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Removable hardtop 59 Impala (with pics)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by aceuh, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
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    I've been car shopping again and ran across this today. The roof splits down the center and the back window appears to lift out. It looks like they've got a rack in the trunk to carry the panels while cruising sans roof. Sure, the wheels aren't friendly for this forum and I don't know how sturdy this ended up being but....anyway see what ya think.

    http://www.hotrodhotline.com/classifieds/classifieds.php?a=2&b=27416
     
  2. 40hemicpe
    Joined: May 12, 2007
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    from anaheim.ca

    thats a nice car.like the roof:)
     
  3. Deuce3wCpe
    Joined: Aug 21, 2004
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    from New Jersey

  4. Thats neat, thanks for shareing
     
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  5. pretty sure I seen that at KKOA at Salina Ks last year, would have been in the driving distance
    guy semed to love taking the top apart and racking it up and packaging the parts, rember the slide rods in the trunk
    not sure on the color it was but how many can be out there??:)
     
  6. sk8ncruz
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    from pratt, ks

  7. big creep
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    crazy cool! something a little different.
     
  8. Brandy
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    from Texas

    Whoa now that's a great version of t-tops! Kinda.........So does that stainless window trim just pop out and stow away as well?

    I could spend hours pouring over that roof.
     
  9. Yep, that is bad ass. I love '59 Pimpalas in either hard top or convertible configurations. This is the best of both worlds.
     
  10. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
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    Wow,el Neato! Just change the wheels,whip out the digitals.'59 Impalas kick ass,this one just kicks harder.
    Paul
     
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  11. Wicked50
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    So how exactly does the roof come off. What about the B-pillars are those connected to the roof or are there 4 different pieces?
     
  12. radio_king
    Joined: May 14, 2008
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    Can you remove the wheels as fast as the roof?
     
  13. Kustom7777
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    never seen anything like that before,,,what a cool idea
     
  14. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    WOW-what do you do with the back window? What do you do if you drop the back window? Doesn't look like a one man operation. Awesome work.
     
  15. inkmunky
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
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    Neat, catchy, but like others have said doesn't seem practical to me. Having said that the craftmanship and engineering to do that is amazing!
     
  16. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
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    seen this on here once before. pretty cool. i wonder if that roof seam is a pain in the ass to line up?
     
  17. That was my thoughts!
     

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