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Old 05-23-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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Is this a bad idea?

I've been asked to put my car in a parade. Obviously with the top down and a local girl sitting on the retracted top. Will this mess up the top? Is there a safe way to do it or is it just not worth the risk? The girl is a family friend so if I say no I have to have a good reason. Thanks,
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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Um, how fat is she...

Just kidding and seriously there was another thread on this, try and search for. There was concern about the glass window I believe, but also you are definitely going to want to have something thick, blankets and towels, in the seat because she or they will have their shoes up there.

Personally I'd say if you want to for the sake of showing off your car then great, but remember that no one is going to treat your car like you do, so you unfortunately are bound to have something happen, a small scratch or whatever.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:53 PM   #3
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:15 AM   #4
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The tops have enough problems without anyone sitting on it. I wouldn't let some one do that to mine
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:20 AM   #5
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Can't she sit on the seat back and not the top?
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #6
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Shoes on your leather and someone's ass on your top? No! Let me repeat...NO!
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #7
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Tell her sure, but she has to buy it first.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:50 AM   #8
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You have the cover for it so stick something under the cover to beef it up in case some how you get a porker or some way it would hurt it though i doubt it would, the frames are not just flimsy.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:05 AM   #9
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Your owners manual specifically states not to sit on the folded top.
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is she hot?
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:13 AM   #11
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:18 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the feedback, i just found out that it'd be her (who is very thin) AND her date... so it's be two people up there. Think those that said it's a terrible idea are probably right. It's just not worth the risk.

I've done these parades before with my old firebird ('68) but, it always starts to run to hot (400 eng), so I've told everyone it's parade days are over. Guess now i'll let everyone know our new car isn't available either. thanks again everyone.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:20 PM   #13
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Definitely no if she has a date with her...easy answer NO.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:26 PM   #14
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Not only no, but HELL no.

I don't care how hot she is.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:02 PM   #15
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LOL, tell her date to buy a Camaro. No way would I be chauffeuring around some chick and her dude.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #16
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You have the cover for it so stick something under the cover to beef it up in case some how you get a porker or some way it would hurt it though i doubt it would, the frames are not just flimsy.
I don't know if you have had a 5th gen very but take a look at the convertible forums for the 5th bow problems. These tops have some serious design issues. My car is on it's 3rd top at this point.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:35 PM   #17
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #18
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I've sat through a few parades and seen people sitting on the back of new Camaro's. Doesn't look like an issue to me... I say go for it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #19
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Can't she sit on the seat back and not the top?
yeah, this..
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:57 PM   #20
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LOL, tell her date to buy a Camaro. No way would I be chauffeuring around some chick and her dude.
This right here!!! Talk about being the 3rd wheel :P
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:26 PM   #21
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Sure, and while you're at it make sure she is wearing stiletto heels so that she puts holes in your rear seats. Seriously, I wouldn't do it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:44 PM   #22
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Ummm, ok want to thank everyone, I guess. But please let me set some things straight. The girl is a family friend and her dad the same age as me, so I'm not trying to um date her thats a little sick. I've already told her that neither of my convertibles are parade capable. They think I'm being over protective but the overwhelming "no" responses has confirmed what I thought. I was kinda hoping to show them this thread as proof but really don't think I'll be doing that...
Really wish my old Pontiac could stand idling for hours but it can't. I'm hoping I can find a buddy to take my place. Thanks for the comments, ( most anyway)
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:55 PM   #23
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Ummm, ok want to thank everyone, I guess. But please let me set some things straight. The girl is a family friend and her dad the same age as me, so I'm not trying to um date her thats a little sick. I've already told her that neither of my convertibles are parade capable. They think I'm being over protective but the overwhelming "no" responses has confirmed what I thought. I was kinda hoping to show them this thread as proof but really don't think I'll be doing that...
Really wish my old Pontiac could stand idling for hours but it can't. I'm hoping I can find a buddy to take my place. Thanks for the comments, ( most anyway)
The decision is made then !!! You will sleep much better tonight . If I had the same situation I would say on the seat or sorry also.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:14 AM   #24
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Can't she sit on the seat back and not the top?


Probably , but there are a lot of distraction and other things on her mind.
Her first priority is , do I look good , am I comfortable and so on.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:31 AM   #25
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Parade convertibles should use a special reinforced "parade boot". Plus the girls' feet will be on your seat so get something to cover the seat bottom.
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