The Targa option is a valid idea. I believe they swapin a few bits from the Convertible (around the windshield), cut the roof off back of the seats leaving the rear quarter panels and windows alone. Then they sell you a section that snaps into the gap when you need to be weather tight. Unique look, and preserves about half the unibody rigidity you need (if you're smart, you add big subframe connectors and a strut tower brace at the same time).
I found a T-Top company that USED to do Mustangs (they still list Mustangs on their information), but their site has no information about their Mustang work, just Nissan and GM. I fear my information might be stale - T-Tops are quite rare over here now, other than older GM products (and the last gen 300ZX cars).
The company that has been selling the Targa top kits may be in trouble, too (their web site is still down). I'll post it here later anyway, with a note that it might re-open.
T-top install would be fairly routine for a master fabricator, though I think it would be wise to purchase a GM kit (probably for a camaro) to modify to fit a Mustang. The key would be the glass panels, which would be pricey to reinvent. In all likelihood their curvature would be similar to a Mustang, but not a perfect match (thinking back, NONE of the T-tops were ever a "perfect match"). Lots of cutting and welding is involved, and the car will definitely gain weight from all the bracing needed to preserve unibody integrity.
Originally Posted by Chrome Cavalry View Post
thanks triple, that would be great.
I think the T-Top is a great look, for me its more than a compromise, its actually better than the full convertible, looks great and is functional.
It would be great if you found that site!
Ps....what are the mechanics of getting a T-Top made? Could a custom styler/tuner get it done for you as a one-off??