Weird 86 Iroc convertible - Third Generation F-Body Message Boards


History / Originality Got a question about 1982-1992 Camaro or Firebird history? Have a question about original parts, options, RPO codes, when something was available, or how to document your car? Those questions, answers, and much more!

Weird 86 Iroc convertible

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-13-2018, 11:05 PM   #1  
Supreme Member
Thread Starter
 
burnout88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,394
Car: 88 IROC
Engine: 305 TPI
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 10 bolt 3.73


Weird 86 Iroc convertible

Check out this 86 IROC convertible with only 26k on it. I am not sure what to think about it. Is this an ASC conversion? The brake light mounted to the truck, LG4 motor and base interior. Itís just an interesting car.

https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/44758742
burnout88 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2018, 11:27 PM   #2  
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 285
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto


Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

Definitely interesting....

The third brake light is ridiculous on the trunk. I expected the price to be way higher considering it has such low miles
dagwood is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2018, 11:45 PM   #3  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (4)
 
chazman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 6,744
Car: 1989 IROC-Z. Original owner
Engine: LB9. Dual Cats. Big Cam
Transmission: World Class T-5
Axle/Gears: BW 3.45


Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

I guess that brake light had to go somewhere.....
chazman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2018, 12:07 AM   #4  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
88IROCvertZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New England
Posts: 925
Car: 1988 IROC Z Convertible
Engine: 305 TPI (LB9)
Transmission: 700 R4
Axle/Gears: POSI (GU2)

Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

I’d rather pay way more for a different car.. I don’t know if I’d buy that car for $5k because I just can’t get past a number of things..
88IROCvertZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2018, 01:05 AM   #5  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (27)
 
Drew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 16,462


Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

It's not an ASC conversion. The top is all wrong, no caps on the 1/4 panels, etc. Can't remember the name associated with that conversion, but it's not an Autoform 2-seater either. Kind of like Backyard Bubba's Sawzall Customizing. Convertible conversions while you wait!

Hard pass.
Drew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2018, 09:33 AM   #6  
Supreme Member
Thread Starter
 
burnout88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,394
Car: 88 IROC
Engine: 305 TPI
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 10 bolt 3.73


Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

This 84 Trans Am with 28k on it appears to have the same convertible conversion
https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/c...688467116.html

i wonder what company did these
burnout88 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2018, 12:42 PM   #7  
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Galaxie500XL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 480
Car: 1988 IROC-Z
Engine: 350 TPI
Transmission: T5
Axle/Gears: 2.77 9-bolt Posi

Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

I had no idea so many different companies did convertible conversions.

Firebird/Camaro info is about halfway down this Wikipedia article.

https://en.everybodywiki.com/Coach_convertible
Galaxie500XL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2018, 06:45 PM   #8  
Supreme Member
Thread Starter
 
burnout88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,394
Car: 88 IROC
Engine: 305 TPI
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 10 bolt 3.73


Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

Thanks for the info, wonder which company out of this army of them did it.

Autodyne Corp (1982)
Coach Builders Ltd (1982–1983),
American Custom Coachworks (1982–1984),
John Greenwood (by others, 1982–1985),
Auto Form Corp. (Stilleto, 2-seater, 1982–1987),
ascMcLaren (1985–1986),
ASC Inc.(1985-early-1987)
ChooChoo (by ASC, 1986)
Matrix3 (1984–1986),
International Coach (1983–1984),
Coach Conversions (1983–1985),
Griffith (1984),
Convertible Concepts Ltd. (by Straman on West Coast or Auto Sunroof Inc on East Coast 1982–1987),
Hi-Line Kustoms (1985),
R. Straman (1982–1990),
AHA Manufacturing (1983),
Buffalo Conversion Corp (1984),
California Convertible Co (kit, 1984–1989),
Custom Cars of Minnesota (1985),
Auto Sunroof Inc. (1983),
West Wind (1983)
Note: Factory convertibles were built by ASC starting midway through the 1987 model year.

Last edited by burnout88; 09-14-2018 at 07:29 PM.
burnout88 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2018, 08:58 PM   #9  
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Saxondale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 510
Car: '84 Z28
Engine: L69
Transmission: T-5
Axle/Gears: 3.73

Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

The Arizona trans am listing indicates Richard Straman.

