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#1 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 10:49 AM
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Wink T-Tops

I keep thinking this car would look good with T-Tops. I know they will prob never make em but has anyone ever seen them on the challenger? (like a custom job somebody has made?)

I think of the first t tops like on the camaro back in 78 where it still had a foot of roof inbetween the driver and passenger and the top was only 20 inches wide. Something like that.

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I don't think it has been done, at least never seen a picture of one. Personally, I don't think it would look good.
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100% agree! Check out this link for a lead, it's a Camaro build, but the Challenger doesn't seem all that far from this example.

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This has been my number 1 mod idea from the time I got the challenger. I think it would look great! Just have to find a shop to do it. I think the inspiration came when I saw year one start with those new Trans-Am Bandit builds...ugh. Another amazing car I would love to own...

DropTop custom I'm sure is more than capable, but with charging well over 10K for the conv. job, I'm no where near impressed by their work, especially in the trunk area and rear cover... in any case, the search continues for a good shop.....
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I didn't see the finished product on page 11, definitely turned out better that the convertible jobs that they do... but where are the tops? I wonder if they are still having development issues?? I would go with tinted glass...
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There are many people here that can't even think of having a sunroof and now you're talking T-tops? The HORROR lol. I think it could look cool done right.

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Inside West Coast Customs did T-tops on a Camaro for the band Rascal Flats. Looked okay but don't know how it will hold up over the years.

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Although they look cool and are a blast when driving..... they are a PITA for air and water leaks. I had them on a 82 Vette and I will never have them on a car again. You can break into a T top car in a NY sec. Just not worth it.

One other thing... structural integrity.

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I still think it might look great..

1. If anyone wants to steal your car they will find a way.
2. Structural integrity is a concern - late model camaros (third gen) if you drive one wheel up a driveway and leave the others on the ground you cannot open a door.
3. In regards to two - I still think a partial t top is best - leave the structure still in the car and have a t-top like the 1978 camaro where part of the roof is still in the car. (Pic below)

4 I don't know if anyone would put resources into it.
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Just can't picture a GM option like T-tops on a Mopar!
The late `70's Magnums had them and they looked horrible back then.
The convertible conversion is waaaay better.

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