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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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I would not do this conversion. Frankly I do not see the point.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:48 AM   #11
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I would not do this conversion. Frankly I do not see the point.
If I were going to build a car for track use/abuse or build one with Mustang II front suspension and other butchery I would use one...but I doubt I would take the time to do it myself.

It's just a roof right. due to Dynacorn pretty soon its going to come down to the fact that "This is a real mustang" versus "This is an aftermarket mustang"...if you get my drift.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:56 AM   #12
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I have done a lot of body work swapping roofs like this is a 10 on a 1 to 10 scale of how hard.If its not straight on a unibody the car will never drive straight and sit level ever again.If it was a full frame its more forgiving i have chopped about 10 roofs in my time that is easier to do.To me i would keep the coupe its lighter and stronger the fastbacks always show stress cracks around the back window if drove hard.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:06 PM   #13
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I'm in process of doing one now, here is the link to the thread I started on the project. http://mustangforums.com/forum/class...onversion.html The trick is to find a good donor fastback. It should be hit really hard or really super rusty otherwise why not just rebuild the fastback. Getting a complete car is important because tracking down all the interior parts for the back of the fastback will be tough and expensive. The fastback I started with was super rusty with no title and it was basically completely stripped. I did get one side glass and the headliner bows, that was about it. This is not really a project for a first timer but I would say it is about a 7 out of 10 on the hardness scale.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:53 AM   #14
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Thanks guys for the responses. It was just a thought I been debating on for a while. I think I like the Convertible with removable hard top..
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I still have yet to see these convertibles with hard tops. Seems like a great idea but only if you have a dedicated space in a garage to keep the top. Plus you're screwed if it rains outta no where and you don't have the top on. Then there's no putting the top up, it's not there!
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I only see 2 on ebay so they are custom made and looks like you lose use of the back seat with no head room.
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I would much rather just go with a coupe.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:51 AM   #18
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aye ... same opinion here changing the roof on those you'd have to be well bored and skilled... use a coupe and make it look nice or sell the coupe to buy a fastback if you have to have one .
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hightower, if you are out without the top on and it starts to rain you just put up the convertible top up.
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hightower, if you are out without the top on and it starts to rain you just put up the convertible top up.
I just found the coupe hardtop you were talking about. I'm a jeep guy too so when I think of hardtop you either leave it on or take it off. So thats what I thought when I heard hard top, that you would take it off and put it in the garage or something.

Here's one of those hardtop convertibles, VERY cool to see how it works:
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Still maintains the back seat, very cool!
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