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Targa conversion?

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2005 XLR
Hello everybody, I am just throwing this idea out there and am curious if anybody has done this or thought about it. I am considering converting my XLR into a “targa”. Basically fixing the rear window section in place and fabbing some sort of latch and pin probably using the existing front latch system and some way to secure the back section of the top. I understand some people will think this is a stupid idea, but I think it would look awesome to be able to remove the center section of the top and be able to leave the rear window and small side windows in place. Thoughts and opinions welcome as well as any info if anyone has done this or even considered it.
 

Z1.

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Fallbrook
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Raven Black XLR
Good luck. You should be able to shave off around 50 lbs. off your XLR by removing the hydraulics. Maybe a way to go tonneau, where you can attach or detach the top and leave it at home and save another 150 lbs.
 
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2005 XLR
If I decide to go through with it I will post details for sure. I am still doing some research and was hoping I wasn’t the only person who had this idea. So far that seems to be the case. Thanks for your response, nice to see at least one person thinks it may be interesting!
 
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2005 XLR
Good luck. You should be able to shave off around 50 lbs. off your XLR by removing the hydraulics. Maybe a way to go tonneau, where you can attach or detach the top and leave it at home and save another 150 lbs.
 

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Grocery-Gtr

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Atlanta, GA
My XLR/V(s)
2005 XLR Xenon Blue, I call "Baby Blue."
Maybe you could form a snap in cover for the rear section of the conversion, it may give it that finished look people are talking about... Um just sayin
 
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2005 XLR
Maybe you could form a snap in cover for the rear section of the conversion, it may give it that finished look people are talking about... Um just sayin
Thinking about making one out of the tonneau section that I removed since I won’t need it anymore.
 

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