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This is a discussion on convertible conversion within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; you know ive seen auto - m6 conversions and hardtop - t-top conversions but ive never seen a t-top -convertible ...

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    you know ive seen auto - m6 conversions and hardtop - t-top conversions but ive never seen a t-top -convertible conversion done, now i know that somewhere someone has done it and im curriouse about it. If anyone knows somewhere i can find info on this please post it. Im looking for a 98-02 firebird conversion but im sure it would be the same for a camaro... might be fun reading
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    T-top to ACTUAL convertible... Or T- Top to targa?

    Vette hard tops arent too hard to convert (in the world of doing something of this magnitude), but i cant even imagine a camaro....

    I think you have lost your mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    I think you have lost your mind...

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    yup...

    i've seen pics of a camry converted ... umm ... lol ... why? you need a lot more bracing/different rear bulkhead/etc. to pull off what you're thinking. can be done but def. not a small job like a t-top conversion.

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    ohh with out a doubt it would not be an easy job but i think it would be great reading if thier was some sort of how to article with pics.... im so intrested in finding a link to one that im up all hrs now looking for one with no luck

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    I dont even know if it can be done... the trunk hinges completely different... Im not sure what kind of structural things were done... the area behind the back seat is completely different...

    Short of getting a donor and cutting it up and moving all the parts into a t-top... but then i question y not just fix up the already drop top...

    Give it up... If you want to read something interesting go to http://www.luckypuppyoddfacts.com/

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    They already make Camaro and Firebird convertibles so why not just go buy one??

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    dudes, I wouldn't knock down a guy who wants to try something new. Just give him enough info so he realizes what sort of undertaking it really is.

    That said, GM never made a 3rd gen 'vert, they were all converted coupes, so ya it can be done but is it worth all the trouble and expense doing it?

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    I'm going to assume you meant 2nd gens and not 3rd gens....

    What you said...


    What i think you mean


    2nd gens had TRUNKS.....

    It was just a matter of cutting off the top and making a canvas top for it... Not near the work that converting a 4th gen would be...

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    No I actually did mean the 3rd gen. GM didn't design and build a 'vert inhouse, they were all coachbuilder conversions that GM commisioned ASC to build ... http://www.3rdgenformula.com/all%20y...rior_to_91.htm ... Has info about that all the way at the bottom just in case you didn't want to read it all.

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    ok so i guess thiers nothing on the web about someone converting it a vert. ok so the targatop idea ... anyone know if thats been done at all for a 4th gen

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    quite a few times...

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/494782


    When you search watch out because they also call this a targa...



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    yea thats cool as hell but is thier any sites that show a write up on how this was done

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    with tim effort and tools anything can be done......try dumbing your search down by doing a search for "how do I cut the roof off my car" or something like that

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    there are alot of places that tell you how to convert to a T-top from a hard top... I would start with those...

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