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Today 10:01 AM
MARTINSR Funny convertible story. My mom always had one, though she never, ever, ever put the top down. That was for me and my dad when we went somewhere with it. Or me when I got my license, that suckers was down when I left the house. It was a '68 Impala when my dad bought it about '74, it had 13K original miles.

So one day I am out driving it, and it's about to rain, and I had to get home anyway being my mom needed the car to go somewhere. I pulled into the driveway as I put the top up then went into the house. My mom walked out a few minutes later as the rain started coming down. She hopped in the Impala and drove off. Next thing you know I am hearing a horn BLOWING in the driveway, HONK HONK HONK HONK I looked out to the living room window to see my mom sitting there in the Impala with the top down and rain falling on her! OMG I hadn't locked the header clamps and the top went down as she drove when the air got under the front of it!

I ran out there and it was raining hard! I said "You never put the top down and choose to do it now?" She didn't think it was funny. But she was an angel and allowed me to put the top up and she was on her way without any kind of big deal. I love you mom, and miss you.

Brian
Today 09:52 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
I've owned a couple of topless cars.

Drive down a tree-lined street and the flicker of sunlight/shade drives me nucking futz! They are noisy, they leak, the wind noise drives me around the bend and they rattle. (and those are just the good points!)

My son seems to have inherited this view - he now has a Miata as his "toy". He bought a hardtop for it and that hardtop has never been off since.
So funny how different we all are. Been around them all my life and love that top down feeling. I am being a little more conservative with my Gran Sport these days, after all the work I put installing the top I don't put it up and down as I once did. But with the old top, 25 years ago when I was driving it all the time, I am not kidding you, when I turned the windshield wipers off is when I put the top down.

Brian
Today 08:52 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, Now there is one typical drag racer and one guy who doesn't even like to eat on the patio!

John
Guilty!
Today 08:47 AM
matts37chev Helped my son steal the red top optima batt. out of my 38 for in his 240sx
We then had to fab up a batt hold down for the 240sx.
I couldn't believe he didn't have one, I told him he absolutely needed a hold down.
But the best part is, now I get a yellow top optima batt. for the 38.
Today 06:58 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
I've owned a couple of topless cars.

Drive down a tree-lined street and the flicker of sunlight/shade drives me nucking futz! They are noisy, they leak, the wind noise drives me around the bend and they rattle. (and those are just the good points!)

My son seems to have inherited this view - he now has a Miata as his "toy". He bought a hardtop for it and that hardtop has never been off since.
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
I personally don't care for convertibles, or for that matter hardtop cars. (not convertible hardtops) My preference has always been 2 door sedans, as I love the solid feel, sound, and lack of wind leaks, or noise that a hardtop has.




LOL, Now there is one typical drag racer and one guy who doesn't even like to eat on the patio!

John



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Yesterday 10:18 PM
1971BB427 I personally don't care for convertibles, or for that matter hardtop cars. (not convertible hardtops) My preference has always been 2 door sedans, as I love the solid feel, sound, and lack of wind leaks, or noise that a hardtop has.
Yesterday 09:59 PM
Dave57210 I've owned a couple of topless cars.

Drive down a tree-lined street and the flicker of sunlight/shade drives me nucking futz! They are noisy, they leak, the wind noise drives me around the bend and they rattle. (and those are just the good points!)

My son seems to have inherited this view - he now has a Miata as his "toy". He bought a hardtop for it and that hardtop has never been off since.
Yesterday 05:36 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
Sounds like a dream car. Now if only it was NOT a ragtop, I might have been interested (depending on price)
Kinda funny. The guy who bought it said he has a similar Camaro coupe project going, but always wanted a convertible. He's planning on turning his, and finishing this one!
Yesterday 03:07 PM
Dave57210
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Thanks! Yes, just interior and paint, plus a few minor details. It has a correct date code 1968 427 in it, with Super T10 four speed, and narrowed, tubbed 12 bolt, and 4 link. Plus CPP brake system, with drilled and slotted 4 wheel 12" rotors and disc brakes. QA1 coilovers all around.
Sounds like a dream car. Now if only it was NOT a ragtop, I might have been interested (depending on price)
Yesterday 11:28 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Yes. Coilovers are great, IF you have the right spring rate. Get them too stiff, and they might handle a little better, but your ride will suffer. This car is very low, but still has decent ride, and enough travel to not be harsh.
There's the key, the right spring rate. Mine sits low now and handles good. Just need to soften the rear some........
Yesterday 11:13 AM
1971BB427
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Ride well with those QA1s?
Yes. Coilovers are great, IF you have the right spring rate. Get them too stiff, and they might handle a little better, but your ride will suffer. This car is very low, but still has decent ride, and enough travel to not be harsh.
Yesterday 10:42 AM
Rodnit Ride well with those QA1s?
Yesterday 10:40 AM
1971BB427 Thanks! Yes, just interior and paint, plus a few minor details. It has a correct date code 1968 427 in it, with Super T10 four speed, and narrowed, tubbed 12 bolt, and 4 link. Plus CPP brake system, with drilled and slotted 4 wheel 12" rotors and disc brakes. QA1 coilovers all around.
Yesterday 09:00 AM
steeny I wouldn't mind having that 68. Stretch the sidepipes to where they belong and drive it. Cool car!
Yesterday 08:36 AM
Rodnit Me too! Dang, it looks so close to being finished too.... What I see looks really nice......
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