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Template needed for vinyl top trim

I have a 65 2 door hard top and would like to install a vinyl top.I have the trim but I'm not sure where it goes exactly and since you need to drill some holes for the clips I am wanting to be sure and only drill once.If someone has a vinyl top car and would trace a template I am more than willing to make it worth their while.
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As a 40-year GTO guy, and past owner of vinyl top cars, please reconsider. All vinyl top cars trap moisture which causes the top to rust over time. Every old GTO that I had that had factory vinyl required roof repair, sometimes extensive. If the car came without a vinyl top, adding one is a downgrade, IMO. While I like the look of a vinyl top on some cars, the '64-'67 GTO's look much cleaner without one.
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I certainly appreciate your reply and I have no doubt that the concerns of a vinyl top attracting moister and promoting rust is very true.This might be the last car that I do and a vinyl top just looks good in my humble opinion.My car needed everything when I got it five years ago and since it wasn't more than a base model low option unit,I feel that the value has increased considerably since bringing it back to life after sitting since 1978.I am going with the stock color so as not to take away from how it looked in 1965 and would appreciate knowing where to drill the holes for the trim clips before it gets sprayed.
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I hear you. The last vinyl top '65 I owned got sold in 1992 to a friend and painted in 2005. At that time, the roof was rebuilt ( extensive rust repaired) the holes for the trim welded shut, and the car was finished with no vinyl top. The owner sold the trim for cheap ($400 or so IIRC) and has never looked back. Hopefully someone with a vinyl top '64 or '65 can chime in. '64's use the same trim as it is the same roof.
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