Today I posted on a few Monte pages on Facebook asking where I could find a complete set of vinyl trim. I have a '72 that is a non-vinyl roof car and I saw that a guy on one of those pages added a vinyl roof to his non-vinyl roof car with some sort of aftermarket studs that mount to the roof, rather than the welded studs that come on a factory vinyl roof car. A few guys told me Year One, a few guys told me OPGI, (which neither carry the complete set of trim). I was also recommended to a few guys, (Leo, Hector) who most likely have a set to sell.
I used to have a Astro blue 70 with a full vinyl roof, I now have a Fathom blue 72 and would like the same full vinyl vinyl roof that the 70's have. That halo style the 72's have is not too appealing. In my opinion, these first generation Monte's were made to have a vinyl roof. They just look better to me with them.
My question then is, can this really be done? Do those aftermarket studs really exist? Where can I find them? Am I crazy for wanting to add a vinyl roof to my car?
My Monte is garage kept and I try to only wash it twice a year. I'm not too concerned about water getting under the roof and causing rot. I've heard all the horror stories about roofs rotting off of vinyl roof cars, but those were daily driven for 30 years, so it's not a real fear for me.
What do you guys think?