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    T-Top Roof Saves Man's Life! Look!!!

    T-Top Roof Saves Man's Life! Look!!!
    T-TOPS SAVE MAN’S LIFE IN DEVASTATING ACCIDENT

    T-Top Roof Shields Man’s Head & Body from Getting Crushed by Huge Semi Truck

    San Diego, CA – January 24, 2008
    A Florida man survived a deadly accident thanks to t-tops. The driver apparently panicked and hit the gas instead of the brakes. This in turn caused his Camaro to go airborne, fly over the center median only to then get crushed by a semi truck. The driver believes that the center “t-bar” support saved his life. Brian Barnett, President of www.T-TopsOnline.com agrees with the Florida driver, “T-Tops not only provide a convertible like feel to the ride, but have saved numerous lives on numerous past occasions in the process”.

    A t-top is a removable roof piece engineered to provide a safer, comparable alternative to the convertible roof. The t-tops mount on to a center bar which protects the passengers in the car against a roll over or from getting crushed by other vehicles. The convertible top fails to provide this option. This is why you might see roll bars added to convertible type vehicles.

    T-Tops were first introduced in the late 1960’s as an add-on option to the Corvette. The Chevy Camaro, the Pontiac Firebird, the Ford Mustang, the Corvette & the Monte Carlo were only a few of the many cars designed with t-tops. The last sports cars produced with t-tops were the fourth generation (1993-2002) Chevy Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird.

    Regardless of the obvious benefits of t-tops, the convertible roof sports car has remained more popular among today’s consumers. T-Tops, although a much safer alternative to the convertible, do have their disadvantages. When not latched down properly, t-tops can fly off of the vehicle at incredible speeds. This in turn can cause serious accidents possibly killing other drivers in the process. Barnett says, “I hear stories of t-tops flying off of cars every single day & I am not surprised to see their discontinuation”. Regardless of this disadvantage, t-tops save lives.

    T-TopsOnline.com is a web site that was established in 2002 to help consumers with replacing their lost, damaged, or stolen t-tops. Customers can also share their stories and relate with each other. The site offers professional service, competitive pricing and a knowledgeable staff with pages of actual customer testimonials.
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    If you would like to schedule an interview with Brian Barnett, please call 818/2190813 or email him at CustomerService@T-TopsOnline.com

    You can see several devastating photos by going here: http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/...024&offset=520
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    Quote Originally Posted by t-topsonline View Post
    TT-Top Roof Shields Manís Head & Body from Getting Crushed by Huge Semi Truck
    Wow...is all I can say! I'm glad mine is a T-Top car...LOL

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    Damn thats crazy. Glad it turned out the way it did

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    would it of been diffrent if he just had a hardtop?...

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    T-tops Save Man's Life In Devastating Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanandybob View Post
    would it of been diffrent if he just had a hardtop?...
    My educated guess would be that he would of gotten crushed.
    It was the center T-Bar that acted as his structural support, never the less
    he was VERY VERY lucky, he only had scrapes and I think some stitches in his eye.

    Did you guys see the pics at the bottom of the PR?

    Brian

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    hardtops have the same support t-bar, as far as i know so it hink it woulda been the same lol.
    sorry to ruin it if im right, but good story nonetheless and good thing hes alright

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    hardtops have the same support t-bar, as far as i know so it hink it woulda been the same lol.
    sorry to ruin it if im right, but good story nonetheless and good thing hes alright

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    hardtops have the same support t-bar, as far as i know so it hink it woulda been the same lol.
    sorry to ruin it if im right, but good story nonetheless and good thing hes alright

    I'm not 100% on this one either, maybe someone else can verify?

    Either way, the ttops also saved his life because the pressure was split between both pillars as opposed to just all on the center.

    Do regular camaros w/o T-Tops have a built on T-Bar???

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    Someone posted a picture of a hard-top with no headliner or anything. It pretty much looked just like t-tops except you had everything sealed up. You could clearly see the t-top support bar. Not sure where I saw it at....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterEvilAce View Post
    Someone posted a picture of a hard-top with no headliner or anything. It pretty much looked just like t-tops except you had everything sealed up. You could clearly see the t-top support bar. Not sure where I saw it at....
    I wouldn't be surprised, did you see the pictures?

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    BOOM. I remember what I looked up when I found it.

    Okay.. it's pretty much like the solid roof piece that you expect.. but where the T-top holder / latch part would go.. there are additional reinforced bars there. So basically TWO extra bars for support above the windows, and that's IT. The roof just keeps the rain and wind out *shrug*


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    I call bull shit. Are you gonna believe a dumb ass, that can't find his brake.

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    I guess there are people worse off in this world than 86IrocZ

    but yes if it was a hardtop it would have been no different. convertible... he would be dead!

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    I've had hardtop and t-top f-bods..

    the hardtops have the same "T" support running through the moddile of the roof as the t-top cars....


    lucky lucky lucky

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    sorry to ruin the story haah. still good thing hes alive due to having an fbody

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    sorry to ruin the story haah. still good thing hes alive due to having an fbody
    see 86irocz should be happy



    thirdgens save lives

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    T-tops Save Man's Life In Devastating Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Kup98ss View Post
    I call bull shit. Are you gonna believe a dumb ass, that can't find his brake.

    Whether or not he is bending the truth, God was with him that day because
    from the looks of those pictures, no one should of survived that accident!

    Here is a more detailed story found at :
    http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/so...my-t-tops.html

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    A T-Top car would be safer IMO because the glass could pop out/break, where as the hardtop's metal roof would bend down with the support and crush the driver/passenger.

    I think...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1Powerhouse View Post
    A T-Top car would be safer IMO because the glass could pop out/break, where as the hardtop's metal roof would bend down with the support and crush the driver/passenger.

    I think...?
    well whatever is pushing the hardtop down to crush u.... would crush thru the glass and go straight to ur head with ttops lol

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    yeah but when I wrecked my hardtop, I would've died if i had t-tops...

    windows shattered, so those tops would have also, my seatbelt malfunctioned, airbag malfunctioned.. my ass would have flown over that bridge

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