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Old 11-25-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone has heard of anybody change the coupe over to a fastback. All of my measurement say it will work but I was hoping the would be a website or someone I can talk to to see if it is feasible to do.
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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It's been done, both at the hobby level and by pros...search around for the skinny.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:53 PM   #3
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Blindingly expensive, if you have it done. Part of the problem is the so-called conversion kits are lacking in many small brackets and structural parts.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:10 AM   #4
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With today's market prices of fastbacks getting cheaper sell the coupe and buy a fastback.Just watch craigslist i found a 67 fastback a few months ago 5k needed floor pans and was a roller tho.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:37 AM   #5
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You can buy a fastback body from Dynacorn for about $15k. They have 67, 68, 69, and 70 available now, 65 convertible out shortly, and 65 fastback sometime next year. If you were paying to have the conversion done, this would actually be cheaper, and before you ask, no, Dynacorn will not sell you all the parts you need to do a conversion.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:50 PM   #6
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As all have said, it's worth it to find a fastback first. I got lucky and located a fastback roof and almost did the project but didn't jump on the deal fast enough as it disappeared off craigslist shortly after I contacted the seller. It's rare to find a deal like that though.

You're honestly better off selling the coupe and buying a fastback.

And if you're not going to do the conversion yourself (paying someone to do it for you), it will be far too expensive and not worthwhile.
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:21 PM   #7
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If I were going to do anything to a coupe it would be the removable hard top. I saw one on ebay that looked like a fastback,but the top came off and then it looked like a convertible....kinda sweet and definetly custom!
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If I were going to do anything to a coupe it would be the removable hard top. I saw one on ebay that looked like a fastback,but the top came off and then it looked like a convertible....kinda sweet and definetly custom!
That does sound awesome!
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:51 AM   #9
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If it was a red car i have seen that one.A member on here a while back paid a body shop to swap the roofs for him and paint the car what he spent he could have bought a driveable fastback for that.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:21 AM   #10
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I would not do this conversion. Frankly I do not see the point.
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