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Xer0GT
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Xer0GT Sep 17, 7:10pm - #45590 
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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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celicababe00 Sep 17, 7:24pm - #45591 

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to answer your post I have no idea!!!

I really just like the little dude in your sig!!!
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UFCELI Sep 17, 7:34pm - #45592 

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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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VSGTS14 Sep 17, 7:34pm - #45593 

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to do that, it would require heavy modification to the roof, which equals lots of $$

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swthrtracer Sep 17, 7:35pm - #45594 
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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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fastceli2001 Sep 17, 7:41pm - #45595 

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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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Celicatastrophe Sep 17, 9:15pm - #45596 
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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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DiabloGTS Sep 17, 9:21pm - #45597 

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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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XxMerlinxX Sep 17, 9:40pm - #45598 
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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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cooltoy2000 Sep 17, 10:54pm - #45599 

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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


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

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RacerX225 Sep 17, 10:57pm - #45600 
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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.


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Street Prototype Sep 17, 11:10pm - #45601 

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it definitley work as long as you have the money to do it thumbsup

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Barrett Sep 17, 11:16pm - #45602 
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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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