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Targa shelf weight limit?

I'm wondering how much is okay to put in the back of a 911SC Targa. I am picking up an 8000 BTU AC tomorrow. I think the targa would be easy in/easy out, but I'm not sure if that's too much weight on the seats when folded down.

I tried doing a search, but haven't found anything. Maybe someone has an interesting story or two?

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Why not just rent a truck from home/depot for a few hours. In Seattle its $20 for 4hrs. 911 isnt the right car for this job. Any damage done will cost far more than a rental.
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I SECOND rent a truck.......you don't want to hurt even a targa.
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Got it, won't use the targa. Thought it might be fun, but I suppose not very fun if something goes wrong.

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If you must, be sure to pull both front seats fully forward and place a doubled-over blanket on their backs - you do not want to rip or mar the back of the seat. As you and a friend guide the box in, be very mindful that the two corners of the box do not scrape the defrost lines on the inside of the back window (lovely thing that window...).

Then again you might want to borrow a car if not rent?
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I used to put a keg of beer in the back seat of my old 1970, didn't seem to bother it at all. Don't think I would do it know, I'd probably have a hernia... Window units aren't as heavy as they used to be, maybe forty pounds. Shouldn't be a problem at all, luggage weighs more.
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The unit is only 60 lbs or so.

Why wouldn't the rear seats hold up ?
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About the heaviest thing iv had back there is 4 or 5 bungles of shingles and they are about 70lbs each. Had another 4 or so up front in the trunk. No problem. But Id consider putting it on a blanket on the front seat it would just be easier to load. Im a scrapper and iv hauled plenty of a/c units home in the 911. Usually on someones lap in the passenger seat. The biggest things iv had in there are two panasonic CS-A700 speakers and two adult passengers. It was tight but when you find good stuff on the road cant leave it behind. I need a roof rack like my mini has.
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I used to put a keg of beer in the back seat of my old 1970, didn't seem to bother it at all. Don't think I would do it know, I'd probably have a hernia... Window units aren't as heavy as they used to be, maybe forty pounds. Shouldn't be a problem at all, luggage weighs more.
Not as heavy as a keg, but my Targa has been the delivery vehicle for some beer at one of our events.

40lbs should be fine. Easy loading/unloading with the roof off.

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It might be the best ac your car ever gets.
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I’ve had 150 lbs of dogs in the back of mine.
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It might be the best ac your car ever gets.
Ha!

Or maybe you could just balance it on top. Targas are awesome. Here we are with some "found" treasure.

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Back in the days i used to cart my Marshall Half Stack to shows in my 914.
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I'm not sure what is is in pounds, or kilos for that matter. But one fat girl or two skinny girls is about all the car can take.
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Back in the days i used to cart my Marshall Half Stack to shows in my 914.
is that what bent the trunk?
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It might be the best ac your car ever gets.


No pictures, but a few years ago my Dad and I transported a stovetop in his '70 Targa. My main concern with the AC was the pressure on the seatbacks from a the smaller denser AC, but it looks like things would've worked out given everyone's experience. That said, I wussed out and used the other car, so the Targa remains without AC.
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I use my 911 to carry stuff all the time! Despite having a Tacoma I could use, I'd much rather drive the 911 if it's any distance.

One trick I use is to remove the passenger seat to make more room. Here's a trip to IKEA Atlanta a few years ago:



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Not as heavy as a keg, but my Targa has been the delivery vehicle for some beer at one of our events.

40lbs should be fine. Easy loading/unloading with the roof off.



Love This Pic ..Shiner Bock ..My favourite US beer ! ..... Sean is this going to be a staple at HCR in the future ?
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I've hauled a bigass over the range microwave that took up most of that area. It was pretty heavy, and it was fine.
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Targas are allowed to be used like trucks because they are ugly and not worth any money. Carry on!
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