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Offline ppablo8

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Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« on: Oct 26, 2009, 03:29:34 pm »
Does anyone have a complete boot for sale?  If so, how much and where are you?  If not what is a good one worth?  I need complete boot; all 3 parts but would consider 1 or 2 pieces also.  My phone is # 614-440-6087 and please call me anytime.  email is ppablo8@yahoo.com

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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 07, 2010, 12:00:24 am »
try www.convertibletopguys.com  i think the sell it for like $560 with a manual and tension cables, i'm going to be puchasing one myself pretty soon.
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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 07, 2010, 03:18:37 am »
Dude, this post is from october...and pablo wasn't even looking to buy one, he was just trying to get a price on one.
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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 07, 2010, 06:38:18 am »
IIRC he had another thread about this and I replied but no answer.  I have 2 boots and 1 vert.  BTW, the website does not have boots, only top parts.

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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 13, 2010, 02:33:40 am »
 Maybe i'm a bit confused if a "boot" is not a c-top what is it?
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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 13, 2010, 03:08:37 am »
It's the cover for the top when it is down.  Look at mine in my sig.

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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 13, 2010, 10:31:22 pm »
ah ha. yeah my pass. side cover latch is broken on my boot, pretty sure you can order them from toyota though.  the latch assm. is like $40 couldn't immagine what the whole boot would cost though.
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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 13, 2010, 10:40:52 pm »
ah ha. yeah my pass. side cover latch is broken on my boot, pretty sure you can order them from toyota though.  the latch assm. is like $40 couldn't immagine what the whole boot would cost though.

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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 14, 2010, 09:25:51 pm »
You'd be suprised.  I have access to the Electronic Parts Catalog with Toyota, they still have alot of things for the convertibles. check the screen shot.
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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 14, 2010, 11:30:14 pm »
but can you get them?  That is the question.  Just because it is in the catalog, doesn't mean they are available.  I am in need of some things for my vert but have been told they don't exist anymore anywhere.

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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 14, 2010, 11:34:31 pm »
for all parts unavailable the list price is $0. If a price is in the system the part is still available.
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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 15, 2010, 02:37:42 am »
So, if you can get the parts you need I would not waste any time getting them as they are getting more and more scarce.  Toyota carries "extra" parts for a limited time and they're gone.  I was one of the lucky few to get the quarter window rubbers (both sides) for my vert from the dealer.  Now I see that you can only get one side.  Pretty soon there won't be any unless repros are made.
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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 15, 2010, 11:12:41 am »
can you still get the rear seat latch covers?  I need one for each side.  The alignment pin for the top where it meets the windshield rail, the rubber gaskets on each side where the windows meet the top, etc.  Someone else here is looking for the rear seatback torsion bar/spring. 
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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 15, 2010, 04:24:38 pm »
can you still get the rear seat latch covers?  I need one for each side.  The alignment pin for the top where it meets the windshield rail, the rubber gaskets on each side where the windows meet the top, etc.  Someone else here is looking for the rear seatback torsion bar/spring. 

IIRC, the alignment pin can be found on Chrysler convertibles of the same vintage as the Celicas.
I doubt the torsion springs are available anymore. One might be able to have some custom springs manufactured if you had a batch made. What usually happens with the torsion springs is one end breaks off so they should be able to use the old one as a pattern.
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Re: Boot for 1985 GTS Convertible?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 15, 2010, 04:53:42 pm »
what about the seatback latch covers?