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project69
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From: Fort Worth, Tx
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posted 05-29-2002 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for project69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am finishing up on a 65 Coupe, 289, auto, AC and black Pony interior. It will be a stock cruiser, no mods. I will be painting it Rangoon Red. This is where I need your opinion.

White vinyl top or no vinyl top?

I am not a red fan but it really seems to fit this car. But is it too much color? Do I need to break it up a bit? Please post your ideas on this.

Thanks.

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johnmustang
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From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
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posted 05-29-2002 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it did not come with a vinyl top , and , you want to keep it stock and original , I would shy away from the top. If you are not really worried about originality , I would go with a black vinyl top. White can be a b!tch to keep clean , everything will show up on it. Black will also match your interior. Just my .02

JOHN

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Fastback68
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posted 05-29-2002 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No vinyl top. Keep it pure and simple. Vinyl is TOTALLY non-functional, and I hate things you can't even pretend are functional. If I had my way, I'd never have included fake air scoops for rear brakes. They're like bleached blondes - beautiful, but everyone knows it's a con.
Also, vinyl tops = future rust problem.

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Hell_Fish
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posted 05-29-2002 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stay away from the vinyl top. Its just a place for rust to start

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65racecoupe
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posted 05-29-2002 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65racecoupe   Click Here to Email 65racecoupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Black top if you want a top. I am taking mine off my ride. Don't like it on a sports car, and a mustang is a great sports car.

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Ken
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posted 05-29-2002 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65racecoupe:
Don't like it on a sports car, and a mustang is a great sports car.

Gee, thanks a lot buddy !!!
I had my vinyl top replaced after 36 years and there wasn't a spot of rust anywhere to be found underneath it !!!
If your going vinyl, I'd go black .

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mustangboy
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From: Ont, Canada
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posted 05-29-2002 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would go with the black vinyl top.I think it looks great on these early coupes.I had my 68 coupe repainted last year and I had the vinyl roof off of it as it needed to be replaced.The bodyshop painted the car so I got to see how it looked without the vinyl roof.It looked very plain.Looks much better with the vinyl roof back on,by the way the car had no rust under the vinyl,as long as its put on properely you won't have to worry about it.

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project69
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posted 06-01-2002 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for project69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks for your input guys.

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 06-01-2002 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
White's cool! Looks wise, and hot Texas summer wise. Bought and sold a 66 yellow orig paint car some years back. It had the orig.black v top which was totally rusted underneath. The roof was gone. A friend and I also purchased an orig dark green 68 with black top. Roof shot. Have found that white holds up better in hot climate like Fl. owing to heat being reflected instead of absorbed-Opinion. I like them. Only one I had that was bad-a 72 Gran Torino 2 years old and blisters around back window dark brown top. On the 65-8, I believe that the pot metal mouldings fit inside a recess that was a seam. It was leaded flush on non vinyl top cars. Could be wrong on this.

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