May 8th, 00, 08:53 AM
I would like to install a vinyl top on a 68 which did not originally come with a vinyl top. I was wondering if it would be a pain to do this? My car is due for a paint job and to repair the roof which was hit by a very large tree limb. I figure that the vinyl top would hide any flaws that would be left behind.
May 10th, 00, 04:37 AM
Installing a vinyl top, yes they are a pain. Its better left up to an upholstery shop. And by the time you buy all the mldgs. for the top, its will cost you more than what it probably would to fix the roof. You want to hide flaws in the roof, take your time or whomevers, and fix the roof, its not that hard unless it got caved in, and even at that, if the roof had flaws in it, unless the vinyl roof is padded, it will also show the flaws cause its layed down tight to the roof.
May 11th, 00, 02:30 AM
I am planning on fixing the roof regardless. I just know that no matter how good the body shop is I will still be able to see some flaws. I was just wondering if anyone out there has put one on a car that did not originally come with one. I wasn't sure if you can purchase all the parts.
May 12th, 00, 03:53 AM
Hey suds, i have the chrome trim that you need, Message me at email@example.com
we can talk about that later, As far as i know the vinyl roof should be no big deal, the front is trimed by the windshield mouldings, same around the back window, the lower trim that you will get from me is held on by small plastic clips, these clips are held to the car by a small pin, that is welded on, any body shop should be able to weld them on for you. As far as the sides the vinyl is trimed by the gutter mouldings, have that also.
let me know if you are interested.
May 12th, 00, 06:06 PM
Hey sudolg, If you really want the vinyle top go for it, but if your just doing it because of damage on the roof you just need to find a better bodyman. A professional bodyman can get anything straight, just ask questions before you pick the shop. I'm not trying to talk you out of vinyl, but dont be afraid to have it fixed.
May 13th, 00, 02:22 PM
I was just under the impression that the only way to fix a dented roof was to replace it...