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Dahitman44

Trans Am T-Tops question?

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My wife wants a 77 or 78 Trans Am for her 40th B-Day. The problem is I understand that NO MATTER what you do they leak.

Is that more or less true? Something about them expanding and shrinking in the heat / cool weather and then they "warp"

While she does not plan to drive through a downpour it could happen cuz it would be considered a summertime Daily Driver.

Who can add info to this question?

thanks

Hitman

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I had a 78 from 80 to 84. no issues, but then it was pretty new. Wish I had it today.

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Yeah the guy said it doesn't leak - -hard to believe but they are after market so maybe not.

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They may not be aftermarket. If I remember correctly, a few of the 77/78 had "hurst" t-tops, late 78 they used fisher (GM) and 79 and after they were all GM.

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I owned and rebuit a 77 TA (miss this car lots)

I replaced the hurst seals with a kit from year one!

never leaked!! just make sure you have someone that knows what they are doing..

the sills (where the rubber seal goes on) needs to be a good surface no rust high spots ect..

if you prep the area properly you should have no problems ever

the hurst t-tops are much larger and heavier than the gm ones thats why there are some leak problems..

ROB 77 TA lover!

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My brother had one with T-tops. I loved that car, his stood out from about 99% of the ones you see- his was midnight blue metal flake and not the typical black you always see.

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