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When I bought my car over 30 years ago I thought the 3/4 vinyl top was an unusual option and after many years of going to car shows and cruise night's I still think this is a pretty rare option especially on a MACH1. If you have this option on your car or know of a car with it sound off. I'd like to know about your car and its options.

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When I bought my car over 30 years ago I thought the 3/4 vinyl top was an unusual option and after many years of going to car shows and cruise night's I still think this is a pretty rare option especially on a MACH1. If you have this option on your car or know of a car with it sound off. I'd like to know about your car and its options.

 

I saw one on here a few weeks ago but I can remember if it was an ad or a member...maybe someone else recalls it? There were even a few comments about the vinyl top.

 

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When I bought my car over 30 years ago I thought the 3/4 vinyl top was an unusual option and after many years of going to car shows and cruise night's I still think this is a pretty rare option especially on a MACH1. If you have this option on your car or know of a car with it sound off. I'd like to know about your car and its options.

Hello,

I have one with 3/4 vinyl top, $52.35. I ordered the car with every option that could come on a Mach 1 except the engine block heater I think. I has 27 factory installed options and 7 that are dealer items for a total of 34 options.

I have posted the order form and dealer invoice before but have again for you to see the costs of everything. I had originally ordered a non Mustang color which I think was $125.00 but they could not match the rubber bumper and I did not want the chrome one so I changed to stock color. The car has sat in the barn and not washed or cleaned in 32 years. I hope to clean it up this year. A little over 12,000 miles on it.

David

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Dave,

I can't wait to visit and see this beauty! It kills me every time I see the you write "The car has sat in the barn and not washed or cleaned in 32 years". You can't move that pony into the her new home unless she's dressed for the occasion! I'm bringing the Mequires soap and wax!

 

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My first Mustang was a Red 73 Sportsroof that I bought back in 1978, that had the 3/4 roof option.

 

It had a 2v 351C, FMX transmission, Ford AM / FM Stereo, and hockey stick stripes, and had Ford Wire cover caps.

 

Unfortunately I had the worst luck with the car, and sold it in the early 80s.

 

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My car had one on it when I first got it in the mid 90's. It was one of the four options the car had.

 

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My first Mustang was a Red 73 Sportsroof that I bought back in 1978, that had the 3/4 roof option.

 

It had a 2v 351C, FMX transmission, Ford AM / FM Stereo, and hockey stick stripes, and had Ford Wire cover caps.

 

Unfortunately I had the worst luck with the car, and sold it in the early 80s.

 

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I like the 3/4 on some of our cars. The bronze color really does look good with it. Interesting I've never thought much of the MAVERICK and Mustang until I look at that pic. I can really see the Maverick profile emerging from that look.

 

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Yup,, had one..Matter of fact it made mine one of a kind ;)

Wow I've never see a white one. I know they were available in other colors but I've never seen a white top. Thanks for the feed back.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride :D Frank

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Yup,, had one..Matter of fact it made mine one of a kind ;)

Wow I've never see a white one. I know they were available in other colors but I've never seen a white top. Thanks for the feed back.

 

No problem, i couldn't imagine what she looked like on the show room floor..lol red and black striped with white interior and white top? I never seen one look like it " maybe that why she one of one" lol It must of looked like a flag rolling down the road, hard to miss!! ;)

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That's going to be a tough find. I've often wondered where I would ever find that trim if anything ever happened to mine. I wish you luck. Oh and by the way I love the KeyStones. Very 70ish cool. Thanks for the reply and pic If I hear of any of that trim for sale I'll look you up.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride :D Frank

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I have it.

Now if only I could find the one piece of trim I'm missing for it.......

 

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Ok I spent some time today during our ice storm trying to locate a picture of the full vinyl roof on 71 - 73 mustang. I know that they had them in the 70's a guy I worked with had one I think a 71. It had a special badge on it and it was one of those regional packages. I believe in Texas. It looked like leather and the trim at the quarter also looked like leather. I for the life of me cannot remember what it was called. Anyone else remember it. I did find a couple of people that had cars but with different type top. One guy blasted his car an boom there were the holes for the quarter panel trim pieces. The attached has a picture of I think a 71 with full vinyl top. Also at the bottom there is a neat package that you could get on the hardtop for just a short time.

