Vinyl Top for Valiant?

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  1. Overdrive

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    I've seen a couple pictures of vinyl topped '64-65 Valiants, and I think it actually looks really good. What do I need to do to add it to my car? any special trim pieces? Anybody have detailed pictures of the vinyl top?
     
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    Hi there!

    On different 63-66 A-bodies there were a vinyl roof option. I have only seen one 66 Valiant Signet with it. White with a special badging on the B pillar. On the Darts where the vinyl just within the chrome moulding.

    But all cars equipped with vinyl moulding have special chrome moulding different from the cars without.

    I guess a call to Legendary could help you out.
     
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    Overdrive, if you go to my CarDomain site in my sig. you can just see the remanents of the white vinyl roof on my CDN Valiant. It covers about 2/3 of the roof's surface from the windshield back. And yes, there are screw on metal strips front and rear, as well as stainless finishing trim. I also have a 65 that has all the trim, but no vinyl roof. If you really need it, I can slosh through the snow and get you a couple of pics. :)
     
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    Even though my Valiant is a canadian car, it's a Custom 100, so, it uses the '65 US Valiant body, which is a little different than the Dart shell. I'm just wondering what kind of mouldings the Valiants use when the vinyl top is used. I parted out a '65 sedan with factory two-tone paint, but it didn't have any special mouldings on the A-pilars, from what I can recall, and the trim on the C-pillar was the same as my hardtop.
     
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