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I'm interested in chopping the entire roof off a car and leaving it an open top or building a Carson style top. However once the original roof is taken completely off, wouldn't the body and frame lose substantial structural rigidity? I was reading about convertibles, and I was surprised to know how much strength a roof provides, which must be compensated for with additional strength from X-members, etc.. As many of you know whenever cars are being chopped, a temporary internal frame is constructed to keep the body from distorting. When a Carson top is created, wouldn't some sort of additional framing be neccessary to maintain strength so that the body or frame wouldn't flex?
 
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