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what i found...

Postby tj19985 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:47 pm

I am in the process of stripping my interior as some of it has seen better days so I am removing it all. well I decided to deal with my head liner yesterday and found that I have a whole in my roof :'(. the whole is where the sunroof latches are. on one side the whole is pretty big but on the other it is still a pin whole. Now my question is have one of these cars ever been converted into a targa top?
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Re: what i found...

Postby codge » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:42 pm

In UK?

None that I've ever seen. Seen one bloody awful 'vert attempt but I can't recall a targa
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Re: what i found...

Postby tj19985 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:17 pm

no im in the us. I am currently trying to find a solid top donor car.
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Re: what i found...

Postby chc » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:33 pm

If my aged memory serves me right ....... wasn't there a red rex converted in Calafornia but the roof was totally removed and it did look a beauty
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Re: what i found...

Postby Chud » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:13 pm

Didn't Avatar try it?
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Re: what i found...

Postby Lucky » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:09 pm

Yeah, Al Dooley's Pacific Avatar was a full convertible IIRC, not strictly a targa. Not sure that it was exactly hideous, but it wasn't exactly elegant either :?

EDIT: Found it here http://www.carpictures.com/vehicle/09LP ... 6PfKg.dpbs

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errrr, tiny pic is tiny :shock: Side windows look dangerous :o
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Re: what i found...

Postby mpk490p » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:35 am

mine had corrosion there to its where 3 panels meet and the moister gets in i had all the old cut out and a new plate put back in but i believe it is a common problem
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Re: what i found...

Postby Spannerhead » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:49 am

tj19985 wroteColonNow my question is have one of these cars ever been converted into a targa top?


To answer this question belatedly, at least one has been done recently, and with some degree of success:

http://www.nellump.net/peri/jurgens-hom ... targa.html

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Re: what i found...

Postby Lucky » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:05 am

that actually doesn't look too bad. I like the idea of a targa roof, about the only thing I liked about MR2 ownership was that the roof panels lifted out.

of course, I didn't like them so much in the rain, where you got an impromptu shower on every corner :evil:
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Re: what i found...

Postby codge » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:54 am

Just a little bit of work that's all. A non tech bystander might think it's just a superficial mod......but look at that lower body strengthening work!

Just your kind of project Nik......and pics required along the way........... :lol:
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