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#1022363 - 04/09/15 02:39 PM what do yall do with yalls T-tops?  
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i cannot find a good place to store my T-tops when i remove them, i dont want to leave them at home for fear it might rain on me. i have the factory bags to put them in but no place to secure them, on my 77 corvette i still had the factory brackets to put them on my luggage rack when i wasent using them. just looking for ideas


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#1022372 - 04/09/15 03:59 PM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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I reckon if'n I had t-tops they would go in the trunk.


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#1022374 - 04/09/15 04:27 PM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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thumbs In the trunk. That's what the bags are for. If it would make you feel safer, that egg-crate foam they sell could be used on the trunk foor and betwwen the storage bags for extra cushion and peace of mind.


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#1022387 - 04/09/15 09:05 PM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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I always put mine in the bags and put them in the trunk, nothing ever happened to them. good luck.


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#1022390 - 04/09/15 09:35 PM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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I was planning on building a box for the trunk, that would raise the trunk floor flush to the deck above the rear axle.

Sorry, no measurements, just a doodle.
I was going to make both left and right sides have pockets to fit the outer T-Top trim to hold in place, and put some pipe foam over the ventricle dividers.
Once you put the lid down, a simple lock would keep things in place, even over speed bumps, etc.


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#1022393 - 04/09/15 10:33 PM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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Mine go in the trunk or back seat in the bags. Never had an issue with either location. To be fair I usually have the car cover in there too so that does add some padding.


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#1022431 - 04/10/15 01:30 PM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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ok i just wasn't sure with them being glass, i kinda thought that GM would have installed something to sort of hold them, like in the C4 Vette's. but the trunk it is!


Monte's I own
87 SS stock 305, 77 S coupe 427 race gas 4.11 gears
Monte's Ive sold
72 coupe 350/4, 73 S coupe 400/2, 74 S coupe 454/4, 76 Landau 350/4, 76 S coupe 400/4
#1022822 - 04/16/15 10:24 PM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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I've done both; in the bags, of course, but in the trunk or backseat, if I don't have time to get them to the trunk smile


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#1022860 - 04/17/15 11:20 AM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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put them in the trunk in bags, never ever had a issue


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#1023639 - 04/29/15 01:58 PM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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It seems trunk in there bags is the way to go!

#1024526 - 05/17/15 03:23 PM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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I gently place them in the back seat. And I ride all day like this

#1024529 - 05/17/15 05:42 PM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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The F-bodys got bags with straps that hook onto brackets in the trunk to secure them, too bad they didn't do the same in G-bodys.


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#1024679 - 05/20/15 04:33 PM Re: what do yall do with yalls T-tops? [Re: WPV]  
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I have a packing blanket in the trunk. I put them in my factory bags, then wrap them in the packing blanket. They are always nice and insulated. Never a problem.


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