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cabriolet problems :(

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Solly, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    I've been wondering i keep seeing people mentioning they have a convertible. im wondering how do i make my cabriolet into a convertible? :S
     
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    By changing what you call is is my best guess.

    Semantics?
     
  4. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    Interesting :)
     
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    I thought they was called drop-tops?

    Now i'm all confused.
     
  6. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    i think thats the american word or maybe the word used for a poor mans roof ie. rover 200 cabriolet?
     
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    Easy, just stop using french words even though you're english.
     
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    So where does this leave soft-tops and hard-tops?
     
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    Soft-tops belong over in the gay corner with cabrios and convertibles.
    Hard-tops can hang around with the rest of the normal cars.
     
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  10. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    oh right so u own a soft top tooooo :), wicked soft top FRIENDS!!!
     
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    Sorry, I prefer them hard. :undwech:
     
  12. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    dont we all ;)
     
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    So hold on, if a drop top is a poorly built roof, I'm assuming a rag top is recycled from parts of other cabriolets/convertibles?
     
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    Don't get Ads started on soft and hard; you'll never know where it will end up.

    To me Cabriolet / Rag top (makes me think of XR3i) / Soft top is a car with fabric hood

    Convertible is more a word I think of using with SLK / 3 Coupe (latest) - e.g. hard to convertible - why I have no idea. But then maybe I'd call an S2000 a cconvertible as you can replace the soft top for a hard skin.

    Oh fawk knows; now I'm even more confused than you lot.
     
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    Usually up the bum.



    Sorry, I went too far. :3sadwalk:



    So, what about sunroofs???
    And are they still called that at night?
     
  16. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    ah i see so if a rag top is a cabriolet then a hard top can also be classed as a convertible, due to the fact the later cars can be either a hard or soft top. But then it goes back to soft top which is the same as a clothtop/ragtop? all in all there just classed as folding roofs?
     
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    Is that an apology to the forum, or to the receiver??

    And I don't think they are, as if you have black headlining on the car, you just pretend you don't have a sun roof until it's light again
     
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    Some roofs dont fold though, like the ones on a VW beetle, they just squish up.
     
  19. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    like the ones also on a fiat 500, citroen c3, mini cooper and a nissan micra?
     
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    The very same. So these fall outside the 'folding top' mould.
     
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    squish tops?
    cabriolets are the ones with just the middle of the roof goes away, convertible the whole thing goes down, the side pillars the lot.
    cabriolet and targa are the same, panoramic sunroof too.
     
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  23. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    side pillars go down i wonderd where mine went when my windows went down :s that explains it. :D
     
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    so an a2 with a panoramic sunroof is or isn't a convertible, going on your definition
     
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    But what about targa roofs ;)
     
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    a2 with panoramic is a cabriolet, OBVIOUSLY.
     
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    targa is a cabriolet. not a convertible tho, nor a hard top, squish top, or cloth top
     
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    Sorry mate, obviously not as knowlegeable as you.

    What are 'tin tops' then?
     
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    Is the pub closed?
     
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    What do you mean, this is a 'what's a car called when its roof not solid' thread, and we are exploring all the options
     
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    i've been a mechanic for a week so know quite a bit.
    a tin top, the hard removable roofs. turning the car from a hardtop to a *convertable in seconds!



    *deffo not a cabriolet though
     
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    Defensive! :lmfao:
     
  33. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    derrr! jeez
     
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    So a bugatti veyron with the removable roof(that stays in a solid state) is a 'tin top'
     
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    I didn't like what you were implying :lmfao:
     
  36. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    super karl being a mechanic for such a great deal of time have you ever done a cabriolet conversion before?
     
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    I think they got this convertible a bit wrong....

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's not a convertible, that's a tintop
     
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    Its got a pretty good personalised reg though.
     
  40. Solly

    Solly My XBL GT - ii solly uk ii

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    tin top if i ever saw one
     
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    I thought this was a tin top....

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well that seems to combine both rag and tin top..
     

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