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Targa Top?!...WTF? #222639 Jul 13, 6:31am Jul 13, 6:31am
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Targa Top?!...WTF?
a friend of mine has a white celi (2000 Gt), and was wondering if chopping the roof to make a targa-topped celi (like the supra) would look alright...she's already got an estimate on the labor, and its like $2,300...I tell her no, and the wind would beat the hell out of her...what do you guys think...anyone care to photochop?? spineyes spineyes rolleyes

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: AZZKIKR] #222640 Jul 13, 6:33am Jul 13, 6:33am
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hehe smile I already requested a chop for that.. I love targa roof's but I heard the Celica frame isn't firm enough to withstand it or something.. I'd love to have a new gen celica with targa roof smile hehe

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: SaddY] #222641 Jul 13, 6:54am Jul 13, 6:54am
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nice idea tho saddy might me right with the frame. how about a celi with T tops? that would be a more secure way than targa top. grin

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: MiDNiGhT_bLuE] #222642 Jul 13, 6:56am Jul 13, 6:56am
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I'm still wondering what it might look like...and yeah, t- tops would probably be more secure

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: AZZKIKR] #222643 Jul 13, 6:59am Jul 13, 6:59am
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Any shop that does that is retarded.

It will destroy the structural integrity of the safety cage in the car.


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Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: DiabloGTS] #222644 Jul 13, 7:11am Jul 13, 7:11am
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Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: beans] #222645 Jul 13, 8:03am Jul 13, 8:03am
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the structural integrity of the celica would be diminished... as is our cars are already horrible un-safe and are considered instantaneous death traps in head on collisions... eek anyways, a T-top would be more secure, i think that'd look so fucking wierd... celica t-top?! anyways I'd just put a moonroof on if she just wants to be able to feel the breeze, it's so much easier thumbsup

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: hkysk8r86] #222646 Jul 13, 8:45am Jul 13, 8:45am
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Yeah, any shop that does that will make her sign so much stuff. You could do it for a show car, but in an accident that stuffs DEAD.

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anyways, a T-top would be more secure.


Actually, a t-top and a targa top would each be just as unsecure- it's not like there will be any structural bracing in the center divider. Furthermore, a ttop would just cause MORE flex points in the frame, so a targa might even be safer.

I think on a targa tho, you run the risk of the back roof sagging down.

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: shidarin] #222647 Jul 13, 8:50am Jul 13, 8:50am
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Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: sickcelica696] #222648 Jul 13, 8:51am Jul 13, 8:51am
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Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: RicePowered] #222649 Jul 15, 6:59am Jul 15, 6:59am
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Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: sickcelica696] #222650 Jul 15, 7:08am Jul 15, 7:08am
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weld in a roll bar and you could do it.

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: spaztikid] #222652 Jul 15, 7:14am Jul 15, 7:14am
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Its still not smart to do, but the way I see your kinda screwed and your precious car is f'ed if you roll or crash anyways, so you mise well spend your 5g's and chop it!

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: sickcelica696] #222653 Jul 15, 8:08am Jul 15, 8:08am
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looks weird tongue not to mention decrease in saftey factor


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Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: Erick] #222654 Jul 15, 8:21am Jul 15, 8:21am
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I'm positive it will look awesome but it's way to freakin unsafe.. so no way hos smile

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: Erick] #222655 Jul 15, 8:23am Jul 15, 8:23am
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yeah...I'm pretty sure she'll spend it elsewhere, I'm trying to convince her to spend it on a bodykit. She wants the Varis Arising body kit >>>> arising body kit pic ...her problem is that she's got daddy's money and too much of it at that. their garage is this:a 2000 celica GT- 5-speed, a 2002 or 2003 corvette 50th anniversary convertible (not sure of the year, but I know its a newer bodied anniversary edition), 2X mitsubishi 3000GT Hardtop Spyder's(that's rigt, not one, but two!!!), a 2001 s10 extreme pickup, with full airbag suspension and 22's, a 1996 red Supra TT COUPE 6-speed,a 1999 pontiac grand am GTP supercharged, and a 2004 chevy silverado diesel tuned to 480 hp (and what's worse is they had an SRT-10, and traded it in for the silverado)...like I said TOO MUCH FUCKING MONEY!!!!!!!

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: AZZKIKR] #222656 Jul 15, 8:26am Jul 15, 8:26am
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LOL starting to look like my dad's garage smile Porshe 911 Turbo smile Ferari Modena, Ferari Marinello, Audi TT Roadster and my mum is driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee for hobbies (horses) and a Mercedes CLK for working days.. still have to pay for my own car tough and I think it's an excelent way of learning me the value of money smile

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: SaddY] #222657 Jul 15, 9:49am Jul 15, 9:49am
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Wow.. I wish I had those cars...

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but the way I see your kinda screwed and your precious car is f'ed if you roll or crash anyways, so you mise well spend your 5g's and chop it!


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thats just stupid. There's a difference between being injured in a roll, and dead because you choped your frame in half and the roof caved in on you.

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: shidarin] #222658 Jul 15, 10:34am Jul 15, 10:34am
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with a rill cage it would be fine but then you ahve the added weight of a cage.

also soemoen said the celicas where extremely dangerous in accidents show me some proof.


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Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: shidarin] #222659 Jul 15, 10:37am Jul 15, 10:37am
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yea..but either way your car is messed up,id rather die looking good then walk away alive to see my car wrecked cool

Re: Targa Top?!...WTF? [Re: sickcelica696] #222660 Jul 15, 4:52pm Jul 15, 4:52pm
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Yeah not a good idea. I thougth about it at one time, and even got an estimate, but it would be over 10k just to make the frame strong enough to support the rest of the body.

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