There was a web site that had all of the specials listed that he has found. I did not copy the location.

I sucks getting old cannot remember like I use to.

David

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

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I have it.

Now if only I could find the one piece of trim I'm missing for it.......

 

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The RH piece is on ebay right now.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-1972-Mustang-Mach-I-Fastback-FB-Vinyl-Roof-Trim-RH-/201082909953?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ed179b501

Hope it is the one you need.

David

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Thanks David!

 

I think it might be the piece I need.

I sent an email to the guy to ask. I have all the trim except for the corner piece that connects the passenger side trim to the rear trim. I couldn't tell for sure from the picture if the corner piece he has is the one I need, or if it was the corner on the roof pillar heading down towards the hood. It was super hard to tell from his pictures, but the angle of that corner piece just didn't look quite right. Could have just been the angle of the camera.

 

Thanks again!

 

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Thanks David!

 

I think it might be the piece I need.

I sent an email to the guy to ask. I have all the trim except for the corner piece that connects the passenger side trim to the rear trim. I couldn't tell for sure from the picture if the corner piece he has is the one I need, or if it was the corner on the roof pillar heading down towards the hood. It was super hard to tell from his pictures, but the angle of that corner piece just didn't look quite right. Could have just been the angle of the camera.

 

Thanks again!

 

Scott

I never imagined when I started this thread that it might help someone find VERY hard to find trim for there vinyl top car That's so cool. I hope it works out. Frank

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride :D Frank

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Thanks David!

 

I think it might be the piece I need.

I sent an email to the guy to ask. I have all the trim except for the corner piece that connects the passenger side trim to the rear trim. I couldn't tell for sure from the picture if the corner piece he has is the one I need, or if it was the corner on the roof pillar heading down towards the hood. It was super hard to tell from his pictures, but the angle of that corner piece just didn't look quite right. Could have just been the angle of the camera.

 

Thanks again!

Your description makes your trim sound different than what is on my 73. I only have the two pieces going across the top nothing going toward the roof A pillar. The top goes to the drip rail on each side. Have you got a pic of yours? Mine was in some of the previous conversations the brown 73.

 

Scott

I never imagined when I started this thread that it might help someone find VERY hard to find trim for there vinyl top car That's so cool. I hope it works out. Frank

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

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You're right in that the side trim is the drip rail, and there are two pieces, one above the windshield and one 3/4 of the way back between the windows. The rear piece is actually 3 pieces, the center piece and then 2 small pieces on either end.

 

I'm missing one of those.

 

Turns out that the one on ebay isn't what I need.

 

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You're right in that the side trim is the drip rail, and there are two pieces, one above the windshield and one 3/4 of the way back between the windows. The rear piece is actually 3 pieces, the center piece and then 2 small pieces on either end.

 

I'm missing one of those.

 

Turns out that the one on ebay isn't what I need.

 

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I went and looked and mine has the little piece on each side and the center is two parts so 4 all together.

Did you get the one you needed on ebay?

I saw one of the other member post on here that there were several in a junk yard where he lived in S.C..

We are melting out of the ice this week and maybe I can get back to clearing for my garage. I am headed to Cuba next month to look at the old cars and relax. It is a really cheap vacation a little over $800 for air and $25 a day while there and then the cab rides.

David

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Cuba? isnt that where Kennedy took Marilyn for some alone time away from Jacqueline?

 

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Cuba? isnt that where Kennedy took Marilyn for some alone time away from Jacqueline?

 

You just do not know how good their rum is. I was in China and got it there and it is the best. It is going to be an adventure. Got to keep the blood flowing. Maybe the CIA will find me, lol.

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Ok I spent some time today during our ice storm trying to locate a picture of the full vinyl roof on 71 - 73 mustang. I know that they had them in the 70's a guy I worked with had one I think a 71. It had a special badge on it and it was one of those regional packages. I believe in Texas. It looked like leather and the trim at the quarter also looked like leather. I for the life of me cannot remember what it was called. Anyone else remember it. I did find a couple of people that had cars but with different type top. One guy blasted his car an boom there were the holes for the quarter panel trim pieces. The attached has a picture of I think a 71 with full vinyl top. Also at the bottom there is a neat package that you could get on the hardtop for just a short time.

