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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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BlackoutSteve

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #165 on: December 14, 2012, 11:49:59 PM »
Big fan of the vinyl roof. I know it's a psuedo convertible thing, and psuedo things I normally dislike, but I really like them. Maybe it's nostalgia.  8)

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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #166 on: December 15, 2012, 02:34:00 AM »
Pseudo Convertible  ;)  ::)  ???  :o

In 68, vinyl tops outsold convertibles 3 to 1, and by 69 5 to 1.  Convertibles were on their way out (at least in the US)!  Makes them rare and worth something today.
Don't get me wrong, I love convertibles.  I've owned three.   ;D  ;D  ;D

Actually, way back in the 1920s, some car tops had vinyl coverings to make them look like buggy tops. I guess that's where that nasty "compariason" got started. But in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, they were a styling design of their own.
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #167 on: December 15, 2012, 06:27:56 AM »
Pseudo Convertible  ;)  ::)  ???  :o

Yep.
See this convertible Deusenberg with the f-style bracket that was actually a component that folded back the roof?


..and then hard tops started faking them with a non-functioning ornament of the same bracket?


..to the point where they were simplified just stuck on a vinyl roof purely as an ornament and didn't even look like a functioning bracket at all?


Vinyl tops were "invented" to look like convertibles.  ;)
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Re: Vinyl or Not?
« Reply #168 on: December 15, 2012, 05:33:18 PM »
...What I wanted to show in this pic is how well the Top chrome (Stainless) trim flows into the belt reveal at the top of the door when viewed from the rear.
Nice feature with the 68's so equipped.
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