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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:08 pm

This guy posted at Cheytalk 73-77 page.
Check out the vinyl top.

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?tid/322265/
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Post by Wallyuph on Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:46 pm

Never seen one on our body style before.
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:08 pm

I don't think that's factory at all.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:52 pm

It is unique...but, certainly not factory. Were lots of independent upholstery/vinyl top shops back then doing aftermarket work. Remember...vinyl tops were cool!

Looks like a cool car! Like the photo shot from the back seat that shows the entire front dash/seat area.
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Post by dynchel on Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:14 pm

My '86 caprice classic 2 door had the top done just like that. I miss that car. Sad
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Post by knightfan26917 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:14 pm

dynchel wrote:My '86 caprice classic 2 door had the top done just like that.  I miss that car. Sad

Yep & the '78-'80 mc models also had the "forward" Landau, but I've never seen it on this generation. Most certainly not factory. Cool, tho, I think!


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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:20 pm

I didn't say it was factory, I said it LOOKED factory.

The trim pieces look too good to be aftermarket. Maybe trim from a different car?

whoever it was did a good job of it regardless.
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Post by bigredlaguna on Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:29 pm

Looks like they might have used the trim that normally goes around the base of the rear window and flipped it around to go over the top. Find a couple of corner pieces to make the angle and Voila!- a custom trim treatment.

Looks good to me, like something the factory could have done for an imaginary upscale trim level.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:10 am

I clicked on the link- nothing Sad
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Post by ant7377 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:37 am

This looks like a dealer installed job. Years ago my friend had a 73 ElCamino that had a top down the b pillar and wrapped around the tailgate.Looked neat until a tree fell on it.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:32 am

bigredlaguna wrote:Looks like they might have used the trim that normally goes around the base of the rear window and flipped it around to go over the top. Find a couple of corner pieces to make the angle and Voila!- a custom trim treatment.

Looks good to me, like something the factory could have done for an imaginary upscale trim level.

I think you're right. After another stare it does look like they just flipped it around.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:12 pm

77mali wrote:I clicked on the link- nothing Sad

Never-mind.  Cool

That is definitely unique.  For once, I'm not sure what to think here but nice car.

Hope he doesn't mind....lol
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Post by knightfan26917 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:51 pm

Roadcaptain S3 wrote:whoever it was did a good job of it regardless.

Agreed.

Interestingly, the owner says it IS factory, except for the color of the top ... used to be red.

Still, I don't know ... I find it a bit difficult to believe it is factory, since none of us seem to have ever seen one like it. I'm thinking the owner THINKS it is factory b/c it was a dealer added top ... maybe?


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