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Speed metal 09-12-2017 07:43 PM

Cab back to Targa! Project "BugBug" goes back to where he once belonged
Just like the title says, I'm turning a targa back to a targa. PO Cab'd it with what looks to be factory pieces. The only parts that I'm guessing that can be repurposed would be the front latches?

Also: I have the substructure, and inner and outer targa trim and the glass. Our host has a whack of seals that I will need. Anyone able to shortlist them for me?

Oh and ive searched like mad for a thread or pics of someone re-targa-ing a former targa from cab.. A few from Targa to cab but not many the other way around. If someone knows of one, thatd be great!

Thanks Fellas!!

McLovin 09-12-2017 07:47 PM

Not all heroes wear capes.

universeman 09-13-2017 07:11 AM



964TargaC2 09-13-2017 07:53 AM

Before you get in too deep you will need the rear glass seal which is no longer available new

DC automotive shows used at a couple of hundred bucks

You should contact Dan at carsinctarga tops, he can tell you exactly what you will need. The new seal for the windshield frame to top is too large for early cars (I think its ok for 964) Dan manufactures the correct seal

Good luck on a noble adventure

Speed metal 09-13-2017 08:39 AM

Are you talking about the glass seal itself? It looks like pelican has them in stock.
Thanks for the carsinctarga tops tip.
Ill get some pics up when I begin.

964TargaC2 09-13-2017 02:26 PM

Yes the seal for the rear window and I would ask Pelican to check their inventory, if you find that they have it and its original Porsche let me know I will buy one..I dont want Uro or similar..;

Dmitry at Pelican Parts 09-13-2017 02:37 PM

Just checked, the part is NLA unfortunately.

picinkoff 09-13-2017 05:16 PM

Cab back to Targa! And cab parts that are reusable?
What year is your Targa?
Do you need this part:911-565-090-47
Targa - Cabriolet Windshield Frame Seal

Speed metal 09-13-2017 05:21 PM

I do have that seal. Thanks!
So Dmitry@Pelican, no repro seals even?

Speed metal 09-13-2017 09:28 PM


Home! And cleaned up a bit.

Couldn't resist! Haaha!! I cant wait. This stupid rag needs to go..

Is this goodie reusable?

All the goodies, not including the glass I have. Pretty Stoked!

The fella that did the cab conversion didn't bugger anything up as far as I can tell.
Valve adjust tomorrow, and the search goes on for a top for alignment then bye bye Rag That Does Not Belong.

Joe Bob 09-14-2017 05:11 AM

It looks in better shape than mine, if you can CAREFULLY remove it I could be interested in it and the other side......

megerian 09-14-2017 07:14 AM

Was it a power cab top? I may be interested in some of the parts you remove

Speed metal 09-14-2017 09:52 AM

Joe Bob, Megerian: That whole top is for sale once I pull it. Its in nice shape. Id also trade it off for stuff...

Pehlen 09-16-2017 03:56 AM

Quick side question - who makes that front valence?

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Speed metal 09-16-2017 11:44 PM

Pehlen, no idea.. It was in 3 pieces when I bought the car.. A tube of panel bond and some expanded metal later its ok.. Gt has a really similar one if not the same one.
3 pieces-because too low! Heads up

nvr2mny 09-17-2017 07:21 AM

Just a thought but you could convert to a soft window??? Speedo over on earlyS (I think Lars here?) converted a hard back window to a softie (on a long hood) and it came out fantastic, oh and it's for sale CHEAP. I've never seen one done on a short hood let alone wide body short hood. Could be um.....unusual. It's your slate, have fun.

RSBob 09-17-2017 09:04 AM

+1. Had the same thought when first started reading. It would make the car unique and maybe more desirable.

Only downside is that they are notorious leakers, but the glass window targas are tough enough to keep the water out. (I owned one)

Speed metal 09-17-2017 10:06 AM

Soft window huh? It crossed my mind. I have the glass already though...
What would I need to make it happen? I'm guessing that the back window is hens teeth

rwest 09-17-2017 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by Speed metal (Post 9740775)
Soft window huh? It crossed my mind. I have the glass already though...
What would I need to make it happen? I'm guessing that the back window is hens teeth

Here's a thread- seems like a ton of work and cash.

nvr2mny 09-17-2017 11:58 AM

Actually there's a gent over on earlyS that offers the entire kit but I have no idea of costs. It won't be cheap for sure but could be way cool.

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