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Unofun

Member
tops,
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Unofun

Member
Targa top, Windshields, engine parts and tins, Electric car motors, New style LED type 5 and 6 gauges with the senders, Hoods front and rear, Lower front panels, fiberglass seats, lower rear panels, Tr-7 tail lights, wiper shafts, custom wheels with new tires, IRS trans and VW pan, various type carbs, top rams both hydraulic and linear, Custom pumps of various types, relays, Side pods, window latches, and much, much more.... ALL my cars are complete so I don't need to keep all this.
 

lykip

New member
Hi,
I am interested in the targa top. Do you have any pictures and would you know if it would take much modification to fit a sebring turbo?
I also need to know how to contact.
Thanks!!!
 

Unofun

Member
The red v6 t top was sold 3 weeks ago. It will be going to the Bay area once I finally get the vaccine..
Greg Hampton 209-402-9748
 

farfegnubbin

Site Owner
Staff member
Hi,
I am interested in the targa top. Do you have any pictures and would you know if it would take much modification to fit a sebring turbo?
I also need to know how to contact.
Thanks!!!
The Sebring had two different models, the original (which we now sometimes call the Gen 1 just to differentiate it) and the Sebring Turbo (which had nothing to do with turbos.) Anyhow, BOTH of them use different canopies than the Sterling, and the canopy for the Sebring Turbo is also very different from the Gen 1. The canopies on a Sterling and Sebring are superficially similar but I predict they would be very difficult to retrofit. Even if you could get the border and body lines to match, the lifting hinges and the underside contours of the tops are different. It's in that category of "anything is technically possible," but please know that those canopies were not meant to be compatible/swap-able.

There is debate (mostly solved) as to whether the Sebring used the exact windshield as the Sterling. Years ago I would have bet they were identical. Since then we know of an owner of a Sebring Turbo who bought a Sterling windshield and said it was very similar but that the convexity was different and it didn't fit. We still haven't 100% confirmed whether the windshield for the Sebring Gen 1 is the same or different than the Sterling. I still am guessing that those two are identical based on other context clues in the shape of the respective canopies.
 

Unofun

Member
The Sebring had two different models, the original (which we now sometimes call the Gen 1 just to differentiate it) and the Sebring Turbo (which had nothing to do with turbos.) Anyhow, BOTH of them use different canopies than the Sterling, and the canopy for the Sebring Turbo is also very different from the Gen 1. The canopies on a Sterling and Sebring are superficially similar but I predict they would be very difficult to retrofit. Even if you could get the border and body lines to match, the lifting hinges and the underside contours of the tops are different. It's in that category of "anything is technically possible," but please know that those canopies were not meant to be compatible/swap-able.

There is debate (mostly solved) as to whether the Sebring used the exact windshield as the Sterling. Years ago I would have bet they were identical. Since then we know of an owner of a Sebring Turbo who bought a Sterling windshield and said it was very similar but that the convexity was different and it didn't fit. We still haven't 100% confirmed whether the windshield for the Sebring Gen 1 is the same or different than the Sterling. I still am guessing that those two are identical based on other context clues in the shape of the
 

Unofun

Member
I have never heard or seen of a T top sebring BUT they often have universal sun roofs added. I don't know much about servings as I have had a ALOT of sterlings but never seem one in person.
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
Hi,
I am interested in the targa top. Do you have any pictures and would you know if it would take much modification to fit a sebring turbo?
I also need to know how to contact.
Thanks!!!
Sterling parts will not fit the Sebring. The canopy is a different shape.
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
Everything but the VW stuff about it is differant.... I have never heard or seen a T-top sebring although I have seen a few with universal sunroofs.
Yep, never seen a T-top Sebring. Sunroofs were pretty common though. Makes me wonder if they (ARX/Bremen) couldn't figure out how to do a T-top.
 

Rickieh

Member
What modifications would need to be done for the digital dash? what is the dash from? Can the wires from my analog gauges wire direct to the digital dash?
 

farfegnubbin

Site Owner
Staff member
That dash is from an aftermarket company called Dakota Digital. You can see some of their products here.

That dash wouldn't wire up directly to your dash wiring, but it could be made to work. The whole point of their company is to make aftermarket gauges that can be used in custom cars. But you would need some different senders, such as a different sender to the speedometer, oil temp, tachometer, etc. You can see some of Dakota Digital's sensors/senders here under "accessories." There's a chance you MIGHT be able to graft into and use some wires that are already there if there happen to be enough wires going to the location of the old sender (whichever one you're working on at a given moment) just so you wouldn't have to pull new wires. (In other words, you'd cut the wires off both ends, at the old gauge and the old sender if there is one, and just use the raw wires that might already be there.) But that leaves a lot of mystery insofar as it's often very difficult to know where wires go and what else they might be connected to. The cleanest solution is usually to run new wires so you know exactly what you have.

For some gauge functions there might already be a VW sender and wiring present, like for temp. But for other functions like the speedo, there definitely wouldn't be existing wires because the VW speedo wasn't electronic, it was purely mechanical.

I didn't dig deep into the Dakota Digital site just now but I know in the past I found pretty good documentation on how to hook things up on their site. As Sterling projects go, hooking up a digital dash like that is about mild-to-moderate difficulty. It's not like grafting in a different engine. But it can be a pain in the butt to route those new wires.
 
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