15 Homemade Convertibles We Wouldn't Touch With A Ten Foot Pole

There is no car that displays the power of good weather better than convertibles. This clear fact is why so many individuals dream of having the luxury of possessing one in their lifetime. However. some people take this desire even further by transforming their regular cars into convertibles. In some cases, this decision is a wise one and the owners of these vehicles end up loving them. However, it is more common to see people mess up during the conversion and it can even lead to their cars going through significant damage in the process.

With all that has been stated thus far, we will be looking at 15 pictures of homemade convertibles that we would not touch with a ten-foot pole. It is important to note that these cars will be coming in a variety of different styles. There will be some that completely shock you, as there was absolutely no reason for their owners to ever have believed the conversion could possibly have worked.

The range of severity of how badly these vehicles were built is pretty high, but at the end of the day, it is quite clear that we would never want to drive any of them. They bridge the gap between factory hardtops and soft tops but there's no doubt that the bridge is hanging on by a thread.

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15 Way To Ruin Your Car!

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Well, at first glance, one should be able to tell why we would not touch this vehicle with a ten-foot pole. One has to respect the effort that this person put into it, but there was no reason to make this perfectly reliable Subaru into a convertible.

It is quite clear that all they have really done is damage this car to the point where it is now impossible to sell. There is no question that we would all love to have a convertible, but this is a clear example as to why making one in a homemade, completely amateur fashion is just a completely terrible idea.

14 Could Be Better

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For some strange reason, the owner of this Acura decided to turn it into a convertible. This just does not make sense, as this type of vehicle clearly would have looked better if they kept it the same as it left the factory. They did a decent job making this complete, but it still is not appealing.

There is no question that there are definitely uglier homemade convertibles out there, but this is not special by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, it is fair to state that this only managed to decrease the vehicle's overall value if they ever wanted to try to sell it.

13 A Bit Too Little

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The maker of this vehicle definitely was aiming to make this car's style have a minimalist vibe. However, it is fair to state that they went a bit too far with this, as it clearly is a bit too boring. It honestly is similar to one of the biggest lemons of all time, the Chevrolet SSR.

This fact just takes away any of the credibility that this vehicle could have possessed. It honestly is a shame because the maker of this car had the right idea in mind, but messed up royally. With that being said, it is understandable why we would not touch this with a ten-foot pole.

12 Damaged Modification

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There was no reason for the owner of this vehicle to turn it into a convertible. It is quite clear from the picture that this car honestly looks like it has been through a lot of damage. It would not be surprising to find out that this car has now run into a lot of problems since its change.

It takes a lot of skill to be able to effectively turn a car into a homemade convertible. Sadly, the owner of this car simply lacked any at all. What is the most concerning element of this is the fact that it likely cannot handle being driven at high speeds because of how awkward it is built now.

11 You Already Know Why

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No. Absolutely no. We will not be going anywhere near this monstrosity. It is clear that it has been damaged, as it lacks any doors and has pieces of junk everywhere. Maybe it is in the middle of the build process. However, it is apparent that the owner of this turned it into a homemade convertible.

This is honestly what can happen when individuals decide to make their cars go in this direction. It is a shame because it is extremely likely that this vehicle was a reliable car before it was changed. At the end of the day, this is easily a car that we would not want to touch with a ten-foot pole.

10 Way To Ruin Your Truck

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In this photo, we see what was once a perfectly good heavy-duty pickup truck that has been completely ruined. This is the wrong type of vehicle to turn into a convertible, and it likely went through a plethora of problems because of this change. It is not meant for this type of modification.

It honestly makes this pickup look far uglier than it used to be, as well. This is the prime example as to why people should be looking towards buying real convertibles than transforming their cars into them. This is just an insult to the pickup truck world, and it deserves a ton of criticism.

9 Poorly Structured

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This BMW could have worked out if it was changed into a convertible in a correct manner. However, it is quite clear that damage was done during the process of it and that definitely has led to it having a lot of other problems today.

