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    Hardtop to T-Top conversion

    How much would it cost?

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    I've done it, I have pics from the install. It was actually rather easy given my somewhat extensive mechanical history. If you want some tips and think you're up for it let me know I'll scan what I have and send them to you. Heck, if you're close enough we can work something out, it only takes about 4 hours.

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    I guess I could answer the initial question also, when I did mine all the parts cost me about $400 from a totalled 01 V6. 4 hour install, no leaks whatsoever and it looked so good no one could tell they weren't factory. If you do it or have it done, please be kind enough to the car to install subframe connectors, I never installed them on my '97 Z (the car I t-topped) when I had it and I never had any problems but I in no way recommend being cheap like I was and skimping on subframes.

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    I'm going to do it as well. To do the conv. it usually costs about $400 total. I've heard some people do it for less. I'm going to try to do mine before summer. Since it gets so god alful hot here.


    Heres some links to help you out.

    http://www.dw-zone.com/t-tops/t-top.asp
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/514505/4
    http://members.fortunecity.com/gripe...onversion.html
    http://www.ls2.com/forums/showthread...threadid=82405

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    I have everything to do the conversion- tops, brackets, moonbar,headliner etc...If anyone is interested...

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    Check this post out a guy from another board im a memeber on did the conversion this might help some http://www.projectcamaro.net/forum/s...ighlight=t-top

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    hi iI'm thinking about converting my Camaro to t-tops. and i just read a comment of yours that says you have done this. Could you send me pictures of t-top conversion. i have an i idea how to do it, but i need a guide. if you could do this for me it would be Great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1991CamaroZ28 View Post
    hi iI'm thinking about converting my Camaro to t-tops. and i just read a comment of yours that says you have done this. Could you send me pictures of t-top conversion. i have an i idea how to do it, but i need a guide. if you could do this for me it would be Great.
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    WOW! You do realize the original post was from 4 years ago don't you?

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    there is a newer one on here from about 3 months ago.

    looks like his first post, no biggie.

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    yeah i was also looking and noticed OP has a mustang.. how was i the first to point this out??

    to 1991camaroz28 you have a 3rd gen, the other guy has more than likely done only 4th gens, not sure if its the same/can be done as easily
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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    yeah i was also looking and noticed OP has a mustang.. how was i the first to point this out??

    to 1991camaroz28 you have a 3rd gen, the other guy has more than likely done only 4th gens, not sure if its the same/can be done as easily
    it's been a few years maybe he bought another car. lets keep this on topic.
    remember no trolling.

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    I know this is an old thread but I recently found this excellent write-up and since this thread is bumped I'll post it anyway.

    PS- I know it's on tech, but it's worth looking at

    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/appear...s-topless.html

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    Frankthe Tank has done it too....took him a day, and about $500

    I was wanting to do this to mine but never got the balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1991CamaroZ28 View Post
    hi iI'm thinking about converting my Camaro to t-tops. and i just read a comment of yours that says you have done this. Could you send me pictures of t-top conversion. i have an i idea how to do it, but i need a guide. if you could do this for me it would be Great.
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    Do your self a favor and buy a T-top car.Hardtop cars are a completely different roof.They in no way are anything like a Fourth Gen car.Its going to require lot more effort and there are plenty of people who want a hardtop car for racing/performance.Besides they tend to leak,and that is speaking from experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by langss View Post
    Do your self a favor and buy a T-top car.Hardtop cars are a completely different roof.They in no way are anything like a Fourth Gen car.Its going to require lot more effort and there are plenty of people who want a hardtop car for racing/performance.Besides they tend to leak,and that is speaking from experience.
    what experience?

    all 4th gens start as t-tops. the frame is the same, then the tack weld in the hard top pieces, which we just have to cut out, then add the trim pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by langss View Post
    Do your self a favor and buy a T-top car.Hardtop cars are a completely different roof.They in no way are anything like a Fourth Gen car.Its going to require lot more effort and there are plenty of people who want a hardtop car for racing/performance.Besides they tend to leak,and that is speaking from experience.
    unless youre referring to his 91

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