Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sacramento area
A body shop in San Jose CA took a rusted fastback and a california coupe and did the swap. From a metal standpoint, my car is almost identical from a factory produced fastback. There is really no way to tell, because there is metal in the same places as it came from the factory. They did not put in the brackets for the rear seat, but since I was going to be fabricating a package tray anyway, it didn't matter. They have claimed to do 10 of them. I am a picky guy and they really did a nice job on the metal work. I picked it up from there, sorted out the drivetrain (351W, toploader) picked up all the parts to put it back together, had it painted and now have a pretty nice ride for about $5K less than I would have if I started with a fastback. However, I think the value of the car is $5K less too, so not sure I gained much on the whole venture. However, it was a good starting point for what I wanted to do; V8 4speed disc brake car and it had a lot of the expensive shelby parts there; front valence, hood, quarter windows, roll bar and it was a pretty straight car.
The places I have talked to in AZ that do these conversions with Dynacorn parts have jigs, fixtures to make them straight and correct. The cost to do the metal conversion, if you bring them a coupe is $5500 and to buy a car, with the metal work done and a title $9,500.
Last edited by GT350R Klone; 03-24-2010 at 11:04 AM.