Hey thanks!"Again, there is no point in inventing a solution to a problem someone has solved with more resources." - Kip
The design/engineering you've applied to that top is way ABOVE first rate. :thumbsup:thumbsup
Same here. I prefer to keep the roof intact and at least physicologically I'd feel the car is stiffer. If the top portion of the doors can be cut-off and made into a removable mini t-top type panels that snap into the existing roof openings, we'd get a Smoky and the Bandit t-top while making ingress and egress easier, I'd be all over this mod. I still have fond memories of my '79 Z28 (not quite Burt's Trans Am) w/ t-tops. :bananaKip,
I think there may be quite a few of us who in the long term would like to take a non-modified GT (as opposed to a GTX-1) with the original body lines intact and convert it to a convertible. As you mentioned this would involve making the doors normal, which I don't have a problem with...it was cool at first, but now it is mostly a pain. Keep us up to date.
Fantastic work...I look forward to seeing more.
Hey TimKip, I've really enjoyed this thread. Thanks for posting your process. This has been fascinating to read. I'll see you at the rally!
Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. A lot of good info exchanged regarding this top. I look forward to your comments with your visit to my car at Rich's. If you need to call me while your there with Rich, please do.
Yah, that's what I am afraid of......Looks good Kip, unfortunately that 3,000 more square feet will fill up faster than you can say Carbon Fiber. :cheers
I had the exact same thought.I don't want a removable top, but I suppose I could modify a GT(with major surgery) to remove the tops of the doors, modify the roof to mimic a GTX1 top (although fixed in place), and then use this new sealing solution you are developing?
I need a carbon fibre replacement for the melted plastic piece around the exhaust outlet, as my entire exhaust train is jetcoated, and hence the end pieces must be smokin hot when I drive her like I stole her (like on the track) and i dont want to end up in smoke....:roflGentlemen,
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