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Old 07-17-2006, 09:08 PM   #1
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I'm searching for my 1st Mustang for a restomod. I want a '65 or '66 convt but all I'm finding in my area & budget are coupes. Was thinking of changing out the hardtop on a coupe and fiitting it for a convt but I havn't been able to find much info. on the subject. Would it be more cost effective to spend the extra $$ for an orginal convt? Obviously, keeping it 100% stock is not a priority. Any advise, leads, pics. and/or info would be great!!
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Re: Coupe to Convt

You are gonna run into alot of problems as far as structural integrity goes. I'd recommend just buying a convertible to begin with and avoid the whole process of trying to turn a coupe into a conv. That's just what I'd do however...you do as you please and feel you have the confidence and know-how to do it, then go for it.
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Re: Coupe to Convt

mustangs plus sells a kit called the "ronster" to convert a coupe to a roadster, however, its strictly a roadster and not a convertible (i.e., no top at all). I think it looks pretty sweet... Mustang Parts from Mustangs Plus: Ronster Kit

I have also seen a coupe online that had a removable hardtop. The guy reenforced his chassis, cut his roof off, made some weatherstripping for it, and made a latching system. I don't think this would be too awfully difficult to do with a little planning. I tried to find it but I couldn't, but I think it was yellow with black racing stripes and I think I saw it on car domain.
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I would save up some more and get what you want starting off else you will wind up with alot of hassel.
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Re: Coupe to Convt

Hey thanks for the info! I'm a newbie looking for some help and it looks like I've come to the right place.

My hubby just bought a '69 Bronco, so it looks like this little lady's pony desire is going to have to wait a little while longer

Oh well, more time = more $$ for that original convt. It'll beat the headache of ripping the hardtop apart...$$ that'll be best used in other places.

I'm still interested to read what you think about the subject. Please keep the comments coming. I appreciate the replies.Thanks!
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I wouldn't do it. The time and money necessary would probably be better spent on buying an original convertible. There's gonna be a lot more to it than just chopping off the top (unless you want a roadster).
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^ i personally like the roadster, but if you want to drive it on extended trips or anything, I would save for the vert.
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I live in Puerto Rico and have the same problem, Iliked to know to me if essist other site is more information to me. thanks
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Re: Coupe to Convt

is possible,convert my mustang coupe 68, to a convertible.Please keep the comments coming. I appreciate the replies.Thanks! jose
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