How To Make Camaros And Firebirds Into Convertibles
Most Customers Will Supply Their Own Car For This Business
Grey-haired baby boomers would love for you to convert their camaros and firebirds into convertibles because you only live once.
Since GM did not sell a convertible version of the popular Firebirds and Camaros, one auto restoration shop decided to get into the business.
They charge $5,500 over the regular retail price of the car for their work.
It isn’t quite as easy as it sounds.
After you cut roof off, you will realize how flimsy the car is built.
The steel roof provides a lot of the structural strength.
Without it, you will need to strengthen the floor.
The end of the original hatchback is saved and mated to a new fiberglass panel behind the back seat.
A folding top is fashioned from tubes of aluminum plus a beam that clamps to the top of the windshield.
The clamps can be bought from any FIAT dealer since Fiat makes the best folding top on their Fiat 124 Spyder.
Weather stripping from the original top is saved to fit around the windows.
A top boot finishes off the conversion.
You might practice first on some used cars before cutting into a brand-new factory fresh car.
In fact, some used cars might be worth considering.
Most customers will supply their own car.
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