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Sep 17, 12:10pm - #45590 
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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Sep 17, 12:24pm - #45591 
to answer your post I have no idea!!!

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

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Sep 17, 12:34pm - #45592 
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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Sep 17, 12:34pm - #45593 
to do that, it would require heavy modification to the roof, which equals lots of $$


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Sep 17, 12:35pm - #45594 
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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Sep 17, 12:41pm - #45595 
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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Sep 17, 2:15pm - #45596 
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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Sep 17, 2:21pm - #45597 
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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Sep 17, 2:40pm - #45598 
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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Sep 17, 3:54pm - #45599 
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


I know this is old, but I guess you haven't seen them. grin

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Sep 17, 3:57pm - #45600 
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.


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Sep 17, 4:10pm - #45601 
it definitley work as long as you have the money to do it thumbsup


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Sep 17, 4:16pm - #45602 
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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