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8/20/10 9:18pm - Original Message: '1968 Hardtop red or back'
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Gordonvillle, TX - USA

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1968 Roadster 427

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Soda Blasting will be through on Monday. I decided to go Rally Red PPG  paint.   The original color.
Now should I paint the hardtop black or the same color as the car. The convt. top is black. What did they do in 1968??????? The hardtop is black now.
 Did GMC put out the hardtops in the car color or basic black. 


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8/20/10 10:31pm - Reply: '1968 Hardtop red or back'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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I beleive the hardtops were available either in the car color, or with a black vinyl covering

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8/21/10 11:04am - Reply: '1968 Hardtop red or back'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

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Correct...it's your money and you can have the top painted whatever color you like, but to be correct, it should be either body color or have vinyl covering.

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8/21/10 12:00pm - Reply: '1968 Hardtop red or back'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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YA...hardtop would be either body color, or a black vinyl covering...
I don't think I've ever seen a car with a top painted a different, complimenting color....might be kinda neat!


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8/21/10 12:29pm - Reply: '1968 Hardtop red or back'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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Just an added opinion here;

A friend of mine has a red '68 Vert. The hard top is also red.

Every time I see it with the red hard top on I think how much better it would look if the hard top were black.

So there!!! LOL

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8/27/10 1:01pm - Reply: '1968 Hardtop red or back'
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I agree they came either body color or black vinyl, but I have seen earlier cars in a contrasting color, and it looked good.  My orange '71 has black vinyl and looks sharp.  Do whatever you want.  It is easy to change down the road if you change your mind.

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8/27/10 8:25pm - Reply: '1968 Hardtop red or back'
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Oklahoma City, OK - USA

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1972 LS5 Convertible,Auto.Targa Blue with Black Interior.

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Once owned a 1968, 3 deuces convertible that had both tops. the hard top had the black vinyl on it  and I always loved it because you could clean it an apply stuff to it and it would look great. 

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8/29/10 12:07am - Reply: '1968 Hardtop red or back'
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

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ask M & S..lolTongue  Manchstershark...he picked up hard top at Carlisle and has the same problem...

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8/29/10 7:34am - Reply: '1968 Hardtop red or back'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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  Rich, how many C3VR members does it take to install a hardtop?
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8/29/10 1:44pm - Reply: '1968 Hardtop red or back'
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

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I missed that Install! I am glad I could help with the method though! I am glad it worked. I was in the parade last night..it was an absolute ball..people burning out. I had a long drive home thinking it was all over.. Had an incredible time..great people great time..Yogi is great!
I guess the install questions are answered now..
Thanks.
Rich

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