One of the attractive features of the 1968-1982 C3 Corvette coupes are their removable roof panels or “T-Tops”. With the newest of these Corvettes now 25 years old, no doubt there is a large group of folks out there wanting to repair or restore the trim which surrounds each t-top.
If you’re a T-top restorer-to-be, you may have been in a quandary as to where to find all the various moldings and attachment hardware required to complete the job. In reading this post, you will found a solution.
Up until recently, there was a problem with C3 Corvette T- Top Trim in that when the t-top panels were painted, it was impossible to remove the trim prior to painting because doing so destroys the trim parts and Chevrolet doesn’t service trim on Corvettes that old and there were no reproductions.
That changed with the introduction of Zip Corvettes’ line of reproduction, C3 T-Top trim moldings. Those refinishing their tops can now remove the old trim, properly repaint the panels, then install new, correct reproductions of the O.E. trim using new fasteners.
Our wide selection of t-top stainless steel trim moldings, rubber trim and installation hardware is just what you need if you’re going to recondition all your t-top trim. All of our reproduction t-top trim parts are made exactly as original, either polished stainless steel for 1968-1978 Corvettes or stainless steel and then painted black for 1979-1982 Corvettes. Each piece is made from original General Motors drawings and is made of the same type of materials used by GM when the 1968-1982 Corvettes were in production.
Our selection of t-top trim items includes parts to service all the various t-top trim systems used during the 14, C3 model years, including front trim moldings, corner trim moldings and side trim moldings. In addition, for 1978-1982 Corvettes with factory-installed glass tops, we have an outer rubber molding kit which includes the correct molded rubber trim for the stock glass t-top panels and the special adhesive necessary to install it.
Finally, for all C3 Corvettes, except those with O.E. glass tops, we have a 1968-1982 Corvette T-Top Molding Rivet Kit which gives you all 10 of the fasteners needed to install trim on one top. Two kits are required to do the tops on one Corvette.
- Corvette T-Top Stainless Front Trim Molding for 1968-1978
- Corvette T-Top Stainless Molding for 1968-1977 Early Production Models
- Corvette T-Top Stainless Corner Trim Molding for 1968-1977
- Corvette T-Top Stainless Molding for 1977 Late Production Models
- Corvette T-Top Corner Trim Molding for 1978
- Corvette T-Top Stainless Molding for 1978
- Corvette T-Top Corner Trim Molding for 1979-1982
- Corvette T-Top Front Trim Molding for 1979-1982
- Corvette T-Top Molding for 1979-1982