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Old 03-28-2017, 10:30 PM   #31
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The Real Deal solution is the Clipster for the 55/56/57 whereby you get a completely New Steel Body Skeleton Without Cowl & Firewall Assembly Allowing the use of a "Donor" Car Cowl & Firewall. The $9500 price includes a Convertible Windshield Frame Easily Grafted Onto "Donor"...

Still a bunch of work but provides a professional finish that allows the factory convertible frame to be installed.

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Hot rodders have been building their own cut down folding tops for their creations since the hobby began. Not rocket science. A buddy of mine finished a 50 Ford ragtop that started as a hardtop. He built the top himself using an old scrapped top from a wrecked convert car. Looks really cool.


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Nobody said it couldn't be done, it just takes money. Is it worth it? IMO no.
The OP should spend his money wisely somewhere else. Just because you can do it doesn't mean it will be aesthetically pleasing.

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Every chopped tri5 I've ever seen just didn't look right. I don't know if a tri5 vert would look any better. The OP should just do it...then ask how it looks.
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