There was a web site that had all of the specials listed that he has found. I did not copy the location.

I sucks getting old cannot remember like I use to.

David

 

Hi David-

The attachment you provided is actually a pic of my car from a few years ago, before I bought it.

 

I've attached a couple pics, one shows the car after the previous owner stripped off the vinyl roof. The car still has the original yellow paint under the top leading me to believe this was not a factory option, but a dealer option or aftermarket. The other pic is the only other car with the full vinyl roof I have found to date. That owner is also a member of this forum if I remember correctly.

 

The only metal trim added to the car is on the quarter panel. The trim is specifically made for this application and conforms to the body as it turns to meet the rear window trim. I'd love to find more info on what company produced these items and how many more full vinyl roofs were sold.

 

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Ok I spent some time today during our ice storm trying to locate a picture of the full vinyl roof on 71 - 73 mustang. I know that they had them in the 70's a guy I worked with had one I think a 71. It had a special badge on it and it was one of those regional packages. I believe in Texas. It looked like leather and the trim at the quarter also looked like leather. I for the life of me cannot remember what it was called. Anyone else remember it. I did find a couple of people that had cars but with different type top. One guy blasted his car an boom there were the holes for the quarter panel trim pieces. The attached has a picture of I think a 71 with full vinyl top. Also at the bottom there is a neat package that you could get on the hardtop for just a short time.

There was a web site that had all of the specials listed that he has found. I did not copy the location.

I sucks getting old cannot remember like I use to.

David

 

Hi David-

The attachment you provided is actually a pic of my car from a few years ago, before I bought it.

 

I've attached a couple pics, one shows the car after the previous owner stripped off the vinyl roof. The car still has the original yellow paint under the top leading me to believe this was not a factory option, but a dealer option or aftermarket. The other pic is the only other car with the full vinyl roof I have found to date. That owner is also a member of this forum if I remember correctly.

 

The only metal trim added to the car is on the quarter panel. The trim is specifically made for this application and conforms to the body as it turns to meet the rear window trim. I'd love to find more info on what company produced these items and how many more full vinyl roofs were sold.

 

 

 

 

Interesting roof but not the same as mine. I remember very well back in the seventies and early eighties a lot of companies were installing vinyl roofs and sun roofs to cars of all kinds. I remember my Dad had a 1975 Torino and he had a half vinyl roof and a sun roof both put on by someone local. They were very popular back then.


 

Ok I spent some time today during our ice storm trying to locate a picture of the full vinyl roof on 71 - 73 mustang. I know that they had them in the 70's a guy I worked with had one I think a 71. It had a special badge on it and it was one of those regional packages. I believe in Texas. It looked like leather and the trim at the quarter also looked like leather. I for the life of me cannot remember what it was called. Anyone else remember it. I did find a couple of people that had cars but with different type top. One guy blasted his car an boom there were the holes for the quarter panel trim pieces. The attached has a picture of I think a 71 with full vinyl top. Also at the bottom there is a neat package that you could get on the hardtop for just a short time.

There was a web site that had all of the specials listed that he has found. I did not copy the location.

I sucks getting old cannot remember like I use to.

David

 

Hi David-

The attachment you provided is actually a pic of my car from a few years ago, before I bought it.

 

I've attached a couple pics, one shows the car after the previous owner stripped off the vinyl roof. The car still has the original yellow paint under the top leading me to believe this was not a factory option, but a dealer option or aftermarket. The other pic is the only other car with the full vinyl roof I have found to date. That owner is also a member of this forum if I remember correctly.

 

The only metal trim added to the car is on the quarter panel. The trim is specifically made for this application and conforms to the body as it turns to meet the rear window trim. I'd love to find more info on what company produced these items and how many more full vinyl roofs were sold.

 

 

 

 

Interesting roof but not the same as mine. I remember very well back in the seventies and early eighties a lot of companies were installing vinyl roofs and sun roofs to cars of all kinds. I remember my Dad had a 1975 Torino and he had a half vinyl roof and a sun roof both put on by someone local. They were very popular back then.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride :D Frank

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