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3rd Gen Convertibles

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Two-Bit
Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 8:20 am
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Who owns one? i have seen very few in this area of connecticut and i absolutely love them! only problem is that GM doesn't make the motors for the tops anymore so if it breaks you're out of luck. anyone know which models have the convertible top and how much do they normally go for?
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Not entirely sure what you are asking. You would like to know which models had convertibles? (all 3rd gen years? or a particular year?) Or you want the motor for the convertible top?
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I believe the convertible came back in '87. When i was looking for a Camaro over the last few years, the convertible was usualy a couple thousand more up to about 6 or 7 thousand more (Canadian $, that is).

Someday i'd like to get a triple black '92 Z28 convertible, they look really good. 8)
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:05 pm
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no no no i meant which 3rd gen years had the best convertibles and what kind were they (z28 iroc etcc)..also are they easy to keep maintained or are the tops notorious for ripping and malfunctioning.
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Well i know IROC had a convertible option, cause i looked at one once that was for sale. Not sure what other models during the IROC years. Z28 in '91 and '92 cause i've seen a few around and they look really good.

I would think that the motor used for the top would be the same for all models until the style change, at least. Don't know about malfunctioning etc, never owned, just looked. I think if you take care of the top you shouldn't have much problem with it ripping. Of course if someone sticks a knife into it, that can be a problem, as for wear and tear though, take care of it and it should last quite a while. Probably need replacing eventually, after all it's a part on teh vehicle and most parts wear out.

Hope my babbling and thinking aloud helps a bit. good luck.
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You could get a Base Convertible, LT Convertible, IROC-Z Convertible and Z28 Convertible.
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hey im new to this site im from the vifbody.ca site and id just liek to say that ihave an 88 convertable and its been a 15 year old top in mint condition still and has not leaked its got 165 xxx on it and i drive it all year round. there was only 1 previous owner and he was a GM dealer in vancouver. mine doesnt have a motor its manual but theres the switch int he middle where the window switch is to pull the latch up so i can fold it down i have the rag stuff and its damn expensive to get a new one
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eltonz wrote:
hey im new to this site im from the vifbody.ca site and id just liek to say that ihave an 88 convertable and its been a 15 year old top in mint condition still and has not leaked its got 165 xxx on it and i drive it all year round. there was only 1 previous owner and he was a GM dealer in vancouver. mine doesnt have a motor its manual but theres the switch int he middle where the window switch is to pull the latch up so i can fold it down i have the rag stuff and its damn expensive to get a new one


Welcome to the Camarosource.ca message board Eltonz,

I'm assuming you have the LO3 5.0 V8 305 TBI? Which transmission do you have? (stock)?
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thanks

I have the 700r4 auto 4 speed with OD stock
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Posted: Sun May 04, 2003 7:01 pm
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Hi, I also have an 88 Iroc-Z Convertible! It is a manual top, I see no option in the service books for a power top in 1988. I am just finishing the restoration of the powertrain (Body is mint). Previous owner garaged the car for its life, no winters. Then some brainstorm to use a convertible for drag racing! Now have restored TPI motor back in, changed the rear from 3.73 Drum to 3.2? Disc. While I was at it I thought that a 350TPI was the better way to go. So now I have a 350 w/700R4 in an 88 IROC convertible.
 


 

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