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Making A Cabrio 02


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it has been done...everything from simple cut the roof off to the proper major reinforcement of the chassis to offset the loss of structural integrity of no roof.


put "cabrio" into the forum search function and you will be rewarded with lots of thread to reads about various versions of convertibles.

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there are a few non-baur threads in there.  also search on "convertible" and , no joke, "chop top". here is one



i assume you have the mccartney 02 restoration guide book that is required reading for all 02 owners.  lots of detail in there about how much extra bracing had to be installed in the baurs.


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Here is one that was for sale not too long ago.  It was sold to a guy in NY, apparently.  



It is an old post, and some of the links are dead, along with a few of the pics.  


Here is another thread from conkitchen.  I think he has another thread in here somewhere. Correct me if I am wrong but I think he sold his 'chop top' to another member here, and it may still be around.





There is more, I am sure.  



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Thankyou both, lots of re-enforcing info here to do a proper job. In Australia I will have to be certified so we cannot just do a 'chop'. Not that I would want to anyway. What got me interested in the first place was the amount of work I have done on my sunroof  during the resto removing the rust . So I would be looking for a sunroof model just to get even!

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