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Old 06-21-2004, 06:52 PM
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t roof or convertible help

I have a hard top 78 Camaro.....I would like to know if anyone does aftermarket t roof or convertible conversions and/or sells kits to do this yourself....I am located in Toronto, Canada...........thanks in advance

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Old 06-21-2004, 07:01 PM
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There used to be companies that used to do this with new Camaros etc, when the car companies wern't making convertibles. It is a major undertaking, not for an amateur......
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Old 06-22-2004, 07:10 AM
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Not only that but taking the top off of an original hardtop will weaken the structure of the car significantly.

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Old 06-22-2004, 12:13 PM
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True, but its not impossible to get around...



I drove this car for several months like this until I pulled the motor to swap in a 406...which ended up in my two door, now there is a 327 waiting on this particular one at the moment. My advice is to own a welder and know how to use it or have a friend who can.
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Good looking 55...............cutting the top off one of those is a liitle different than a Camaro. Much more solid frame under a 55.............
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:38 PM
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Maybe some kind of X bracing across the back of the back seats and a support piece run from a sub frame up to the 'top' of the b pillar? I know having the unibody is a bit tougher to work with than a frame, but my only concern would be an shimmies coming from the middle of the car forward. I don't recall what those cars look like under the dash and how that relates to the firewall and what not.
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