Vinyl top removal rust

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Diegog

n00b
Jun 8, 2018
2
1
so I have an 81 Regal vinyl top and I pealed of the vinyl to make it a hard top and found a sh*t load of rust. Mostly where the windshield is and it looks like I can’t repair it. Is there any site or place where I can buy roof skin or any other gbody roof skin that’ll be compatible? I’m stuck in the mud with this roof now.
 
MrSony

MrSony

Comic Book Super Hero
Nov 15, 2014
4,686
113
Des Moines, Iowa
what? the factory tops are only half tops. Should be no rust near the windshield, because of the top. Only roof skins i see are the rears for a t top car. might have to find a parts car.
 
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Diegog

n00b
Jun 8, 2018
2
1
Yup. My car has a full roof vinyl.. I was thinking of finding a donor to take roof off but can’t find one donor near my location. Neither junkyards have the Regals. I’ll be hitting a junkyard this weekend that’s about 2 hours from me to see if they have any
 
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GeezBod

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 21, 2018
8
3
did you find something nice in the junkyard?
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

Geezer
Aug 8, 2011
6,327
113
Michigan
I have seen only one full vinyl top Gbody in person and I could already see spots that were rising from the rust underneath.
I can only imagine how bad it really looked under there, now a days I avoid vinyl top Gbody's like the plague.
 
olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Comic Book Super Hero
Oct 14, 2008
4,558
113
Melville,Saskatchewan
Wow, the worst possible scenario. A few of us have found ugly under them. Check out Donovan's Project Olds Cool for the proper way to fix bad rust under a vinyl top. I also would never buy another vinyl top car.
 

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