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Old 07-02-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Are camaro once made then sent to get there tops cut off?

Ordered a 2014 2SS/RS convert today. The manager stated once the car is made then its sent a couple blocks away to get the top cut off. Is this true? I thought the convert was designed to be a convert
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
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Lol I'm not even gonna say anything.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:47 PM   #3
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Lol that sounds very inefficient of them to do..
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:50 PM   #4
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I know it has been done to other cars in the past
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:53 PM   #5
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No offense but that guy is an idiot. The vert is designed completely different.

Did he tell you all Camaros start out at V6's too and then get sent a couple blocks away to have 2 cylinders added?
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:55 PM   #7
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Wow


Worst part is that it came from manager. Which obviously has no idea how a modern vert is made
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:20 PM   #8
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:26 PM   #9
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No offense but that guy is an idiot. The vert is designed completely different.

Did he tell you all Camaros start out at V6's too and then get sent a couple blocks away to have 2 cylinders added?
Haha the very has a different chassis I believe making it a different setup. The trunk is smaller as well on a vert
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:31 PM   #10
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No offense but that guy is an idiot. The vert is designed completely different.

Did he tell you all Camaros start out at V6's too and then get sent a couple blocks away to have 2 cylinders added?
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:33 PM   #11
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No offense but that guy is an idiot. The vert is designed completely different.

Did he tell you all Camaros start out at V6's too and then get sent a couple blocks away to have 2 cylinders added?
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:00 AM   #12
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Ordered a 2014 2SS/RS convert today. The manager stated once the car is made then its sent a couple blocks away to get the top cut off. Is this true? I thought the convert was designed to be a convert
One might think that GM would've highlighted the fact that they just saw the top off of the coupe in order to make it a "convertible" in their sales brochures. Maybe they only utilize this "new" manufacturing technique for the 2014 'vert? (perhaps THAT might also explain why there are so many "top problems" with the 5th Gen. 'vert???).

The 5th Gen. Camaro was specifically designed from the ground up with every intention of there being 5th Gen. convertible (rather than an after-thought to the coupe) when it was still being shown as a concept at auto shows and before the 1st MY 2010 Coupe hit the streets. http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/10/2011-chevrolet-camaro-ss-convertible-review/

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/convertibles/1103_2011_chevrolet_camaro_convertible_test/viewall.html

It may be a good idea to read the forum(s) so that you become more knowledgeable about the 5th Gen. Camaro Convertible and to maybe help educate your salesperson, thereby hopefully preventing the next prospective 'vert owner from asking the same question (there's a lot of info out there. You just need to reach out and grab it).

Owning and driving a 5th Gen. Camaro Convertible is more than just "owning a car". It's a lifestyle!

BTW, when you pick up your 'vert, please make sure to post a lot of pics (lots of "voyeurs" here).
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:09 AM   #13
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To convert a coupe to a convertible would be extremely costly. The interior is slightly different. The rear windows can be controlled by the driver's side door and the 3rd brake light is by the trunk, etc... it would be way too much work.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:15 AM   #14
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:02 AM   #15
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Ordered a 2014 2SS/RS convert today. The manager stated once the car is made then its sent a couple blocks away to get the top cut off. Is this true? I thought the convert was designed to be a convert
The manager must have read that on the interweb, where everything is true. For instance, I'm waiting on a million bucks to be deposited in my bank account for helping an African prince get his money out of his war torn country. When it gets here, I'm going to buy a new Z/28 and a C7 Corvette!

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Old 07-03-2013, 07:25 AM   #16
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I was sure it was BS but after being there for 2 hrs the mgr pops in and I ask him when he thought the delivery date would be. He gave me a web site and tracking number. Then started to yak about the top cut off. I said no its designed to be a convert. He kept yaking about it. I told him if thats the case they should send me the cut off top since I paid for it. He then left the office.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:57 AM   #17
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:08 AM   #18
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Dealer's name?
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #19
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Every time I visit a dealer it seems to get worse and worse regarding their car IQ. I was getting a warranty service done on my car at a dealership in town so I walked up to look at the new Impalas they got it. Dude came out and started talking to me about them. Said I love the new LTZ, looks great. His reply - "Yea but you can only get the I4 in the LTZ, no V6."

I said..."This one has the V6 in it...."

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Old 07-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #20
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The dealers name is C. Harper Autoplex, Belle Vernon, PA
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:49 PM   #21
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Maybe that's why we are having top problems LOL
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:28 PM   #22
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Convertible assembly

Convertible bodies are designed and built with added structural supports to strengthen the bodies due to the lack of a full metal top for support. To answer your question "no" they do not cut the top off.
A dealer and Salesperson should know their product. I suggest more training or a visit to the assembly plant to see how it is assembled.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:03 PM   #23
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Since Belle Vernon, PA is nearby Pittsburgh maybe Fbodfather can borrow some Black SUV's from Tom Henry and have a talk with dealer.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #24
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Sorry, you should of took your business elsewhere!
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #25
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I have been to the plant the verts come down the same line as the rest of Camaro's they just get there top installed at one station ant the rest pass by.



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