Z21 Style Trim Cars roof drip moulding?

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by nasblu, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. nasblu

    nasblu Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    Is the side roof drip moulding around side glass on Z21 style trim cars the same on vinyl top cars and non vinyl top cars?
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016
  2. l16pilot

    l16pilot Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2004
    Hurlock, MD, USA
    On the 70-73 at least, there were two different drip rail moldings depending upon whether the car had a vinyl top or not. The molding for the vinyl top cars was slightly wider.
  3. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

    Aug 5, 1999
    hopewell jct ny
    73 was plastic
  4. l16pilot

    l16pilot Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2004
    Hurlock, MD, USA
    I thought that was a 74 or 75 thing..thanks for the correction.
  5. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Apr 14, 1999
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    I don't know the exact years, but early years (70-72?) had stainless steel. Then, mid 70s had plastic, and the later second gens had aluminum gutters. They should all be interchangeable except that different ones fit cars with vinyl tops.
  6. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    I went out to the shop and checked my 73 R/S LT Vinyl Top Camaro.
    Looks like a satin aluminum, but I could easily bend outward the rear most edge and indeed appears to be PLASTIC !!

    Speaking of VINYL TOPS, how many of you, knew the material used was more "Shiny/Glossy" starting in 1972 !!!!!!!!!
  7. BillyDean7173

    BillyDean7173 Veteran Member

    May 21, 2014
    Hutto, TX
    That figures. Looks like another thing I'll be doing to my 73 that's not technically correct since I'll be using the stainless steel trim. I can't bring myself to use the plastic ones.

    Just like the Z28 decal on the rear spoiler. Can't do that either. I'll be using an NOS emblem the way GM should have done it on the 73s. It's not like there was a shortage of emblems. Cheap bastards.
  8. Peter Wilson

    Peter Wilson Veteran Member

    my 71 Z28 w/vinyl roof had plastic mouldings on it . Ive commented on this before when ive seen the plastic vs metal subject on here . my car is a very low mileage ex- racecar . it was taken off the road in 1972 after having been driven for the summer of 71 only . it was original paint when I bought it 9 years ago . Ive since repainted it and installed new vinyl on the roof . its taken me 9 years to find the original moldings which I just found this summer . my moldings were cracked on the A-piller where there was a factory seam in the vinyl . the same on both sides .
  9. 1971zed

    1971zed Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Retired in Ottawa Canada
    My 1973 Type LT with vinyl roof had plastic mouldings.
    I bought the car new and the first summer I cracked one.
  10. Zstar

    Zstar Veteran Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Ocala, Florida
    My 73 has the emblem on the short spoiler.

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