vert in winter?

Starbird

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Does anybody else live in a climate with snow? I have a 91 convertible, and i live in canada...im sure you already see the problem so im just wondering how the drop tops survive the winter.
Also for daily driving
 

cammerjeff

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Winter is very tough on any car, and even tougher on a convertible. It can and they have been driven in the winter, but if it is stored outdoors I would expect the top to start deteriorating.
 

GT_Indy

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I think the clear plastic rear window is most susceptible to the cold and salt, it can get brittle and crack. That is why I prefer the glass rear window with convertibles.

The vinyl top, I think it can hold up okay to the salt, but the salt will still wear it out over time. However I haven't tested that as I don't want to risk ruining my top. lol

As far as snow, not letting it pile up and weighing the top down is important. When I park my car for the winter its outside, and I carefully brush the top off with a soft brush after every snow fall.

With cold I think its important not to open the top, the material shrinks in the cold and you don't want it to shrink while open then risk stretching it or tearing it when trying to close it. (I've seen convertibles open in the winter. They must like the cold. lol).
 
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