Can you put one on? Sure! Is it as simple as putting the vinyl over the top? Kinda. If you do nothing more than install the vinyl top on a non-original vinyl top car, the chrome trim piece at the bottom of the roof panel will not lay correctly. There is a wide body seam there where the top of the quarter panel and bottom of the roof section meet. The seam is filled in (with lead), on painted roof coupes. On original vinyl top cars this seam is not filled in. The resulting depression from the seam not being filled in allows the molding to lay properly. You'll also need to drill the holes to mount the trim piece (which is reproduced).Can you put a vinyl top on a car that was originally a non-vinyl topped car? Is it as simple as just putting the vinyl over the top?:shrug:
Should be just a straight replacement for ya! Just remember to address any rust/damage issues you find underneath. They can/will show up through the vinyl top if you don't, especially a black one! I'd suggest that if you're going to repaint the whole car, do just that....repaint the WHOLE car, roof and all. Some may disagree and suggest just a good coat of epoxy primer. That's still better than what the factory did. It comes down to your choice then. I didn't repaint the roof on my '68, just epoxy primered it before top replacement. I wasn't repainting the car though. Since my '66 is getting a complete repaint, I'll be including the roof before the new top goes one.umm guys i need a new vinyl top as you can see in my picture that is a piece of cake right if it is a vinyl origianal car with the netal rivet sections and molding?
As you have all the correct trim, Yes it is simple with the front and back windows removed.umm guys i need a new vinyl top as you can see in my picture that is a piece of cake right if it is a vinyl origianal car with the netal rivet sections and molding?
+1 Two 68's w/vinyl tops, no indent, Think its a 65-66 thing.I went with a vinyl top on my '68 California Special:
While there is a leaded seam area where the A pillar meets the 1/4 panel, there was NO indentation to prevent the correct fitment of the trim strip.