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Old 10-22-2017, 12:46 PM
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So my next project on my car is going to be targa top conversion, using the 6LE Carbon Fiber top. I've searched and found a few random old posts, but not much in the way of details in one place. I can weld and paint, so I am doing this project myself. I want to try to keep as much structural stiffness, or even improve it if possible, since I do autocross and plan on starting doing some occasional road racing as well. What in the subframe needs to be stiffened to do this, just subframe connectors, or are there any other parts that I can strengthen while under there? As far as the front headliner, I assume that a front headliner from a convertible could be used, and just modify the rear headliner? for the water channels, I was thinking using the channels from the removed t-bar and welding them in to complete the new channels? What else am I missing or needs to be done here? I want to make sure that I do this right.
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Your in for a big project. Im currently working on my third one. Each one has been different. As for the channels i just used the ones from the center that were cut out. The subframe connectors i found work the best are the ones from midwest. I usually jist modify the headliner from a ttop car. Make sure you have the subframe connectors in before you cut the center brace. The midwest subframe connectors are welded in and truly connect the actuale subframes of the car. The 6le top dos t fit perfect and usually needs to be modified slightly for a good fit. Im about to take off so nn ill respond more to this thread when o have more time. But this should get you started in the right direction..
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Yeah I figured that it would be a fairly involved project, but I think the end result is going to be worth it, not only from the uniqueness factor but also from having the fully open top. Now that the drivetrain and suspension is where I want it, with the exception of a 8.8 or 12-bolt. I plan on doing quite a bit to restore and upgrade the car visually, both externally and interior as well, and this is where I plan on starting out. I appreciate the advice and welcome any further advice, or input that people who have done this project can add.
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Ok, so 6LE no longer has the targa tops . So my next question is, can a factory hardtop panel work as a replacement?
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i just sold my targa top, couldn't come to cutting my t top my friend has already done 6 successful targa tops on abodes i can put u in contact with him
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Anyone on suggestions for the targa panel to use since the 6LE carbon and fiberglass panels are no longer an option?
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