Saxondale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2018, 10:27 PM   #10  
Supreme Member
Thread Starter
 
burnout88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,394
Car: 88 IROC
Engine: 305 TPI
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 10 bolt 3.73


Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

Good catch! That makes sense and matchs the list.

Looks like Convertible Concepts Ltd from the list matches. The time frame also matches both the 84 and 86 car.

"Convertible Concepts Ltd. (by Straman on West Coast or Auto Sunroof Inc on East Coast 1982–1987),"

Or it just could be “R. Straman (1982–1990)”

Last edited by burnout88; 09-15-2018 at 11:43 PM.
burnout88 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2018, 04:37 AM   #11  
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Saxondale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 510
Car: '84 Z28
Engine: L69
Transmission: T-5
Axle/Gears: 3.73

Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

Both great cars that if not for that period, then desirable modification. But would not have survived until today had they not been converted. But these do look better top-up than some conversions. Iíve never driven a thirdgen convertible, therefore I have no basis to comment on the current greatness of either car.
Saxondale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2018, 03:05 PM   #12  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: West Jefferson, OH
Posts: 1,137
Car: basic third gens
Engine: that I like
Transmission: to restore
Axle/Gears: and enjoy


Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

The Camaro in the first post does not have original upholstery. The original vinyl would not have been perforated, if that was even available. I think in '86, cloth was standard. I also find it interesting that it even has power mirrors, but no custom cloth seats or door panels.

And yep, that third brake like is fugly. I don't mind it on hatch glass, but it's simply awful on that deck lid.
86blackiroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2018, 10:49 AM   #13  
Supreme Member
Thread Starter
 
burnout88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,394
Car: 88 IROC
Engine: 305 TPI
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 10 bolt 3.73


Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

The interior change makes it even stranger. I bet the convertible shop also did the interior change. Most convertible shops are also interior shops

Last edited by burnout88; 09-16-2018 at 07:35 PM.
burnout88 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2018, 11:05 AM   #14  
Supreme Member
Thread Starter
 
burnout88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,394
Car: 88 IROC
Engine: 305 TPI
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 10 bolt 3.73


Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

Did some checking on Richard Straman Coachworks. This was not a chop shop by any means these were high dollar conversions. His shop is know for converting Ferrari’s into convertibles.
burnout88 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2018, 03:09 PM   #15  
Member
 
Dmans85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Elberta, AL
Posts: 293
Car: '85 Z28
Engine: LS1
Transmission: T56
Axle/Gears: 3.23 posi


Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

I can't get over the poorly fit seam on the trunk lid. Part of the functionality for the top down perhaps.
Dmans85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2018, 10:24 PM   #16  
Supreme Member
Thread Starter
 
burnout88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 1,394
Car: 88 IROC
Engine: 305 TPI
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 10 bolt 3.73


Re: Weird 86 Iroc convertible

I did notice that also. The truck lid does not look like it fits well
burnout88 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weird, weird won't start problem Untamed Z Tech / General Engine 0 07-02-2013 09:00 PM
WTT: 1987 Mustang GT Convertible for IROC Convertible - NY ROBERTDMERRILL Camaros Wanted 1 02-16-2008 12:46 PM
IROC-Z convertible OR '91/'92 Z28 convertible BlueZee28 Camaros Wanted 7 08-09-2006 12:45 PM
Wanted: Iroc Convertible Or Z28 Convertible z28plus Camaros Wanted 0 05-12-2006 10:41 AM
Scanned Magazine Article: 1988 IROC-Z Convertible versus 1988 Mustang GT Convertible 92 Formula Convertibles 2 01-29-2006 02:35 PM


Go Back   Third Generation F-Body Message Boards >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

1982 Camaro '82 || 1983 Camaro '83 || 1984 Camaro '84 || 1985 Camaro '85 || 1986 Camaro '86 || 1987 Camaro '87 || 1988 Camaro '88 || 1989 Camaro '89 || 1990 Camaro '90 || 1991 Camaro '91 || 1992 Camaro '92


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 PM.


© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: