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Offline burdar

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Re: half top vinyl roof on a 70 ??
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2011 - 02:41:07 PM »
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Or you could just read my post above.

Exactly.....Cars get customised all the time.  After 40 years it's going to look like it came that way from the factory.  It didn't.

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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2011 - 03:21:33 PM »
I have no idea if it's "factory" ( although I'm leaning towards.... I doubt it) but it doesn't look half bad! :thumbsup:
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Re: half top vinyl roof on a 70 ??
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2011 - 04:08:29 PM »
Absolutely NOT from the factory. It doesn't look bad though.   :2cents:

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Re: half top vinyl roof on a 70 ??
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2011 - 10:48:10 PM »
I got ya.  I pretty much believe you Alien.

 Just curious if there is any writing on the subject.

If there isn't any factory writing then all I can say is I heard it was not available.

So, I am just trying to get a copy for my large folder of mopar information.

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Re: half top vinyl roof on a 70 ??
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2011 - 09:23:35 AM »
Or you could just read my post above.

As Cuda Hunter, just curious about this as I have seen this feature on Dusters/Chargers, kind of neat to try to figure this out.  :) 

Here's a reply from Barry,

"No canopy tops for e-bodies, but there were places that sold aftermarket 'kits' for them back in the day."

It does look kinda neat. 
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Re: half top vinyl roof on a 70 ??
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2011 - 11:52:53 AM »
If you look at the Color & Trim Selector, Data Book, and Saleman's Pocket Guides you only see a listing for Vinyl Roof. If there were multiple types they would list each. They don't since there is only one type.

If you went to say a 1974 Satellite, you might find mutiples there. Go check out the library at Hamtramck-Historical.

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Re: half top vinyl roof on a 70 ??
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2011 - 12:18:24 PM »
but there were places that sold aftermarket 'kits' for them back in the day."

Bet that would be an valuable find for a kit.


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Re: half top vinyl roof on a 70 ??
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2011 - 08:05:05 PM »
This is what I found on MyMopars.

V4*    * represents color choice
I wouldn't be surprised if the Gran Coupes had this option.
They are the luxuary model for the e-Body
It lists it only 71




V01 69-71 Mono Tone Paint Treatment
V02 69-71 Two Tone Paint Treatment
V05 69 Only Paint Buffed
V08 69-71 Paint, Trim, and Vinyl Roof Edit Waiver 
V09 69-71 Paint Special Order
V1* 69-71 Full Vinyl Top
* Missing digit represents color choices
A- Gunmetal
B- Blue
C- Black Alligator
F - Green
G - Black Gator Grain
H - Green Floral (Mod Top 1969 Dart/Coronet Only)
J - Walnut Pattern (1970 Only)
J - Paisley (1971 Only)
K - Walnut
L - Champagne
L - Parchment
M - Burgundy
P - Yellow Floral (Mod Top 1969 Barracuda Only)
P - Mod Yellow (Mod Top 1970 Barracuda Only)
Q - Blue and Green Floral (Mod Top 1969 Satellite Only)
Q - Mod Blue (Mod Top 1970 Barracuda Only)
T - Tan
W - White
X - Black
Y - Gold and Green Floral (Mod Top 1969 Barracuda Only)
Y - Gold
Y - Tortoise Grain
9 - Special Order (V19=Black on Superbird)
 
V21 69-71 Performance Hood Treatment
V22 70-71 Delete Sport Hood Treatment
V23 69-70 Paint - Delete Body Side
V24 70-71 Performance Hood Treatment w/CID 
V3* 69-71 Convertible Top
* Missing digit represents color choices
W - White
X - Black
9 - Special Order
 
V4* 70 Body Side Stripe (Strobe Tape)
* Missing digit represents color choices
J - Lime Daylight Fluorescent
M - Pink Daylight Fluorescent
W - White
X - Black
 
V4* 71 Vinyl Canopy Roof (See V1* for Colors)

 V5* 69-71 Body Side Molding
V6* 69-71 Longitudinal Stripes
V7* 69-70 Accent Stripes
V8* 69-71 Transverse Stripes
V9* 70 Bumble Bee Stripes
V9* 71 Longitudinal Stripes
V5* thru V9* Missing digit represents color choices
It would look on the Challenge.
Like the Black GC
No hockey sticks for the GC.
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Re: half top vinyl roof on a 70 ??
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2011 - 09:35:15 PM »
That list pertains to all models, not just E-bodies. Don't know why you guys keep :horse:.

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Re: half top vinyl roof on a 70 ??
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2011 - 09:40:50 PM »
I returned from SE Asia in '72 and then started college (among other things).   Got to be good friends with a guy who ran a "top shop" -- he put vinyl tops on cars (often the local dealerships would would order them plain and then my buddy would put them on and the dealer would sell it as a "dealer installed option"  I'm guessing the dealer made more this way than from the factory.....     I often helped him out - he was putting half tops, padded tops, etc.... on anything that anyone wanted.   He could do 4 or 5 of these a day at $75 a pop... not bad change back in the day.      I'll defer to the experts - but my money is on this pic is an aftermarket and they were not "original." 

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Re: half top vinyl roof on a 70 ??
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2011 - 01:16:43 PM »
V4X on a Pilot (100006) 1972 Charger:

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Re: half top vinyl roof on a 70 ??
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2011 - 02:51:35 PM »
Canopy, halo and landau tops were common on B-bodies. They weren't available on E-Bodies.

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