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I-C5
04-16-2012, 11:35 PM
So i was going to school earlier today (5pm) and i just felt a giant vacuum inside the cabin i look up and my targa was in mid flight. there weren't enough curse-words to describe how i felt. It almost hit an SUV that was behind me, good thing he was paying attention. I turned around and picked it up. It fits but its all scraped and bent. :bang: i think it can be repaired but i dont know, :confused: ill post pictures tomorrow.

onspeed
04-17-2012, 12:33 AM
Time for glass roof?

DFas
04-17-2012, 12:59 AM
I'm so sorry but i lol'd a little at this... :P Hope your able to get things back together that really sucks...

I-C5
04-17-2012, 01:40 AM
i laughed my ass off too at first...then i got pissed....lol. ima try to get a new one (a glass one) when i have some money. lol

DFas
04-17-2012, 02:19 AM
Hahaha Ok I'm glad I'm not the only one. I read the post and started laughing then felt like a complete dick.... :jest:

05 GSXR 1XXX
04-17-2012, 08:40 AM
Heard a lot of t top stories, never a c5 lol

Sucks! I'd stay away from glass, IMO they. Look like crap from inside. Spider web looking

jiveass
04-17-2012, 08:51 AM
damn this ...

Mike96z
04-17-2012, 10:58 AM
That sucks, did you forget to secure it?

whitesmokels1
04-18-2012, 10:41 PM
Welcome to the club!

99 DUKE'Z 28
04-18-2012, 11:02 PM
Heard a lot of t top stories, never a c5 lol

Sucks! I'd stay away from glass, IMO they. Look like crap from inside. Spider web looking

yup. lost one on my Z28 after 3 weeks of owning it back in 08. OP, good luck buddy. i still always laugh wondering how much shit came out of the guys ass whom my top landing in front of after flying off...messed up, but funny knowing no one was hurt lol

SRfastZ
04-19-2012, 01:12 AM
happen to me one time on the highway and a second time while my buddie had my car for a day... damn t-tops

dreww
04-19-2012, 03:59 AM
X2 on glass tops looking like crap. I wish I could trade my glass for a solid one.

I-C5
04-19-2012, 10:29 PM
Dont feel like crap man...i would laugh too. i would like to see the inside of a glass top first and then ill see if i like it.

5w20
04-19-2012, 10:45 PM
If you can't anything but the glass ones, you can paint it. They end up looking like the regular ones. Do they only come in fiberglass and glass?

happysem
04-20-2012, 11:02 AM
Ouch man =(

The one time I forgot to lock my driver side T top I heard a whistling while going down the highway.
By the time I figured out where it was coming from, I saw the T top start to lift off, somehow I managed to get my hand out and hold it just enough to keep it from flying while I found the nearest exit lol.

fozziejared
04-25-2012, 09:59 PM
so where did you go for a replacement? the roof on my c5 is all scratched up, looking for a new one now!!

I-C5
04-25-2012, 11:11 PM
I havent got a new one...i just started my new job monday so it wont be for a while. i just pushed it down to bend it straight again...i whistles on the frreeway but it doesnt leak water so ill keep it until i can afford a new one

fozziejared
04-27-2012, 04:30 PM
o suck.. ok man, if you happen across a source for new roofs let me know!! thanks

1c62nv
04-27-2012, 10:21 PM
Ebay or fpartssalvage.com

fozziejared
04-30-2012, 12:35 PM
ok ill try fparts, thanks!

fozziejared
04-30-2012, 04:19 PM
fparts was a no go.. can't find the roof anywhere, mine is just scratched up.. maybe ill have it sanded and painted black, anyone heard of anyone trying that before?

pjmayher
04-30-2012, 08:02 PM
My little sister borrowed my C5 and left the targa top unlatched, so on my way to work at 5am the next morning the top flew off while I was merging onto the highway. It was pretty scratched up but not bent. I sanded it down and covered it in a Carbon Fiber vinyl, as well as the halo bar, that I found on eBay. You just have to be careful to get a vinyl that is wide enough to cover the top with a single piece so you don't have any seams showing. It is a way of copying the ZR1 look on the C5's. Mine was tan, so it didn't stand out to much. Hope that helps. I loved the way mine looked.

I-C5
04-30-2012, 11:12 PM
i painted mine black a while back...u have to paint the pillar black too to look good.