Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Naww, can't pull it back and replace it. There should be adhesive between the vinyl and the roof from my experience. If it is older, it is probably brittle to boot. I can't see it, but if it really was original, it would be earth-shattering and you owe it to mankind to let us in on the secret! What protectant? I need to get me some of that! Some non-original tops have a batting-like material underneath, further complicating a hoped-for pull-back.
I have little bumps and splits in mine. I know I have rust percolating. I also know that I can buy a new roof for a few hundred bucks. I like my top, it is how the car came originally and makes it period-correct. Good luck with yours, whatever way you go.
Build Date: July 18, 1966