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t-tops

installing t-tops?
4 (80%)
aftermarket
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Voting closed: January 20, 2007, 08:27:29 PM

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Offline dreamer79

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« on: January 20, 2007, 08:27:29 PM »
is it possible to have t-tops installed on a trans am that never came with them from the factory? has anyone had it done? is it worthwhile?
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2007, 09:12:03 AM »
If you want Fisher T-tops (which are by far the best T-tops) then the easiest and best conversion is to have a complete Fisher T-top roof swapped onto your car by a body shop....you can't really "fit" Fisher tops into a standard car roof.
If you want aftermarket T-tops, they can be fitted into the standard car roof.....just they aren't as good as Fisher tops (IMHO) and the parts can be a lot harder to source (read $).....there are Hurst Hatches, American and C&C tops.....those are the ones you'll most likely find for sale or on parts cars.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2007, 04:25:17 PM »
What LeighP said. There was a guy or two over at TAC that were doing roof swaps. Since the site crashed, those posts may be lost if they didn't get backed up.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2007, 04:54:19 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2007, 01:30:45 AM »
Keep in mind that the roof adds a lot to chassis rigidity.  If you are putting T-tops into a non-T-top car you should also consider subframe connectors, otherwise you may think the car is like a piece of limp spaghetti the first time you cross a railroad track. :shock:  :?

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2007, 10:03:50 AM »
yes the roof swap is the easiest way possible to do it.....if you are looking for a roof i have one in maryland ?
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2007, 07:30:28 PM »
do they do something to t-top cars to make them more rigid from the factory or do they just hope you dont flip the car?
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2007, 08:58:24 PM »
yes they re-configure the braces in the roof for a little better rigidy....but thats about it, so if you are rebuilding a car now then its recommended to add frame connectors...
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