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Old 06-09-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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Creating a custom convertible

My friend and I had an interesting idea a few days ago. We would like to create a convertible minivan.

Basically we would like to cut the roof off a minivan, while keeping the functionality of all the doors, seat belts etc. We are very mechanically inclined and have access to all the tools. We would even be willing to install a roll cage if we have to. I just read over most of the MVA and I didnít find any part which specifically prohibited this kind off modification.

What would we have to do to accomplish this legally? Thanks



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doesnt the headrest have to be made out of steel or something.... not sure if thats a law though.....
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:46 PM   #3
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how would you keep the door in the back working if the top support will be cut?
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how would you keep the door in the back working if the top support will be cut?
The hatch door would be welded shut as we would have no need for it.
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You can virtually guarantee traffic police attention. If the van doesn't have a frame (unibody) you will immediately be removed from the highway. If it does, you will probably still end up with a VI if you can't show that you have passed one with the vehicle in this condition. As always, if you are going to try this, I would work hand in hand with your favorite inspection facility to make sure that they will pass whatever you are going to do, before you do it.
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good luck trying to get that **** to seal properly, and have no wind noise. Doesn't same van already have a panoramic roof? I wonder how much R&D that cost the automaker?

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Changing the body style requires a mandatory inspection before the car goes back on the road.
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lol Top Gear did it, and make sure u drive it through a car wash when u build it
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:13 AM   #9
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Your gonna need some soarta roll cage.... definite frame damage
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Serious body re-enforcement> start with the newer model (96-01) and make it nice otherwise it will look too back yard and will get you pulled over more. I would just make a retractable roof but keep the sides
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