Vinyl top

genestang

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I have a question in regards to the 1979 Pontiac Grand Prix vinyl top. What color top do I have or better yet what did GM call it for Pontiac? To myself looks tan but I have been diagnosed at a earlier age as color blind. Can anyone help with this answer? 14F492E6-DBF2-4CC1-B9F3-DBD663FD3B7D.jpeg
 

69hurstolds

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It should be on your body tag. As a code number. Take a photo of your body tag under the driver side windshield wiper on the cowl and we can decode it for you if you like. Ex-wife had a 1980 GP that same color, her car's top was white.
 
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genestang

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I know the body color is 44 will check that body tag this eve. Which code sequence should I be looking for
It should be on your body tag. As a code number. Take a photo of your body tag under the driver side windshield wiper on the cowl and we can decode it for you if you like. Ex-wife had a 1980 GP that same color, her car's top was white.
I figured it out and thanks so much for the quick guidance
 

genestang

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Look for 11 for the upper trim color. I have 11T listed as the color code for a white vinyl roof.
This is what is strange to me my body tag doesn’t look like any body by Fisher tag I have ever seen I see 44L and on the other end 44E not sure if I am looking at correct location or not but has to be correct tag because paint code is there but mine looks like it was stamped
 

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pagrunt

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This is what is strange to me my body tag doesn’t look like any body by Fisher tag I have ever seen I see 44L and on the other end 44E not sure if I am looking at correct location or not but has to be correct tag because paint code is there but mine looks like it was stamped
That might be a GMAD tag instead of a Fisher Body tag. Now after looking at the codes I was wrong on the color as it looks whit in the pic on my lap top. Seeing the 40T tells me your roof color is Pastel Green. Guessing from over 40 years of sun bleached the color a bit.
 

genestang

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That might be a GMAD tag instead of a Fisher Body tag. Now after looking at the codes I was wrong on the color as it looks whit in the pic on my lap top. Seeing the 40T tells me your roof color is Pastel Green. Guessing from over 40 years of sun bleached the color a bit.
So educate me here confused my top is tan looking so how could it be green unless it’s referring to under the vinyl
 

pagrunt

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So educate me here confused my top is tan looking so how could it be green unless it’s referring to under the vinyl

The top matches the body guard for dings and dents and it’s tan as well
It's that with certain pigments that have a excessive amount of UV the colors fad & get sun bleached that will cause such effects. It will actually be more of a yellow shade (most likely one of the heavier used tint to make that color) that will make it look tan. 42 years of sun isn't kind to vinyl. As for the original shade of green your roof & trim was, it's a very light shade of green. If you would expose a section that ha been covered since your car was built you would find the original shade of green it was.
 
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