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The Vert Thread - general information & owners list

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Update - hi, sorry this hasn't been updated recently, I'll give it a go if you can post again on the thread if you are current vert owners. Katy (Aug 2012)

A resource page for convertible, cabriolet, vert, soft-top Celica owners & a thread to discuss the peculiarities of ownership. Owners list, issues with (some) links, vert threads, history & pics.

Please add your vert photos & see if you can come up with other owners. biggrin.gif

VERT OWNERS - old & new

misterC (2) TA40 Griffith Sunchaser 1981, 1600cc 2T-B engine, 5-speed T50 manual gearbox

Rare RHD car

misterC (2) RA42 Griffith Sunchaser 1981, 2200cc 20R engine, 3-speed auto gearbox, power steering

US-spec LHD car

Old Red Celica AVON (3)

ams (4)

pikeycockney (4)

KingFu (4)

redtarga (4)

Zizzi (4)

Geryatrix (5)

Lozenge (5) - SOLD

craigyk (5)

pete66 (5)

tina (5)

kevst183 (5)

VmaxGaz (5)

judywgolfer (5)

irish medic (5)

nomad38 (5)

deanbean (5)

rammers (5)

2diffs (5)

mike2001 (5)

johndps (6)

coughdrop (6)

mattos888 (6)

timmo (6)

ln1234 (6) - SOLD

cabrioman (6)

highroller (6) - SOLD

Just-Toyota-Spares (6)

Nicki (6)

helens2701 (6)

Quaidy (6)

karawara88 (6)

d4vidh (6)

sivo (6)

bwclan (6)

topshed (6)

Nicola67

arizona

Gen6GT

sheep

Fizzy (sold to KevGT)

Kev_GT

jeffrosie

karawara88

markyboy1967

adi786

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ISSUES - please send info

Repair & services/suppliers - Autohoods+ Soft Tops, 260 Knights Hill SE27 0QP, 020 8670 6160.

History - SEE FOOT OF PAGE

PREVIOUS VERT-RELATED THREADS (sorry these are from the old forum & links no longer work)

Gen 1 pic

G5 rattles

Alternative verts

Gen 4 rebuild

converting a ST205

modded G4 vert

hood care

hood cleaning

values

G7 vert

for sale

versatility

getting wet

speakers

hood replacement

rear window mechanism

history

hood part numbers

Gen 4 interior

RA28

Gen 5 model nos

5 vert info

pros & cons

HISTORY see Silver GT's website http://www.yellowsun...uide/index.html

GENERATION 2 In 1980 Griffith International in America created a convertible based on the Coupe, the Sunchaser, and a year later a Targa top version of the liftback, the TX22. 12 Sunchasers were sold in the UK (built by Aston Martin Tickford), and 8 TX22s.

80sunchaser.jpg81tx22.jpg

Sunchaser (there was one at JAE 05 & 06) and TX22

Other Sunchaser info - http://www.pitt.edu/...r/history1.html

http://www.toyotasun...r.com/MyCar.php

see page 2 for a few more pics

GENERATION 3

brochure - http://www.yellowsun...atrixindex.html

matrix01-300.jpg

GENERATION 4

Celica GT Cabriolet 3S-GE 1998cc 147bhp/132lbft dates 10/86 to 01/88 - ST162

87cabrio200.jpg

GENERATION 5

92convert1.jpg

GENERATION 6

Celica GT Cabriolet 3S-GE 1998cc 168?173bhp/137lbft dates 09/94 to 10/99 - ST202

96cabrio200.jpg

non-production models - see page 2 for pics

Edited by Old Red Celica

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dregs recued from the lost thread........

dublet wrote:

There's more vert owners than gen 4 owners.

true enough

ln1234 wrote:

I still think it's a good idea for a separate forum

CubicIncubi wrote:

we have more vert owners than gen 4 owners Laughing

if gen 4 can have a forum so can verts Razz

pete66 wrote:

It would be good to have all the vert info in one place. ..

Lozenge wrote:

Really could do with a Vert Forum..........anyone know why this has not happened yet? Will it ever happen?

craigyk wrote:

I Have a Gen 5 a forum for the verts would be a good idea keep them all in one place.

So how about it Admin? Pretty please Smile

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I suppose its a nice idea though I'm not sure theres enough specific stuff to discuss about convertibles :D

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I suppose its a nice idea though I'm not sure theres enough specific stuff to discuss about convertibles  :D

Plenty of specific issues;

Fabric care

Model & part numbers

Soft-top mechanisms

Pitfalls & benefits of vert ownership

Repair & services/suppliers

Finding a tonneau

Original documents

History

... all different for convertibles

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I suppose its a nice idea though I'm not sure theres enough specific stuff to discuss about convertibles  :D

Agreed, surely the stuff you need info on are Gen Specific rather than needing a Vert Forum? Or maybe I'm wrong?

