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Old 11-10-2005, 08:52 PM
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Coupe to Fastback

I have a 66 mustang fastback shell and am thinking of cutting the roof off of it and doing the same to a complete 66 mustang coupe and welding the fastback roof on. Sounds simple, I'm sure it won't be.

http://web.infoave.net/~ronniek/11.html

Theres a link to a guy that did it.

So anything I should know before I start, lol?

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Old 11-10-2005, 09:12 PM
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Those guys did an awesome job!
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Sounds simple.....YES

Actually Simple.... NO

It obviously can be done. It will take alot of measuring, and remeasuring. What's the worst that can happen? You could end up with 2 cars that are junk. If the installation isn't done properly, the vehicle can be unsafe, because you don't have the strength of the roof to support the floor. That is a unibody vehicle, so the whole body works like a cage to protect the driver.

The windshield pillars should have sleeves in them when welded together. All bracing from the fastback should be installed just like they were in the original car. The windshield opening must be right for the glass to fit properly. Remember, you always hope the vehicle will not be in a "rollover" accident, or any accident for that matter. The reality is that there is a very good chance that it will happen if it is driven. All of the welds have to be sound, not just look good, but be strong.

There is alot to think about before attempting this project.

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Old 11-15-2005, 04:08 PM
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Wow, these guys have more time than money!

what a great job.

Now if they would just get rid of those drum brakes on the front....

BE cool to do a car that didnt ever come as a fastback, like say a 67 Cougar, or a 63 or 66 Thunderbird
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Old 11-15-2005, 04:36 PM
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i guess you could call it a clone, not worth what a real one will bring, but i like a fastback
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