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Old 12-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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will chevy ever bring back t top camaro

Will they ever bring back ttop Camaro
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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I will say no - and reason being is it would require a redesign and recertification of the coupe. Less parts more profit is the story today
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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Would be nice But a sunroof is more convenient.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #4
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T Tops look so cool. I love the way my camaro now has no wind noise. If T Tops mean wind noise then Ill do without. But if they can design them air tight. That would be cool.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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I will say no - and reason being is it would require a redesign and recertification of the coupe. Less parts more profit is the story today
6th GEN is a possibilty.... Most likely it's not gonna happen but it COULD when try redesign for the 6th GEN

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Old 12-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #6
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Someone posted a picture a while back with a 5th Gen Camaro with t-tops and i was on the fence about it. Not really sure if i like it but def didn't like it enough to buy one.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #7
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Can't see t-tops or targa on the Camaro. Personally think it will stay sunroof.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:13 PM   #8
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6th GEN is a possibilty.... Most likely it's not gonna happen but it COULD when try redesign for the 6th GEN

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Old 12-19-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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I imagine the T Top recal demand thread would rival the vert top thread
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:17 PM   #10
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O.k. i found the other thread. I think with T-tops off it will make it easier to get in and out of the car or to go thru a drive-thru, atm etc. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=250163
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #11
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O.k. i found the other thread. I think with T-tops off it will make it easier to get in and out of the car or to go thru a drive-thru, atm etc. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=250163
Looks cool with the t-tops.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:25 PM   #12
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I had them in my 2000 Z28. I loved them, they never leaked. But there will not be t-tops again because of Government crash regulations. The convertible doesn't have curtain airbags because it is classified as such. A coupe has to have them,so no way to have T's.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:25 PM   #13
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I don't see it happening. The main point that has been brought up about not having them now is safety. That won't change on the next generation.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #14
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For about $20 grand you can have them installed safely.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:28 PM   #15
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I sure hope not... T-Tops were already an outdated 70's/80's idea when they had 'em in the 4th gen cars.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #16
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Not likely. With Camaro having to share a RWD platform with global sedans the architecture isn't there to support that type of design without a lot of extra cost.


If Camaro ever gets its own platform back like the F-body from 1967 to 2002 there would be more design and styling feedom. That doesn't seem likely in the modern automotive industry.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #17
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what if they make limited edition ttop

Limited edition six gen with ttop
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:38 PM   #18
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I think the T-Top idea was dead before the FBodies were killed off in 2002. Targa top's had long replaced T-Top designs with the Corvette, Supra, Porsche's, and etc. Another problem with it is public perception which is T-Top's = Mullet mobile. That's on top of everything else already mentioned.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #19
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For about $20 grand you can have them installed safely.
I met a guy who paid $40k to have them done. Yes, $40,000 more than what he paid for the car.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:51 PM   #20
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My 1995 "T" top story After a weekend with the tops off, I was blowing down the freeway and heard a wind whistle from my passenger side. I figured the window wasn't tight. i droped the window to reseal it and POOF. I'd forgotten to LOCK the Passenger side :( The "T" top blew out. Thank goodness it landed in the medium and didn't hit a car behind me. Cost me $650 to replace < and with a $500 deductabe i didn't report it to my ins.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:58 PM   #21
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Loved the T-tops on my Iroc, but hated the rust issue that came along with it..
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:02 PM   #22
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I am going to say no. Also, I just don't think the 5th Gen would look good with a T top.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:57 PM   #23
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I dont think you will ever see them again, they would look terrible on the 5th gen. I do believe they will eventually add a bigger sunroof.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:01 PM   #24
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Lots of reasons why not...

Most could probably be engineered around...even the very good points about safety and crash test regulation. Here's the kicker though...you do that...and it becomes REALLY, REALLY expensive. So expensive that not nearly enough people would buy the option to make it worth the investment.

So they don't. My personal preference is a good, solid, coupe. No sunroof...no convertible...no t-tops. But there are those who do want t-tops...unfortunately, the likelihood of ever seeing t-tops again is 0. :(
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:05 PM   #25
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I hope not, t-tops and mullets killed the camaro once already...lol.
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