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lowering the top while moving

This is a discussion on lowering the top while moving within the Convertible forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Haven't been on the forum in a while and it looks like things have changed, at least my post count ...

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    lowering the top while moving

    Haven't been on the forum in a while and it looks like things have changed, at least my post count was erased. Anyway, a long time ago there was a discussion about putting the top down while traveling, and some guy said he regularly puts his top down at 60kmh. Supposedly there was a video and that video was going to be posted to prove it. Does anyone recall if this video was ever posted? I would still like to see this for myself.

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    Not sure on the answer, but what's the point? I'd rather pull over and put the top down (or up) and lose a second or two of getting down the road. I do know I was able to put the top up while still moving the other day cuz I was getting rained on and started the top up while doing about 10mph untile it was over the car and I then stopped to snug it down. Other than that, I wouldn't push it...

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    I thought you had to have it in park to put it down, true? I'm sure you could bypass it, but why would you?

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    The Mustang is the one that requires you to put it in park before raising the roof. Not the Camaro or Firebird.

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    putting the top down while traveling, and some guy said he regularly puts his top down at 60kmh
    Nothing about that sounds like a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1Z28
    The Mustang is the one that requires you to put it in park before raising the roof. Not the Camaro or Firebird.
    Never knew that. Mustang wins the brains battle on this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99SS'Vert
    Nothing about that sounds like a good idea.
    Ditto. Sounds pretty damn stupid to me.

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    I remember that on ls1tech also but never saw the video either. Crazy if you ask me. Sounds like someone was just a lil too much lol. Well if you find it let me know, I'd like to see it for shits and giggles.

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    FAST DROPTOP, i dont recall ever seing you on here, HI!

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    i remember that conversation... Bill was supposed to film my car doing it.
    I open.close the top at highway speeds... just pull to the right lane and make sure i'm a bit under 100km/h... There has never been a video, but after 6 years, the top is still great with open/close at pretty much any speeds.
    If anyone has followed me on the highway and it stopped/started raingin, chances are you've seen me open/close it at those speeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss
    FAST DROPTOP, i dont recall ever seing you on here, HI!
    Hey what's going on man? I was a member way back when, think I joined in 2000. My sn was fastmatt98 before the changeover. Well have a great day.

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    Haha, a few years back there was someone in front of me on the highway trying to put his top back on because it started raining, the wind tore that mofo off!

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    i bet, did it land on your wind shield

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    wasn't directly in front of me, and i wasn't driving my fam was on vacation.

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