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Cut a targa top in your shlomo[:p]

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Cut a targa top in your shlomo[:p]
ive seriously thought about installing a canvas sunroof that would run the length of the roof, like an old benz/vw.

ive gone so far as to design a stained glass dual sunroof/coffered ceiling for it. i even included a chandalier an all, not that itll ever get made... i saw the maybach and really liked it.

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youre grasping at straws here, the benz isnt the only decent car on earth. a wind shield is the LAST thing anyone in a convertible is going to think about-- except maybe trophy wives with big hair that have just left the salon.

i dont think the freeway is anywhere to enjoy a good car anyway, let alone a touring car like im imagining id like!

twisty mountainous backroads at about 45mph, a nice 75 degree sunny day and a big fat blunt. i cant think of anything thatd be more fun besides a handsome tall boy[:p]

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Cut a targa top in your shlomo[:p]
ive seriously thought about installing a canvas sunroof that would run the length of the roof, like an old benz/vw.

ive gone so far as to design a stained glass dual sunroof/coffered ceiling for it. i even included a chandalier an all, not that itll ever get made... i saw the maybach and really liked it.

asianml--

youre grasping at straws here, the benz isnt the only decent car on earth. a wind shield is the LAST thing anyone in a convertible is going to think about-- except maybe trophy wives with big hair that have just left the salon.

i dont think the freeway is anywhere to enjoy a good car anyway, let alone a touring car like im imagining id like!

twisty mountainous backroads at about 45mph, a nice 75 degree sunny day and a big fat blunt. i cant think of anything thatd be more fun besides a handsome tall boy[:p]
I wasn't referring to MB at all. I just wasn't sure if they had those or came with those.

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Cut a targa top in your shlomo[:p]
ive seriously thought about installing a canvas sunroof that would run the length of the roof, like an old benz/vw.

ive gone so far as to design a stained glass dual sunroof/coffered ceiling for it. i even included a chandalier an all, not that itll ever get made... i saw the maybach and really liked it.

asianml--

youre grasping at straws here, the benz isnt the only decent car on earth. a wind shield is the LAST thing anyone in a convertible is going to think about-- except maybe trophy wives with big hair that have just left the salon.

i dont think the freeway is anywhere to enjoy a good car anyway, let alone a touring car like im imagining id like!

twisty mountainous backroads at about 45mph, a nice 75 degree sunny day and a big fat blunt. i cant think of anything thatd be more fun besides a handsome tall boy[:p]
I wasn't referring to MB at all. I just wasn't sure if they had those or came with those.

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its just a little net that clips on.

anyone with 20 dollars and any kind of mechanical/crafting prowess could build one in an hour and have it custom fit to their own car.[:p]

my concern now is rollover protection, im having little mini panic attacks thinking about flipping a car with just a winshield!

id still want an open casket anyway[}:)]

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RE: are convertibles fun?

iNeon, I know you're a Chrysler fan, but if you go with an old LeBaron convertible you'll know why they at one time were the butt of so many jokes. They were really heaps, and terrible handling, too. If you could have fun at 45 on a twisty mountain road in a regular car, you'd be wallowing all over it at 25 in a LeBaron convertible. Lots of cowl shake, they didn't stiffen up the unibody enough for the lopped roof, and no crash protection at all, much less in a rollover.

No response on the Saab suggestion, eh?
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iNeon, I know you're a Chrysler fan, but if you go with an old LeBaron convertible you'll know why they at one time were the butt of so many jokes. They were really heaps, and terrible handling, too. If you could have fun at 45 on a twisty mountain road in a regular car, you'd be wallowing all over it at 25 in a LeBaron convertible. Lots of cowl shake, they didn't stiffen up the unibody enough for the lopped roof, and no crash protection at all, much less in a rollover.

No response on the Saab suggestion, eh?
Saab is okay in my book (gmwhatever I never said this).

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No response on the Saab suggestion, eh?
i know nothing about saabs besides the fact that my mother had a customer in her late 30s that bought one(a little ugly red coupe) after she finished college and drove it until about 2003.

she only sold it because someone wrecked into her and they couldnt match the paint correctly[:p]

interior designers....sheesh

i like the looks of the volvo c70(?) but i know i cant afford even a beaten down one.

i am looking at a few more months on the vw project and then selling it off-- rebuilt everything, new paint, rubber and complete custom interior, i'm thinking 6500 will be a decent price to sell it at and wont be asking too much for it either.

so thats about what ill have to spend-- i was just thinking of grabbing one now for about a grand and parking it until the vw is done. i do know where i can get a 450slc for a grand with a blown engine. that'd be an ok introduction to the 107 chassis and would give me reason to fit a diesel in there-- i just dont know about such an expensive car so cheap.

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RE: are convertibles fun?

I can agree on the looks, the 900 sedan is pretty bland, but the droptop version is much nicer to look at. I almost bought one from a friend of mine (red convertible, tan leather interior) but I don't have the facilities to do some repairs it needed. It was a fun car to drive, though.
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I have a Smart fortwo cabrio :-)

running it "topless" is a hoot ......
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