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Old 14 May 2016, 03:06 pm
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Just got a 2005 PT Cruiser GT Convertible to join my 2002 PT Cruiser that I bought new in 2001.

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Here's a pic of them parked together in my garage.



just replaced the headlights on the Conv. with new housings and LED 6000m bulbs.

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Old 15 May 2016, 11:41 am
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Oh, just for grins, has anyone noticed that the 2005 Convertible is a one year only body style? 06 and later had revised body exterior and interior.

Heh, heh, kinda makes the 2005 Convertible the 'Split Window Vette' of PT Cruiser Convertibles.
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Old 15 May 2016, 12:04 pm
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Oh, just for grins, has anyone noticed that the 2005 Convertible is a one year only body style? 06 and later had revised body exterior and interior.

Heh, heh, kinda makes the 2005 Convertible the 'Split Window Vette' of PT Cruiser Convertibles.
Yep. I'm very jealous. A 2005 GT Vert is exactly the car I'm looking for right now. Congratulation on that great ride.
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Old 16 May 2016, 02:44 pm
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Some pics of what I've done to the 05 Vert so far.

First thing was install the hood support struts that should have come from the factory.



Next I just wore out my fingers and hands stitching on a new Wheelskins Leather cover on the steering wheel over the factory leather. Factory leather felt like plastic to me.



Also had to put leather covers over the arm rests and then SEM black colored them to match the interior.



Finally, since I am an old time Hot Rodder and the PT Cruiser is a retro style vehicle I had to Blue Dot the Taillights.


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Old 16 May 2016, 02:46 pm
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Handy_Cruiser I like your air intake setup on the Turbo.

Is that home made or a kit that can be purchased?
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Old 16 May 2016, 03:30 pm
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Oh, does anyone know if an 06 and later steering wheel will fit an 05 Cruiser?
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Old 16 May 2016, 03:40 pm
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my 06 doe4s not look like that don't know if it will actually hook up but my airbad is square
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Steering wheels are different. I will double check the part numbers.

Have you changed any of the fluids

I would be changing the transmission fluid and filter, bleed the brakes, coolant and power steering.

Everyone ignores them.
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Old 18 May 2016, 11:31 am
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Yeah, I know the 06 and later steering wheels are different.

They have a 'dish' to them that I like better than the 'Flat' wheel in the older models.

Just wondering if they will physically bolt on to the 05 column.

I'm a bit leery of dealing with the airbag setup.
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Old 18 May 2016, 11:43 am
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the air bad is just 1 connector I think they are a lot better to work on that the early models
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