How to Remove a 1984 Corvette Targa Top

by Keith Perry
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The 1984 Chevrolet Corvette was a completely redesigned model. The body, chassis, transmission, brakes and interior were all new. One of the major design features was a removable roof panel. The roof panel was secured in each corner with a Torx bolt, and Chevrolet supplied a special tool for removal. The Targa top provided the security of a hard top when installed and the open-air experience of a comfortable when removed.

Step 1

Park the Corvette on a level surface.

Step 2

Lower the driver and passenger windows.

Step 3

Open the driver and passenger doors.

Step 4

Open the rear glass hatch using the release located in the center console between the seats.

Step 5

Loosen the four bolts securing the removable Targa top to the body, using the Chevrolet roof removal tool.

Step 6

Grasp the roof panel with a hand on the front and back of it. Tilt the front edge of the roof up and lift the roof panel from the car.

Step 7

Store the Targa top in the rear cargo hatch of the 1984 Corvette. Lock the roof panel into place and close the glass hatch. Close the driver and passenger doors.

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