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The boot isnt real stout not sure if I would put it on for that, probably wouldn't hurt the top or frame but I'd be a little nervous about the shoes on the back seat.

 

My guess is she isnt much over 100lbs, I would push on where her rear will be and see how strong it is before I did anything, plenty of people did that on older convertibles, the top frames on these seem pretty strong.

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My town has asked to use my 2011 GT500 vert to drive Miss Massachusetts in the 4th of July Parade. With the roof down, they want her to sit on the boot with her legs on the rear seats. Will she damage the soft top roof by sitting on it?

 

 

 

If she has an eating disorder as most beauty pageant contestants do, that would help you out...

 

Seriously, how long will she be sitting on it?

 

What town is this? I'm also in MA and would like to see your car...

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The boot isnt real stout not sure if I would put it on for that, probably wouldn't hurt the top or frame but I'd be a little nervous about the shoes on the back seat.

 

My guess is she isnt much over 100lbs, I would push on where her rear will be and see how strong it is before I did anything, plenty of people did that on older convertibles, the top frames on these seem pretty strong.

 

When I push down on it where she will be sitting it feels strong & firm.

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My town has asked to use my 2011 GT500 vert to drive Miss Massachusetts in the 4th of July Parade. With the roof down, they want her to sit on the boot with her legs on the rear seats. Will she damage the soft top roof by sitting on it?

 

 

I wouldn't do this personally. What's in it for you? Seems like a pointless thing to let them use your car for a showboat. Plus you never know when there might be a bunch of idiot kids in the crowd on the route...and they could throw stuff at your car and damage it. My advice is to keep your car away from large crowds and pointless exhibitions.

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All I can picture is her high heels piercing through your nice rear leather seats as she sits on your soft-top... not to mention as she leans back on your trunk hood scratching your paint w/ the rings she’s most likely will be wearing... I would pass.

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Seriously, dont do it.I did it once and working the manual shift continuosly for over an hour is a killer on your leg,and Im sure not good for the clutch.If you HAVE to do it, have her sit w/o shoes with her butt on the top of the rear seats,not on top of the frame--or have her sit on topof of the trunk lid,with a towel under her.

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My town has asked to use my 2011 GT500 vert to drive Miss Massachusetts in the 4th of July Parade. With the roof down, they want her to sit on the boot with her legs on the rear seats. Will she damage the soft top roof by sitting on it?

 

 

 

Listen to all these guys, asking tech questions about the roof frame and the boot.......

 

I have only one question for you: are you married?

 

If you are (happily) married, then the only way I'd do it is if the town fathers would owe you one and get you out of a future speeding ticket or the like.

 

If you are single, then shame on you for even posting such a ridiculous question. Get her in the car!!! And offer to pick her up at the airport or at her place........

 

:jackinbox:

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I've been asked a few times to do parade duty with my GT-500 vert and I politely turn them down. My biggest concern is the clutch, not only is the clutch NOT stop and go friendly, but parade duty is the type of usage thats kills them. If it was an Automatic, I'd be all over it.....

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You guys are funny, that was a nasty picture this early in the AM!!

 

I'd be worried about the top sealing up right after a 120lbs parked on the bows for awhile...over bumps etc...

 

Your chances of getting a date out of it is slim...but ya never know. Guaranteed high maintenence even for an hour or two...haaha!!!

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Done MANY parades in Mustang Verts!

 

Little girl WILL NOT hurt the top when its down. Think I would leave the boot OFF and put some blankets under her bottom for comfort. TALK OFF THE SHOES!! Did a parade for a local college years back and one of the other girls had got a car from another dealer and worn her HIGH HEAL shoes in the car. The back leather seat was riddled with HOLES. Her heals had punched 10+ holes in the seat! Have her take off her shoes BEFORE she gets in the car and youll have NO problems.

 

Yes its going to be a workout on you and the clutch. Thats a HUGE downside! But your car has the NEW clutch and pressure plate so I dont think it will have the same problems as the 07-09 cars!

 

 

I drove a beauty queen one year in college that became a GREAT friend of mine. WAY before the wife and I met!!! NEVER say NEVER about meeting someone like that! Most guys are SCARED to death to talk to someone that looks like her! Now your going to have her in your back seat. Shes a captive audience!! If your married bring a SINGLE guy with you. If your lucky you have a 20 year old son!!!!

