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97h22dxcoupe targa top

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by 97h22dxcoupe, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. 97h22dxcoupe

    97h22dxcoupe senior member

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    hey guys ive alredy done the h22 swap last summer and now looking to do a targa top on my civic , how much will it cost and where can i get materials to do this project,plz help me out:D
     
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    you're nuts. the car will be a flimsy POS. you'll basically make the car have 0 resale, unfit and unsafe for the road, and well, just retarded.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    that basically sums it up.. ^^^^^
     
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    well that wasn't the answer i was looking for but anyways i have a friend that did it to his 5th gen civic and its renforced with a roll cage and looks pretty good, so there has to be someone out there with some constructive advise for this project!!!!
     
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    buy a del sol and put the h22 in it.
     
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    i dont like the body style of the del sol plus i already have to much money into this civic...
     
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    well, it's your call dude.

    everyone else thinks what you're about to do is retarded.


    When you're sick of the car, it won't sell. Maybe get $500 for it if you're lucky for someone who wants the swap and then will send the car to the crusher.

    I'd suggest spending the money on some paint instead of chopping it in half. but that's just me...
     
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    what do think about just doing a sun roof and shaved handles instead,then paint??
     
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    Sunroof is ok. There's many places that install aftermarket sunroofs. I would suggest having it pro- installed, as if you fuck up, your car is ruined.
    Still, cutting into the car will reduce is ridigity, and will result in a slight loss of handeling.
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    he has an h22 swaped in there. probly doesnt handle too good anyhow......but i bet its fun on the highway!
     
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    don't let ppl talk you out of sh*t. do what ever you want to do. its your car. post a lot of pics! haha
     
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    or like ^ said, buy a sol and do a rwd conversion while you're at it
     
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    sawzall that bitch. it's been done.

    enter awesomeness/stupid doucheness at 4:45 :D
     
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    Big fan of contradicting yourself, eh?

    DIY convertible jobs are a bad idea 99% of the time.

    Plus, if you make drastic changes to the structure of the car you could be looking at an insurance nightmare too.
     
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    No one here is going to be able to answer a question like this for you. If you had the know-how to do this yourself, then you wouldn't be here asking about it, so obviously a customs shop is going to be doing the work. Start calling shops and getting quotes.

    OR, if you have a friend that did this, then why are you asking us about it? Ask him!

    For the cost of buying a good-condition Del Sol, swapping an H22 into it, and somehow converting it to RWD, you could just purchase an S2000...
     
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    umm.. if you have a friend that did it.. why the hell are you still asking us for advice when all of us have said its retarded?
     
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    Yeah, that's what puzzled me too.

    If your friend did it, then...uh...ask him?

    No, that would make too much sense...
     
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    sell everything and buy and EVO and call it a day. mines for sale ;) jk DAMN YOU MARK MCGWIRE
     
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    if u have any fab skills go buy a junker cut it up and see what happens. eg are easy and cheap to find at any jy. same basic struture buy one cheap cut it up and then relize u should have just bought a rope
     
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