Due to this clear fact, it should not come as a surprise that we would avoid this car entirely. It definitely is the type of car that could have worked to be changed, but its owner honestly just did not do it correctly. This model even left the factory in convertible form—albeit a rare few. At the end of the day, it is apparent that this mistake has led to this car having a diminished value.

8 Questionable

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For the record, it should be noted that this car definitely has very nice style. This is a clear example of a homemade convertible that deserves praise for its appearance. However, what is definitely concerning about this car is the way that it is structured.

It honestly appears to be a car that simply would not be able to last for a long period of time. The way that it is built definitely possesses the possibility of many breakdowns, as it is clearly is heavy. Although this is not the worst on this list, we would have to pass on driving it.

7 Missed The Mark

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This vehicle definitely had the potential to be transformed into a convertible. It definitely was the right type of vehicle to do this to, but at the end of the day, one can tell right away that it simply did not work. Quite frankly, there is a good chance that it drives far worse now.

The idea of changing your car to a convertible is one that definitely is understandable, but it needs to be done perfectly. It is disappointing to say that this vehicle missed the mark when it came to this. It is not the worst one that we have seen, but we still definitely do not want to take it out for a spin.

6 A Royal Failure

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It is nice when one shows love for their country, but when it comes to this owner, they did it in an incorrect manner. To be quite blunt, this car looks very corny because of the flag on its hood. It does not help that changing it into a convertible also backfired immensely.

This car normally looks so much nicer when it is left untouched, and this version of it is a clear indication of that. It is clear that the individual who customized this car was absolutely a beginner because of all of the mistakes that they decided to make with it.

5 Yuck

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When first looking at this homemade convertible, it is clear that the owner should have left it alone. I mean, this would have been an ugly car either way, but the decision to change it made it even worse. It honestly is the type of car that we enthusiasts would avoid entirely.

If this vehicle was a bit better looking, perhaps we would take it out on the road. However, this car is ruined to a point past no return, so we can say with much confidence that we would never drive it. At the end of the day, it honestly is a complete and utter lemon.

4 What On Earth?

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It is understandable that some homemade convertibles are going to look strange. I mean, that is the case with any vehicle that is touched up at home. However, this car is a complete and utter mess, and there is no way that we would ever step foot in it.

It is far too small on the inside, as we can see by how much room one person takes up in it. It also is very beat up, so it is likely that it does not drive as thoroughly as other homemade cars in the automobile world. At the end of the day, this is just not the type of car that we would praise.

3 An Absolute Waste

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When it comes to choosing a car to transform into a convertible, it is clear that this is not the right selection. It takes so much effort for this to come into fruition, and it just seems like a waste of an effort to do with an old lemon like this one.

It definitely is not the worst of cars, but it clearly is a bit underwhelming. It is understandable for people to want to have their own custom convertibles, but this was just such a poor choice. Not many people are going to be impressed with a car that has had this much wear and tear.

2 Not Another Truck

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The person who customized this SUV into a convertible made the wrong decision. This move completely made this vehicle unable to thrive in working conditions, and that honestly ruins the limited amount of value that it once had.

An SUV is simply the wrong vehicle to turn into a convertible truck. These type of vehicles are meant to have a lot of power, but also protection. This is just an awful decision by the owner of this truck, and it honestly ruins the otherwise fantastic vibe that it once gave off. That honestly is just an awful job that will never be able to be fixed.

1  Pile Of Junk

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Aside from the stylistic choice that this car was going for, it is clear that this is just a complete and utter failure. It should not come as a surprise to anyone that this is not the type of car that we would be willing to drive, let alone touch with a ten-foot pole.

It is apparent that this vehicle is either badly damaged or simply was put together in an unfortunate fashion. One has to admire the effort that people put into making homemade convertibles, but other than that, this car is just a monstrosity and many repairs are needed.

Sources: Reddit, Wikipedia, and FivePrime.

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