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What Mod material was available on which MoPars?
Barracuda Yellow/Black Mod Top material
1969 and 1970 Barracuda
(yellow/green/black floral)
Fender Tag: Top = V1P
Seats = F6J or F6P
Satellite Blue/Green Mod Top material
1969 Satellite
(and 1970 Barra/Cuda??)

(blue/green floral)
Fender Tag: Top = V1Q
Seats = F2Q
Dart/Coronet Mod Top material
1969 Dart/Coronet/SuperBee
(green/gold/lite-blue floral)
Fender Tag: V1H
(Seats were standard
colors, not floral)

(Note: Dodges were not actually
called "Mod Tops," they were "Floral Tops")

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 Mod Top Info

According to the April/May 1994 issue of MoPar Muscle magazine,
here's the Mod Top breakdown:

1969 Model Year VIN Model Mod Tops Produced
RH23 Satellite 1,637
BH23 Barracuda 937
LL23 Swinger hardtop 48
LM23 Swinger 340 50
LH23 Dart Custom 25
LP23 Dart GT hardtop 14
LS23 Dart GTS hardtop 16
WM21 Super Bee coupe 8
WM23 Super Bee hardtop 18
WH23 Coronet 440 hardtop 39
1970 model year BH23 Barracuda Blue 26
BS23 'Cuda Blue 17
BH23 Barracuda Yellow 26
BS23 'Cuda Yellow <15
Total: ~ 2876




[:)] In July 2007, Gerry Mayr, talked with his father Otto concerning Otto's role in designing the Mod material. Gerry gave me permission to share a summary of that conversation:
"I spoke to my father (he's 90 yrs old now) [recently] and showed him the photos from the [Mod Top Registry] website. He told me that his company only produced the "yellow-black" flower style for Plymouth. The other colors and styles were produced by another company. He said that if his company had produced the other styles he would have been directly involved with the design and production process. He worked for Stauffer until they closed their Plastics Division (it had then been previously relocated to Andersen, So. Carolina) back in May of 1981. Stauffer originally purchased the Plastics Division from the Toscany Company which was a privately owned company headquartered in New York City. Their specialty products were shower-curtains and vinyl table cloths. It was sold to Stauffer in the late 1960's when the owner retired. Stauffer's core business was in agri-business making fertilizer additives for the agricultural industry. In addition to the flower power design, my father also designed the "wood-grain" panels that were used by GM (Chevy, Pontiac, Buick & Olds, Cadillac Seville & Eldorado) station-wagons back in the mid to late 1970's. The auto industry wanted to get away from using actual wood due to its quick deterioration from the sun. My father assisted in the development of the production and design process that protected the "vinyl" wood grain from fading and streaking. If you ever see any of these wagons around today they still hold up very well and still have a glossy finish after over thirty years. It made him very proud because FORD's product was fading and streaking after a few years and also they were not interested in doing business with his company. He one time spent two years working with FORD on a wood-grain panel that was ultimately in the end rejected personally by, Lee Iacocca, because he "didn't like it." The ironic part is that the rejected pattern was eventually bought by NISSAN and FORD paid for all the product development. As a side note, the flower and wood-grain patterns are repetitive patterns. Meaning that if you look closely at the patterns, they repeat every three to four feet in length. To test this, just pick out one of the flowers and go along in a straight line to see where you see that exact same flower again! "

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Flower Power!. Remember that? Chrysler jumped on the psychedelic bandwagon of the times by offering a floral pattern for vinyl roofs (Mod Top), seat inserts and door panels on certain Plymouths and Dodges in 1969 and 1970.

One could order a Mod-appointed car in four possible configurations:
  • Mod-Top with floral interior (most common)
  • Mod-Top without floral interior (All of the Darts, SuperBees and Coronets came this way, and they were not actually called "Mod Tops", they were "Floral Tops")
  • Regular vinyl roof with floral interior (quite rare - my '69 Barracuda was ordered that way from the factory)
  • We've also been informed that one could get a convertible Barracuda, with a solid color top, and the floral interior. (don't know of any that exist)
Also, in addition to the floral top and/or floral interior, there were "ModTop" decals or badging. On the Barracuda, there are ModTop decals in both rear passenger's side windows: (Note: I don't know of anyone currently reproducing Mod Top window decals).

Lettering instructions for 1970 Barracuda Mod Top

On the Satellite (see below), there are no decals in the windows,
but there is a small silver badge attached to the C-pillar, both sides:
(Note: I do not know of anyone reproducing the Satellite Mod Top badges)





I'm not sure about ModTop decals or badging on the Darts and SuperBees, but here is a picture of a ModTop SuperBee C-pillar with a non-ModTop badge from Andy440's website:



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