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How much does it cost to change the normal car roof into a convertible roof?

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Lots!! you'll need a rag top,wiring to the body module and the electric motor to put the top up and down and you'll have to reinforce the frame of the car my advice would be if you want a convertible it would be cheaper to buy one

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    Norman Scott Reid Apr 15, 2014

    Unfortunately I would agree. I enjoy mine but it is a factory issue.

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