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Mac B

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White vinyl top-source for correct?
« on: June 26, 2012, 01:04:42 PM »
Does anyone have a source for a 1969 white vinyl top without cloth backing?  I got gigged at Legends cause mine has fabric backing.

x66 714

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Re: White vinyl top-source for correct?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 01:14:53 PM »
You might thry Al Knoch Interiors. They do first generation Camaros also...Joe
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Re: White vinyl top-source for correct?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 12:29:28 AM »
Mac B, are you sure you got gigged for cloth backing? It is possible that you mean you have the current repro that has a felt backing which gives it a "padded" feel. The original are cloth backed, and there is a new one available, but I think only in black. It also has the correct sewn pleats below the rear window in the correct location too. Let me do a little research as to who is making the correct top. It may be Legendary since they have the correct ones for the GM A-body cars. Below is a picture showing the backing of the repro top like on your car, and one of the correct ones from the GM original suppliers.............RatPack..........
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Mac B

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Re: White vinyl top-source for correct?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 02:27:24 AM »
Thanks Rat Pack, yes, my bottom seams are in the wrong location so I am thinking about replacing the top if I can find the right one.  Your help is sincerely appreciated.

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Re: White vinyl top-source for correct?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 05:17:18 AM »
Keep searching.  There is a company that makes exact texture/materials vinyl roofs.  I found out about it after I purchased the top for my Chevelle.  I order a small sample it has different backing and less gloss than what most of the vendors offer.  If I can find it, I'll post it.   I'll look for it this weekend. 
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Re: White vinyl top-source for correct?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 10:56:03 PM »
From the Chevelle site - this company was recommended if you want technically correct:  http://www.smsautofabrics.com/

Here's the post:  http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118090
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Re: White vinyl top-source for correct?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 12:41:38 AM »
Thanks for the help friends.  I have a fabric sample coming from SMS.  I am assuming their top locates the seams properly.  It is expensive but worth it if it is correct.

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Re: White vinyl top-source for correct?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 02:04:27 AM »
From my experiance with SMS fabric is they send you what they have & mark the top box "we have your exact match"...so, I call them to ask why they didn't sent it...Joe
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Re: White vinyl top-source for correct?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 07:04:17 AM »
Try these folks. I used to get all my vinyl tops from them. They are in Greensboro, NC.



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