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I don't know if it is possible, but could you modify an Insight to become a convertable, just a question, because I think it would be totally awesome. The Insight reminds me of a Toyota MR2, which is a convertable and that is a nice looking car, but i'm looking for a hybrid and there isn't a convertable in the market. So I was thinking that it might be possible to modify the Insight
 

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With enough money, anything is possible.

In reality, I don't think it would be reasonable, for many reasons.

Some (or at least one) have installed a sunroof.
 

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Hi Evan-

Welcome! I am afraid I agree with Holicow. I suspect that the aluminum body/chassis would have to be stiffened up significantly to prevent it from buckling like a soda can the first time you hit a big bump or dip. It is an interesting thought though. :wink:
 

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Hmm, why didn't I think of that? Though instead of a convertible, I'd much rather turn it into a cabriolet. Sounds expensive though since you'd need the frame strengthened a bunch.
 

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Hmm, why didn't I think of that? Though instead of a convertible, I'd much rather turn it into a cabriolet. Sounds expensive though since you'd need the frame strengthened a bunch.
I'm glad I am not the only one that has wondered about a convertible or cabriolet insight. Maybe with a nice roll bar its possible.
 

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The model I have is a Hollandia Stratus 300







It was put in by the previous owner, but I love it - especially the auto-close when the key is turned off, plus the one button full pop or 2nd button to full open (or up/down for anywhere in between - but I never use them except to reset the 1/2 buttons when I reset the 12v).

Add the built in sunshade (a requirement here in Texas) and I'm quite happy with it - especially this time of the year.
 
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