How to Create your own Convertible Car

neil on 08/12/2012 at 9:00 am, filed under OzBargain

Summer is in full swing but don’t you wish you had a convertible to drive around in? No need to spend money buying one as repairloader has come up with a great DIY infographic to turn your regular car into a convertible with only a couple of tools.

create your convertible infographic


  1. Brian mcgee:

    Theres a fair bit of strength in the car roof, so removing it will leave you with a significantly weakened vehicle. Factory convertibles are braced heavily in other places to compensate.
    Doing this would be a very ffolish thing to try.

    09/12/2012 @ 9:48 pm
  2. Bemused:

    So how do you turn it back into a regular sedan? By definition, a “convertible” *CONVERTS* between an open-topped, and enclosed, car.

    10/12/2012 @ 8:20 am
  3. I tried removing the roof but you will need a hoist aswel to remove this.

    18/12/2012 @ 6:50 pm
  4. Penelope Hanscom:

    It looks challenging but definitely a very good car project. My car would look great as a convertible and I hope we can pull this off. Thanks for posting this instruction.

    02/01/2013 @ 12:21 am
  5. Corvi:

    It can be risky to remove car roof from yourself. You must see a specialist who can look over all the possibilities and you can keep your car away from any damage.

    26/08/2013 @ 4:50 pm
  6. Russell T:

    I want to convert my Mitsubishi Lancer coupe to a convertible. I think it could be done, but I would get it done professionally if it was affordable. Does anyone know of a company in Perth who could do the job?

    19/03/2017 @ 2:50 am
  7. John:

    Does anybody know of reputable converters who can make my Ve connote 4 door into a soft op convertible?

    23/05/2017 @ 9:05 pm
  8. Larry:

    What they didn’t cover was the need to make a crossmember brace under the car or it will bend in the middle eventually.

    10/06/2017 @ 2:17 pm
  9. John Karagiannidis:

    Anyone out there who can provide names of firms that converts cars to convertibles.

    01/08/2017 @ 10:09 pm
  10. john Karagiannidis:

    Thanks everyone for your comments. Some helpful, some I chuckled at– how do you make it a sedan? well, you’d put the soft top up, wouldn’t you?

    Does anyone know of reputable licenced converters in Victoria?

    Yes Penelope, It is my project.

    02/08/2017 @ 1:42 pm
  11. Sorry for bothering,but I also want to turn my 1991 Alpina bmw 325i manual convertible into a automatic convertible.

    21/08/2017 @ 1:30 am

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