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Convertible to Fastback Conversion ... Blasphemy?

I've been tossing around the idea once I finish my fastback of taking a 67 Convertible car that I bought for parts which is totally rotted, sagging etc. and doing a Fastback conversion on it. I know there are purists that will say don't do it! But I have almost nothing in the car and not really that big into convertibles, so the thought has crossed my mind to do a nice fastback conversion and modern motor etc and do a really nice daily driver. So what do you guys think?
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If it's toast, why not sell it as is to someone who actually wants a 'vert, and go find yourself a decent coupe to start with? Odds are you'll sell yours for more than the coupe as they're definitely more plentiful, right? At least that's the direction I'd go in...
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That makes sense. It still has lots of good vert parts.

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If the top goes down, the price goes up!

Keep it as a vert or sell it.
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I'll trade you my coupe!
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While I think you would be well ahead by buying a nice good coupe shell, as they sell much cheaper, at least with the convert you can sell all the good convert parts and would have the good convert floor structure that I just put into my FB. I got convert floors, convert rails, convert pan...etc. in it. Much stiffer.
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I have to agree! Sell or trade it for a coupe and convert the coupe. You'll likely get a better car to start with and someone else will get a chance to restore a vert

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I've been tossing around the idea once I finish my fastback of taking a 67 Convertible car that I bought for parts which is totally rotted, sagging etc. and doing a Fastback conversion on it. I know there are purists that will say don't do it! But I have almost nothing in the car and not really that big into convertibles, so the thought has crossed my mind to do a nice fastback conversion and modern motor etc and do a really nice daily driver. So what do you guys think?


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How about this?

http://removablefastbacks.com/ford-m...berglass-roof/

I thought about it for my convertible, be nice to put a hardtop over it but rather spend my money on performance goodies for now.

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"Back in the day", a convertible was more rare than a FB.
IMO, either sell it, or restore it as a convertible. It won't cost as much as converting it to a FB (which you already have?) and, first time you get to take it out with the top down... well... ain't nothing like it. Coupe or fastback, can't tell the difference sitting in the front seat. Take the roof off?... yeah baby! There's the difference.

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Thumbs Up do it!!

I di a coupe to fastback on my 1966 mustang. was a "challenge" but i would do it again. very happy with my FastBack!!

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Iíll go against the grain here,....itís your car, do what you want.
Don't encourage conversions. I agree, your car, do what you want but convertible to fastback (in any shape) is a bit much...

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Don't encourage conversions.
What's wrong with taking a rotten coupe that needs roof, quarters, and floor anyway, and making a fastback? Especially with how expensive fastbacks have gotten.
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What's wrong with taking a rotten coupe that needs roof, quarters, and floor anyway, and making a fastback?
Who does that?

And if you mean taking a rotten fastback and putting the top on a coupe, nothing, in my opinion...until someone down the road buys a fastback that's not an actual fastback.

And if you meant it as you ask it, see above.

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