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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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tom

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #135 on: March 08, 2011, 01:00:45 AM »
Here is the car that convinced me I want the vinyl back on. Mine is apart, and time and money are scarce. It will remain apart for some time. Just a 307 glide, nothing special.
69 X11 Z21 L14 glide
looking for a 69 export model (KPH) speed
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #136 on: March 08, 2011, 06:02:52 AM »
I like the pic man. The black and the white look classy. Of corse the owner should do what makes him happy, but some colors lend themselves to the vinyl top more than others I think.
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 #137 on: March 08, 2011, 01:51:51 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.
Beautiful car, and I would agree about the look.  You nailed it when it comes to design attitudes in passing generations.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #138 on: March 08, 2011, 02:15:10 PM »
Is that your 69's color combo Tom? If it is...very nice. Be proud of the 307. It's considered a mile stone SB IMO because it replaced the 327 in 69. I imagine a lot of them were modified so to have a survivor is very cool!

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #139 on: March 10, 2011, 12:50:50 AM »
Yes that my color, trim tag shows a black vinyl top. Black & white interior as well. With the style trim I should also have black out on the rockers, and I plan to add the DX-1 stripe in black because I like it. I am fine with the 307, even though many consider it a boat anchor candidate. Not so sure about the powerglide, I'm thinking of a modern overdrive, with a locking converter. Good news is I'm working again! Not the money I used to get but still money. There is renewed hope for my plainish jane.
69 X11 Z21 L14 glide
looking for a 69 export model (KPH) speed
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #140 on: March 10, 2011, 05:05:15 AM »
You could always shelf the original drivetrain, and put in something fun for now. May cost you a little more, but I figure you realize that if your thinking about switching transmissions.
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 #141 on: March 11, 2011, 12:14:50 AM »
Actually I've picked up a tpi setup from an 87 trans am that will bolt on my 307, and should perk it up enough for my enjoyment.
69 X11 Z21 L14 glide
looking for a 69 export model (KPH) speed
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #142 on: March 11, 2011, 12:23:26 AM »
look forward to you posting some pics as you get it further along
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 #143 on: March 13, 2011, 02:44:21 PM »
Yes, more pics... and more voting....

Several of the early pics and url postings no longer work, especially from Photobucket.  It would be great if the original poster cound check on those....
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #144 on: March 13, 2011, 05:52:19 PM »
That's why I prefer to post the smaller images here.  They don't disappear if something happens to the linked photo site or account.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #145 on: March 18, 2011, 01:26:11 PM »
Good point!
And with hindsight I should have documented them myself.  Too late now, some of the early posters haven't been on the site since 2006.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #146 on: December 06, 2012, 11:27:45 PM »
If you have a First Gen with a vinyl top, how about posting a picture here...
BTW, poll is open...
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #147 on: December 07, 2012, 12:01:17 AM »

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #148 on: December 07, 2012, 12:37:46 AM »
Here is mine with the white vinyl.

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #149 on: December 07, 2012, 02:21:44 AM »
I wish my car had a vinyl top! I especially like the look of the 69's; like they're floating.