It would open the floodgates for people, (as already started re: autos, for members wanting other specific forums? Turbo forum. Nitrous forum. Lagoon Blue Gen 7 forum.........

I'm not knocking the idea, just my opinion. Would love a drop top.

(please don't section me off when organising the JAE stand coughdrop!)

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I don't really see the harm in it if it will stop them moaning that they haven't got a forum,but as Arvi says, it might open the floodgates.

Perhaps all the classifications need a re-jig? When I want to ask about a mod, should it go in the mod forum, or the Gen-7 forum so as not to bore all the gen 1-6 owners? But hey, it's sort of audio related, so should it go in there? :D

What will happen to 5th gen convertable owners who are interested in a soft-top mod? Where would they post? :lol:

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All very interesting thoughts, but still should not prevent us asking for a Forum. The majority of vert owners answering on the lost thread wanted a Forum & I think its useful for us to try & justify why on this thread. I'm sure when they've spotted the new thread we will get some further opinions.

It may be that a sticky in GD is enough to keep the key vert information safe.

some previous vert-related threads (ln1234 had more)

Gen 1 pic http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...1088&highlight=

G5 rattles http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...8718&highlight=

Alternative verts http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...0820&highlight=

Gen 4 rebuild http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...4067&highlight=

converting a ST205 http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...6691&highlight=

modded G4 vert http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...3889&highlight=

hood care http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...5545&highlight=

values http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...5521&highlight=

G7 vert http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...2025&highlight=

F/S http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...8760&highlight=

versatility http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...7887&highlight=

getting wet http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...6480&highlight=

speakers http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...6127&highlight=

hood replacement http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...2357&highlight=

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All very interesting thoughts, but still should not prevent us asking for a Forum. The majority of vert owners answering on the lost thread wanted a Forum & I think its useful for us to try & justify why on this thread. I'm sure when they've spotted the new thread we will get some further opinions.  

It may be that a sticky in GD is enough to keep the key vert information safe.

some previous vert-related threads (ln1234 had more)

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...1088&highlight=

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...8718&highlight=

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...0820&highlight=

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...4067&highlight=

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...6691&highlight=

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...3889&highlight=

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...5545&highlight=

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...5521&highlight=

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...2025&highlight=

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...8760&highlight=

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...7887&highlight=

http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...6480&highlight=http://www.celica-club.info/forum/viewtopi...&highlight=

Surely this club must have some rules? :D If it's just a case of getting enough members to vote for it, then bring it on and let democracy decide it...

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There's no rush  :D  Lets enjoy the discussions...

Sorry, that came across wrong - I was just wondering how the creation of fora was decided within the club...

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Well I suspect it gets raised in the staff room, admin take a view & post their answer.... Although on other sites I have seen far more fora, there may be good reason to limit them.

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It would open the floodgates for people, (as already started re: autos, for members wanting other specific forums? Turbo forum. Nitrous forum. Lagoon Blue Gen 7 forum.........

We already have a GT4 forum. :lol:

Same thing, IMHO. Is there such a harm in having another seperate forum to dealwith those issues? The vert drivers might become more active if they have a place to go to discuss their toplessness. If it proves to be impopular (gen 4 topic, anyone?) it could always be merged with existing forums. :D

Perhaps all the classifications need a re-jig? When I want to ask abouta mod, should it go in the mod forum, or the Gen-7 forum so as not to bore all the gen 1-6 owners? But hey, it's sort of audio related, so should it go in there?

So let's just have one general discussion topic. :roll: Audio mods go in the Audio forum (which should really be a subforum of the mods forum, IMHO), other mods go in the mods forum, and generation specific things go in the generation specific forum. How is that confusing? :?

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Guest Lozenge

wrote a response in favour of vert forum - submitted and it never posted! v frustrating. So can only be bothered to say Give Us Our Forum - please.............................

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Guest CubicIncubi

I'm all for a convertible forum - it'll probs see more traffic than the gen 4 forum (as previously pointed out)

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Admin why don't you do this on a trial basis temp to perminat. Its not like you have ignored the rest of us whom wanted the post count to remain :wink: , as Dublet has said there is a GT4 section so why not a vert section. Also whilst you guys are at it create a technical document section as well, that is needed also.

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i think it'll also be good for future reference point. Right now, if i want to do a search for convertible topics, it's not that easy as people use many different terms to define thier cars - i.e. convertble, cabriolet, ragtop, etc

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if its gonna cost money - I dont think we should have a vert forum, if not then why not, cant see their being too many posts in it to be honest, a bit like the g4 forum.

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I don't mean to sound rude or anything, perhaps I am just a bit nieve when it comes to convertable's, but do they really differ enough to warrant a dedicated forum section?

Apart from the lid, what's the difference, many other celica's have leather interiors. Essentially, the vert is a GT, and apart from the back lights, they are very much the same. It's understandable with the GT4's as they have a turbo, different engine parts, drive train, 4x4, body work, costings and lots of other subjects.

Just my 2pc.

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