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    I know there was a company that could convert cars to convertibles.
    1. Are they still around?
    2. How much it would it cost?



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    It would be cheaper, and easier to buy one that already is a convertable.

    There is one currently up on ebay, but its overpriced.
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    The 84 Ciera vertible was manufactured by Oldsmobile, hah, incase you didn't know.. But It was sent off to Hess & Eisenhardt for the convertible conversion.

    This company also converted John F Kennedys Lincoln (the very one he rode in when he was shot)

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    there was also a place out of ohio called "cars" that did them they did a lot of thme for the camaro. How hard will it be to install a sunroof in my ciera. I took one out of a sunroofed ciera at a jy its an aftermarket sunroof.

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    I'm guessing you could knock it out with a jig saw and a steady hand lol. There was a company around called Dr. Sunroof, or maybe the Sunroof Doctor, I'm to lazy to Google it right now, But they made Universal sunroof install kits, came with all your hardwear, gaskets etc. needed.

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    I do luckily have the gasket and hardware. I cant belive how much they are new (over $150) there just a pice of gasketed glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techfizzle View Post
    I do luckily have the gasket and hardware. I cant belive how much they are new (over $150) there just a pice of gasketed glass
    Glass itself is expensive! And of course you have your hardware to go with it, $150 doesn't seem too out of the park, mind you when you can get one out of the junk yard for the tune of 20 bucks, then yeah it seems outrageous

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    You may want to remember if you convert a hardtop to a convertible that you set the frame up correctly. In a stock convertible a lot of the frame setup is different from that of a hardtop. If not done correctly, the car itself could have an extremely loose body. Just my $0.02. ^_^

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    Yeah but there would be a company that does that? convertible coversions take a lot of time and money. I think Il just install a sunroof.

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