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T-tops: Do yours leak?

Camaro Discussions (NON-TECHNICAL)

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/\ Topic. I've heard that alot leak, and alot don't. How do yours work out for you?
 

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guitarjunkie87 wrote:
/\ Topic. I've heard that alot leak, and alot don't. How do yours work out for you?


Well it doesn't rain as much here in California as in Washington but my Z28 Camaro (with T-top) hasn't leaked since I first purchased it in 1987! :lol: I still have the original rubber on it now. But since I'm in the middle of restoring it I'm going to replace all the molding for the T-top while I'm at it! :wink:
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mine leak, i plan to replace the seals this winter while in storage. i just put new interior in and dont need to ruin that so quickly!
'74 454 .030 Over 4.250 Stroke 489, SRP Forged 0.030 Flat Tops, Crane Z Blower .632/.632 244/256 Cam, Weiand 871 Roots Blower, 2 x 800cfm Barry Grant Speed Demon Carb, Procomp 320cc Heads Race Package, CSR Electric Water Pump, TH400 FUll Manual Reverse Valve Body Sportsman Trans Brake 3000 Stall, 9" Rearend 31 Spline 3.70 Gears.
 

 
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mine do when pressure washing but not from rain (third gen)
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1986 Sport Coupe - 350, Bored .030, KB Flat Top Pistons, 10.5:1 Compression Ratio, Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold, L31 Vortec heads, Comp Cams 12-234-2 (for now)
 

 
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i get like a drip here and there
but usually no

if thats the determining factor in getting a car, def go with the one with t-tops.

ive never seen a 4th gen leak enough to make me actually care

i literally get like a drip a month, its weird
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I've never had either leak from rain or washing.
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I had 2 4th gens, both with T-tops. They would only let in a drip or two when going through an automatic car wash. Other than that, none, but I'm sure they will all leak after enough years.
 

 
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My 3rd gen leaked like a sive.

My 4th gen doesn't leak a drop.


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both my 3rd gens leaked a bit, mostly only in carwashed. funny part is they are both hardtops ;) its just the seals that go
 

 
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MyT-tops only leak in high pressure stuff..butI wash my car with T-Tops off..always :)

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MyT-tops only leak in high pressure stuff..butI wash my car with T-Tops off..always :)

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lol
'74 454 .030 Over 4.250 Stroke 489, SRP Forged 0.030 Flat Tops, Crane Z Blower .632/.632 244/256 Cam, Weiand 871 Roots Blower, 2 x 800cfm Barry Grant Speed Demon Carb, Procomp 320cc Heads Race Package, CSR Electric Water Pump, TH400 FUll Manual Reverse Valve Body Sportsman Trans Brake 3000 Stall, 9" Rearend 31 Spline 3.70 Gears.
 

 
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T-Top guys, try washing your car with the tops off, it's awesome :D lol

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mine only leaked in ridiculous storms.
 

 
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Old Skool Soldier wrote:
T-Top guys, try washing your car with the tops off, it's awesome :D lol

-OSS

I guess if you run out of shampoo that would work
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only when it rains for about a day or two in a row. then i get a little. but car washes doesn't bother it. :)
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I just ordered got my new T-Top seals deliverd the other day, I'm hoping that will cure the small issue I had when pressure washing.
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magnum97 wrote:
I just ordered got my new T-Top seals deliverd the other day, I'm hoping that will cure the small issue I had when pressure washing.


where did ya get em?
'74 454 .030 Over 4.250 Stroke 489, SRP Forged 0.030 Flat Tops, Crane Z Blower .632/.632 244/256 Cam, Weiand 871 Roots Blower, 2 x 800cfm Barry Grant Speed Demon Carb, Procomp 320cc Heads Race Package, CSR Electric Water Pump, TH400 FUll Manual Reverse Valve Body Sportsman Trans Brake 3000 Stall, 9" Rearend 31 Spline 3.70 Gears.
 

 
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Mine don't gush, but they will drip a drop or two every now and then. It is the seals that are important because if you take care of them then your problems should be limited. When I got my car the t-tops where not what was important, the V-8, 5-speed trans., and the 25th Anniversary Wheels, is what caught my eye. The T-tops where what I call an added bonus, but I like them any way even though they do add some wind noise, I'm sure that a hard-top would not have. Any way T-Tops are great, if they don't leak.
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Mine used to never leak, but then after I drove it through a car wash the leaking started....lol
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