131 on: March 07, 2011, 10:25:46 PM »
well lets see some pics of your car Tom with or without the top.

Not really sure if it matters...does it?  Bottom line is what the owner of the car is comfortable with. That's the only opinion that really matters...isn't it? I personally like all V-Tops but I like the '69 V-Top even more. Not just because I own a car that has one but because I think it has a much more refined appearance, and the separation you speak of also decreases the damage caused by moisture.

In addition, as John pointed out, almost half of all '69's came with vinyl tops {100,602}. The price tag was pretty hefty in those days...$84.30. So obviously there was a large percentage of '69 Camaro owners who also agreed with the look.   

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #132 on: March 07, 2011, 10:28:02 PM »
not persecuting anyone here just wanted to see a pic of his car. Is that ok???
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

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #133 on: March 07, 2011, 10:51:26 PM »
I'd rather not go there with you B-65...If you'd like feel free to PM me... :)

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #134 on: March 07, 2011, 10:53:16 PM »
Here is mine as requested earlier. As I said, I am not sure about the top. It is suposed to have one but I really like the sail panels without it.

Design trends and exposure to influencers alter perception of value heavily. Different age groups are attracted to products due to trends that are not always prevalent to those in other groups. The debate will always be a personal one.
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