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#1 (permalink) Old 03-18-2005, 03:52 PM
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240z convertible

i'am thinking about converting my 240 to a convertible and was seeing if any one has already done it or how to go about doing it . and if anyone can reccommend a kit to use thanks mike

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There is one in Classifieds right now. Click on the link in the left border and then under the 70-83 Cars. Maybe reply to his post what he did to make such a fine looking conversion?

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If you do chop the top get the kit that has the slight lip towards the passneger area. I think that one is shown in the Z theradpy videos. There is also a previous Zcar of the month that has it, I think.

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please dont do it!!!

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#6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2005, 12:56 AM
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cheack out my 280zx convertible, sorry about the angles i only got 1 pic at the moment.
if you will convert you will suffer from a few things, 1, you wont be able to get a waterproof top made (so i heard) and 2 you will have to get a plastic rear view mirror instead of glass (like my dads Porsche :-P) and plastic ones fade over time, i cant even see out of mine, it is so dangerous.

ofcourse there are the good points, which are obvious, but i enjoy mine even with those downsides.

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#7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2005, 11:31 AM
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it just does not seem like a Zcar thing to me. i mean the top is the best part of the car in my opinion.

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#8 (permalink) Old 03-19-2005, 10:30 PM
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Won't a 280 make a better choice? don't they have stiffer frames?
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