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« on: December 17, 2017, 06:40:03 PM »

I was really nervous about tackling the top of my car but bit the bullet and went after it.  I used AkCharger's thread as  a guide and, I think, it turned out pretty good.  At least I'm happy with it.

No need to go into details since many have done good jobs before me.  Just some pics to show the result.


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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 06:48:26 PM »

Looks great Mitch!  2thumbs
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 06:58:43 PM »

Great job, looks flawless 2thumbs
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 08:52:23 PM »

Great job, looks flawless 2thumbs

I have to say it was easier than I thought.  One little boo-boo but you will never find it and I'll never tell... nana
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 09:16:27 PM »

Great job, looks flawless 2thumbs

I have to say it was easier than I thought.  One little boo-boo but you will never find it and I'll never tell... nana
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 10:23:52 PM »

Looks great!  Congrats!
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 10:55:49 PM »

Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2017, 02:15:26 AM »

Great job, looks flawless 2thumbs

I have to say it was easier than I thought.  One little boo-boo but you will never find it and I'll never tell... nana


Was it a small tear away from the top corners of the screen?.....happened twice to me fitting vinyl's.....not on Chargers though! lol
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 06:15:27 AM »

 2thumbs coolgleamA
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 07:53:47 AM »

 2thumbs Great Job. Smooth....
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 08:10:38 AM »

Great job, looks flawless 2thumbs

I have to say it was easier than I thought.  One little boo-boo but you will never find it and I'll never tell... nana


Was it a small tear away from the top corners of the screen?.....happened twice to me fitting vinyl's.....not on Chargers though! lol

When you say screen, that's what we call the windshield and no.
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 08:21:58 AM »

Correct! Screen or windscreen.
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 12:03:05 PM »

Good for you, excellent job.  2thumbs
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 04:10:09 PM »

Came out great but curious as to the manufacturer of the top? Was it an older repro?
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 05:40:05 PM »

Came out great but curious as to the manufacturer of the top? Was it an older repro?

A Year One piece.  Bought about a month ago.
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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2017, 12:48:07 AM »

Looks pro to me!  2thumbs
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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2017, 06:42:30 PM »

Nice!!!  2thumbs
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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2017, 10:00:10 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked looks great! great job!

I never thought i would say this...
you have me wanting to put one back on my 68 now!!!
yep it looks that good! was it expensive?
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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2017, 07:30:09 AM »

Shocked Shocked Shocked looks great! great job!

I never thought i would say this...
you have me wanting to put one back on my 68 now!!!
yep it looks that good! was it expensive?


Got it during one of YO's sales.  It was $140.70 including shipping, just looked at the receipt.  Got free shipping and 30% off.  Hard to beat.
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« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2017, 02:42:43 PM »

Nice job Mitch 2thumbs
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2017, 09:01:27 AM »

Wow that looks great, very nice job! The A pillar are much cleaner looking without the seam! I might order the same vinyl top and sell my Legendary top with seam? 
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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2017, 09:10:00 AM »

Wow that looks great, very nice job! The A pillar are much cleaner looking without the seam! I might order the same vinyl top and sell my Legendary top with seam? 
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Good point! I'm glad some one notices these things!
I had no idea the factory vinyl had a seam that comes right down the a-pillar?
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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2017, 10:41:14 PM »

Wow that looks great, very nice job! The A pillar are much cleaner looking without the seam! I might order the same vinyl top and sell my Legendary top with seam? 
Pat

What seam?  I didn't know there might be one there.  Actually, the a-pillar was not bad, the worst part was the place where the a-pillar meets the roof and that funny place in the top of the windshield opening.  I worked on that a while.  I had to let the adhesive dry some before pushing it down.  The vinyl top does stretch some so you can push it into place but the adhesive has to be dry enough to hold it and not let it pop back out.  I did each section of the roof and edges and then waited about 15 minutes and pressed it back into place then waited 30 minutes and went over it again.  Again after an hour and again after another hour.  Finally pressed the last little bubbles in after a few hours, maybe 4.  I actually let it dry overnight and hit it again and seems to have made that last little difference.  I'll get some pics so you can see how I cut it.  Later.
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2017, 09:49:40 AM »

 There is a seam at the top of the A pillar ( about 1 1/2Ē down from the top )where they added the vinyl leg for the A pillar. Its quite unsightly but apparently itís original on 68Ďs and probably 69ís,  Iíll look for a picture if somebody else doesnít post one
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2017, 09:54:57 AM »

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