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    hi there

    can i turn my astar (MK5) into a fully functional convertible?

    And how much well it cost me?

    please reply bk

    thank you

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    Firstly, welcome to the site.

    I can't help you with your query really apart from to say that it will cost a lot to convert it, you are almost certainly better off selling your car and buying a twintop or (more cheaply) a Mk4 convertible. If you start doing major structural modifications such as removing the roof, you would also need to strengthen the chassis in order to keep the car's rigidity. A lot of the car's strength comes from the pillars and roof, as they prevent the chassis twisting during use.

    A quick tip for you too, is that you may find you will get better response if you post in a more appropriate section. I suggest the Mk5 Bodywork section or the Astra discussion section.

    One of the mods will be along to move this soon though I guess.

    Pete

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    Why not try and trade it in for a twintop?
    Its a jam thing

    Haec credam a deo pio, a deo justo, a deo scito?



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    between 1 and 2 grand i'd imagine, just trade it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkyG View Post
    between 1 and 2 grand i'd imagine, just trade it in.

    Its still far cheaper than retro modding your hatch to become a ragtop.
    Its a jam thing

    Haec credam a deo pio, a deo justo, a deo scito?



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    It's A silly idea, on such a new car I personally wouldn't risk ruining it. Mk4 convertables go for less than £8 now.
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    yes you could, but it will cost a lot, look shite and probably not work that well, why would you want to anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clemo SXi View Post
    Mk4 convertables go for less than £8 now.
    if only that were true i think you meant £8k
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    What an absolutely random request. Sell and buy a twintop.

    It will be worth scrap if you took a grinder to a mk5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam View Post
    Its still far cheaper than retro modding your hatch to become a ragtop.
    I meant to convert it!

    Agree with the scrap comment, noone would buy it over a twin top, it wouldn't be as good, and theres the risk it's done shoddily, noone would by it over a standard mk5.

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