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Old 03-30-2005, 03:24 PM
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can your turn a camaro into a "t" top?

If you have a camaro that isn't a "t" top is it possible to make it one?

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In short it's not worth the money. There is a lot of bracing down under the car and a lot of work to do up top. The Camaro's flex alot already and I have seen T-top cars with lots oh HP that the tops did not fit anymore because the body was bent so if you just hack away you will bend your can in 2.
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I've made custom steel t-tops for 5 cars...4 Ghias and 1 '63 Riviera, using the existing roof. A ton of work. Here is an album with a few pictures:

http://allshops.org/cgi-bin/communit...=9990093218361

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anybody know any body shops in the maryland delaware area that could assit me?
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Don't do it, You'll thank yourself later, they're not as cool as they seem. Keep the structural integrity of your vehicle. Put your car on a post lift, or jack it up in the corner, then try to open up the door, but do it slowly, you'll see why. Look at the body gaps change as you get it up in the air.
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from personal experience...i.e..in like two hours the t-top roof will be getting cut of my 1987 Monte SS and a solid roof is going in its place. They are more bad than good and the ****ers will never stop leaking. Mine are rotted so bad i need a whole new roof. if you want i can post some pics of how bad it is.
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If you want one of those leakers that badly, you are better off finding a body with the "T" top option. Cheaper too.................
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What year is your camaro? Iv'e worked on a lot of second Gen. camaros with and without t-tops.Other than the roof panel they are the same. NO extra bracing anywhere. If i were planning something like this i would find a camaro with the t-tops and just clip the whole roof.Cut it though the windshield pillars and rear sail area.I bought a 77 Pont gp brand new with t-tops.It leaked a little but not to bad but i sold it before it got to old.Drive it over a rail road track you thought for sure the t-tops where going to fly out.
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It could probably be done but I wouldn't go to the time or trouble. T tops were one of the worst ideas to ever come out of Detroit, IMO. Leaky and a total pain to deal with. If you really want to do something to the top why not a sunroof instead? Much easier to just reach up and close a sunroof than it is to lug T tops out of the trunk.
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I´ve had three cars with sunroofs, one factory and two fitted later, none were any good. The rubber dries up and water gets in, on the factory, tilt and slide roof the drain tubes blocked up and that let water in.
Never buy a car with a hole in the roof.
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A poorly executed t-top may be a piece-o-crap, but I've never had a leak in any of mine. And I prefer a good t-top to a convertible any day. Adding some structural rigidity is not that big a deal after you have spent 300-400 hours on the roof....yikes!

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