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Old 06-17-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
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Camaro T-Tops from Droptop Customs

As featured on CAMARO5 HOMEPAGE.

After many, many, many request, we have decided to prototype T-Tops for the new Camaro. As you can see from the picture, we have already cut out the first pair. Cutting is the easy part! We are contemplating metal, glass or carbon fiber. Let me know what you think? Help us decide.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:27 AM   #2
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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Maybe having to wait will pay off for me.....t-tops were the one option I felt the GM version was missing....

I can't wait to see how this one comes out.....

Thanks for the great work, keep us posted.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:32 AM   #4
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That will look great. I need some of those. I think the tinted glass would be really nice.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:47 AM   #5
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We are contemplating metal, glass or carbon fiber. Let me know what you think? Help us decide.
I would go with the same tinted/smoked glass used in the 4th gens. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:00 AM   #6
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Very nice
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:27 AM   #7
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Smoked glass is the only way to go. What will that do to the safety and the rigidity of the car? Did you do any testing in these areas?
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:49 AM   #8
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Glass for sure! how much?
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:00 AM   #9
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Will the true hardtop- (no "B" post) be the next A/mkt mod ? I hope so.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:27 AM   #10
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:39 AM   #11
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Oh man, the t-tops live again!! I missed those so much in my 95 Z28. This I believe is the first instance I've seen of anyone putting in t-tops in the 2010s! Can't wait to see the final product, definitely with smoked glass. I think that t-tops fit the Camaro's image more than the sunroof. Now, will a t-tops holder be fabricated in the trunk somehow?
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:44 AM   #12
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How difficult would it be to do this to a car that has the sunroof?

Obviously the sunroof and all associated hardware would be removed, but do y'all think having the sunroof from the factory would mean the roof has more bracing in it that might aid in the support of a t-top, or does it just simply mean the geometry is slightly different and would require a new piece of sheet metal welded in to form the middle bar?

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Old 06-17-2010, 10:44 AM   #13
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Looking good, guys! Can't wait to see the final product.
I say smoked glass just like the 4th gens. That worked out nicely before.
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HOT DAMN! T-TOPS!!!!!!! If that is doable I'm gonna want this set up! And I agree with the guys.. Smoked glass.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:48 AM   #15
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:51 AM   #16
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How difficult would it be to do this to a car that has the sunroof?

Obviously the sunroof and all associated hardware would be removed, but do y'all think having the sunroof from the factory would mean the roof has more bracing in it that might aid in the support of a t-top, or does it just simply mean the geometry is slightly different and would require a new piece of sheet metal welded in to form the middle bar?

I think the framework is the same on both with and without the sunroof, only the outside roof skin and interior trim is different, other than the sunroof mechanicals...
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:01 AM   #18
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Looks awesome. Go with glass for sure!
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Oh man, the t-tops live again!! I missed those so much in my 95 Z28. This I believe is the first instance I've seen of anyone putting in t-tops in the 2010s! Can't wait to see the final product, definitely with smoked glass. I think that t-tops fit the Camaro's image more than the sunroof. Now, will a t-tops holder be fabricated in the trunk somehow?
The T Top bag from the thirdgens would probably work. Those were LARGE T Tops--I'm sure these new ones would fit.
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I think tinted glass would be awesome!

How about a Targa option like the Vette, just one solid panel to remove. That would be pretty sweet (although I know there would be no room to store it in the car at all).
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:05 AM   #22
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Doesn't look like much metal was left in the middle..
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:10 AM   #23
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t-tops are so 90's

make it a targe top like the corvette. now that i would buy.
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I think the framework is the same on both with and without the sunroof, only the outside roof skin and interior trim is different, other than the sunroof mechanicals...
I don't know if this would be possible with a sunroof. If you look at any picture of the Camaro frame, you will notice there is a center brace that runs through the middle of the roofline. If this is a critical frame rigidity brace, then the sunroof models must be reinforced along the sides of the roof. Cutting this for T-Tops could be bad news, unless a new brace can be installed in the middle. Any thoughts on this anybody?

Here's a pic that may help

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Doesn't look like much metal was left in the middle..
agreed. what will this do to the safety of the car?
love the idea though, def would rather have t-tops than a sunroof
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