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Celica w/ targa top?!?! #45590 Sep 17, 11:10am Sep 17, 11:10am
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Celica w/ targa top?!?!
ok i don't even know how this came to my head, it popped outta nowhere one day. anyway, you think it's possible to give the celica a removable targa top? like the mkiv supra's and some of the new vettes. think anyone out there would know how to do it?


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Re: Celica w/ targa top?!?! [Re: Xer0GT] #45591 Sep 17, 11:24am Sep 17, 11:24am
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to answer your post I have no idea!!!

I really just like the little dude in your sig!!!

Re: Celica w/ targa top?!?! [Re: Xer0GT] #45592 Sep 17, 11:34am Sep 17, 11:34am
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I have pondered this idea many time myself. I believe it is very possible, you just have to have sufficient funds. As it goes with cars, money is a big issue.


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Re: Celica w/ targa top?!?! [Re: Xer0GT] #45593 Sep 17, 11:34am Sep 17, 11:34am
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to do that, it would require heavy modification to the roof, which equals lots of $$


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Re: Celica w/ targa top?!?! [Re: celicababe00] #45594 Sep 17, 11:35am Sep 17, 11:35am
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Originally Posted by celicababe00
to answer your post I have no idea!!!

I really just like the little dude in your sig!!!

rolleyes


You have to think about what it will do support wise. I saw an Eclipse that had a custom targa top, Ill try and find that article again. Maybe its usable for a celica.


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Re: Celica w/ targa top?!?! [Re: Xer0GT] #45595 Sep 17, 11:41am Sep 17, 11:41am
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booo! i dont like soft tops. but if you do it, make sure you put a HEFFTY roll cage in there.


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Re: Celica w/ targa top?!?! [Re: Xer0GT] #45596 Sep 17, 1:15pm Sep 17, 1:15pm
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With the right kinda money anything is possible. Hell put a supra engine in it while your at it. Its all about the mighty buck.


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Re: Celica w/ targa top?!?! [Re: Xer0GT] #45597 Sep 17, 1:21pm Sep 17, 1:21pm
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I don't think it would work...
they wouldn't really be targa tops, because the celica has a frameless window. The seal is made to the window by a rubber "flange" that is built into the roof.

You would have major leaks.


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Re: Celica w/ targa top?!?! [Re: Xer0GT] #45598 Sep 17, 1:40pm Sep 17, 1:40pm
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I've already looked into this actually. The bodyshop guy said that due to the way the car's structure is built, a targa/convertible/t-top is not possible. The car will cave in on itself. frown


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Originally Posted by XxMerlinxX

I've already looked into this actually. The bodyshop guy said that due to the way the car's structure is built, a targa/convertible/t-top is not possible. The car will cave in on itself. frown


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Originally Posted by swthrtracer
Originally Posted by celicababe00
to answer your post I have no idea!!!

I really just like the little dude in your sig!!!

rolleyes


You have to think about what it will do support wise. I saw an Eclipse that had a custom targa top, Ill try and find that article again. Maybe its usable for a celica.


Yup he posts on the DSMTalk.com forums...


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Re: Celica w/ targa top?!?! [Re: RacerX225] #45601 Sep 17, 3:10pm Sep 17, 3:10pm
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it definitley work as long as you have the money to do it thumbsup


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Re: Celica w/ targa top?!?! [Re: Xer0GT] #45602 Sep 17, 3:16pm Sep 17, 3:16pm
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You can do anything you want to to a car as long as you got $$$. You could even make it fly grin

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