 

 

Let us know what you decided and take pictures!!!

 

 

MM

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You guys are funny, that was a nasty picture this early in the AM!!

 

I'd be worried about the top sealing up right after a 120lbs parked on the bows for awhile...over bumps etc...

 

Your chances of getting a date out of it is slim...but ya never know. Guaranteed high maintenence even for an hour or two...haaha!!!

 

 

 

Well I guess I need to be changing my career then ; to a high

 

maintainance specialist. :happy feet:

 

Scotty

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Long as she don't look like this.....

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:hysterical:

 

 

As my granddad would say, "oh, she's a big gal, kinda heavyset"...

 

Hope she's not any relation to you Ez. If so, keep her out of your car....

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Done MANY parades in Mustang Verts!

 

Little girl WILL NOT hurt the top when its down. Think I would leave the boot OFF and put some blankets under her bottom for comfort. TALK OFF THE SHOES!! Did a parade for a local college years back and one of the other girls had got a car from another dealer and worn her HIGH HEAL shoes in the car. The back leather seat was riddled with HOLES. Her heals had punched 10+ holes in the seat! Have her take off her shoes BEFORE she gets in the car and youll have NO problems.

 

Yes its going to be a workout on you and the clutch. Thats a HUGE downside! But your car has the NEW clutch and pressure plate so I dont think it will have the same problems as the 07-09 cars!

 

 

I drove a beauty queen one year in college that became a GREAT friend of mine. WAY before the wife and I met!!! NEVER say NEVER about meeting someone like that! Most guys are SCARED to death to talk to someone that looks like her! Now your going to have her in your back seat. Shes a captive audience!! If your married bring a SINGLE guy with you. If your lucky you have a 20 year old son!!!!

 

 

Let us know what you decided and take pictures!!!

 

 

 

MM

 

 

Thank you everyone for the input. I think its a good idea to put the car in the parade from a PR point of view, but agreed probably not for the car. But, I want people to have that jaw dropping, awe inspiring moment when they first see the car, forget the girl (yeah right!) like I did when I first saw it (the Shelby). So, I told the town they could use it only in dry weather. If it's raining, she riding in my DTS. The parade for the most part is either on level ground or going down a hill. The clutch should be ok. No shoes is a great idea, and reading people's stories a MUST. For the record I'm married, but will not be driving the Shelby. A friend and trusted driver along with my 10 year old son riding shotgun will have the honors. I will be driving my 1927 antique Velie-Henney Hearse; now that's a tough clutch even down a hill! Thanks Again, and I'll post pictures after the parade which is on the Mon., July 5th.

 

PS Michael did you get my PM about purchasing an extended warranty?

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Thank you everyone for the input. I think its a good idea to put the car in the parade from a PR point of view, but agreed probably not for the car. But, I want people to have that jaw dropping, awe inspiring moment when they first see the car, forget the girl (yeah right!) like I did when I first saw it (the Shelby). So, I told the town they could use it only in dry weather. If it's raining, she riding in my DTS. The parade for the most part is either on level ground or going down a hill. The clutch should be ok. No shoes is a great idea, and reading people's stories a MUST. For the record I'm married, but will not be driving the Shelby. A friend and trusted driver along with my 10 year old son riding shotgun will have the honors. I will be driving my 1927 antique Velie-Henney Hearse; now that's a tough clutch even down a hill! Thanks Again, and I'll post pictures after the parade which is on the Mon., July 5th.

 

PS Michael did you get my PM about purchasing an extended warranty?

 

By the way thanks for the laughs. Here is another picture from a friend when I emailed him asking the same question.

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:hysterical:

 

 

As my granddad would say, "oh, she's a big gal, kinda heavyset"...

 

Hope she's not any relation to you Ez. If so, keep her out of your car....

 

No relation to me thankfully. Just meaning it's always good to scope WHO will be sitting in/on your car before you invite them.

 

Lets just say if that woman WAS sitting on your convertible boot you could post one hell of a 1/4 mile time as you don't have enough horsepower to spin the rear wheels with THAT in the rear!....then again you'd probably burn up your clutch just trying to launch.

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