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Yeah, I agree...i meant (archive)

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Posted by Nick Pon on June 29, 2001 at 02:53:12:

In Reply to: well there is, really... posted by it's been a while -todd on June 28, 2001 at 15:58:59:

"Chopped" as in a non-original convertible, not necessarily a shoddy job..the topic of conversation was that the car in question is a 73...with the last 'vert made in 71, etc...in other words disputes over authenticity, not the quality of the conversion...no I would not like to drive a car that uses the floorpan as the only fixed structural member, I may be young but I figured that one out. As for water...you DO have another car, right?

All this made me curious, however...what kind of structural mods did authentic 02 'verts have?

Nick ('80)
2002 ('76)


A problem with a sawsall convertible job is rigidity. Unless you weld the doors shut the car will twist and creak and crack. Eventually it starts to sag in the middle and the doors will no longer open. No matter what you do, you will always get water inside weakening the already stressed out floor. Go ahead, chop away.
-todd





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