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Old 03-08-2013, 04:17 AM   #1
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I have a foxbody vert. They don't make hard tops, that I'm aware of for them. So would it all be logical to go to a junkyard and cut the roof of a coupe foxbody and paint it to match? Or any other ideas?
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What's your reasoning for a hard top?
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I have a foxbody vert. They don't make hard tops, that I'm aware of for them. So would it all be logical to go to a junkyard and cut the roof of a coupe foxbody and paint it to match? Or any other ideas?
wrong section man lol. but just going to say I would personally keep it original!
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What's your reasoning for a hard top?
All year round driving. I want it to be my daily. I live in Washington.
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All year round driving. I want it to be my daily. I live in Washington.
there are hardtop fox body's, actually. so if you want a hard top why didn't you get one? lol
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My thoughts exactly, I would have just bought a coupe or hatchback lol.
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All year round driving. I want it to be my daily. I live in Washington.
Ah ok. The notch top would be your best bet. It will take some serious fabrication but can be doable.
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The car will lose value if you ever decide to sell it
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I actually think it will be valueless because the frame will be worthless, you do understand that your frame isn't a reinforced frame like a real convertible

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As soon as you do a spirited takeoff with the top not on the top will never fit right after that
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I actually think it will be valueless because the frame will be worthless, you do understand that your frame isn't a reinforced frame like a real convertible

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As soon as you do a spirited takeoff with the top not on the top will never fit right after that
He's talking about putting a hard top on an existing convertible fox.
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Oh okay I didn't get that
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The car will lose value if you ever decide to sell it
Not selling it. It was built and restored by my grandpa. He bought the frame of it when I was 3 and told me it was gonna be mine and when I graduated he gave it to me. Pretty cool story. The car is entirely new. Suspension and all. The motor has 780 miles on it. But yeah.
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Keep it convertible, there are two weeks here in Washington that are convertible weather, lol. Cut off a hard top and make it a removable hard top. That will keep the car original and perform as you like.
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Not selling it. It was built and restored by my grandpa. He bought the frame of it when I was 3 and told me it was gonna be mine and when I graduated he gave it to me. Pretty cool story. The car is entirely new. Suspension and all. The motor has 780 miles on it. But yeah.
Then why do you wanna go hackin it up like this?
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I have a foxbody vert. They don't make hard tops, that I'm aware of for them. So would it all be logical to go to a junkyard and cut the roof of a coupe foxbody and paint it to match? Or any other ideas?
It should be a fairly easy job if your a fabricator. In the Fox day's, the car was designed as a coupe, then modified to be convertibles. I personally wouldn't change grandpa's handy work, unless he's still alive to help. It's definitely doable.
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