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Offline ChopTop

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Converting a convertible into a coupe using a OEM coupe
« on: January 23, 2019, 10:06:33 AM »
http://WadeLinger of Wade's Garage documented turning a vert into a coupe using a coupe that had been literally cut in half to prevent resale.  Back around 2009 or 10?, GM was forced to buy back Coupe #802 under the Lemon due to being unable to fix electrical issues that plagued the car.   I remember when this was being discussed by the owner back in the day, he'd probably find it funny? that it was used to turn a vert into a coupe again.    BTW, the car was already running an LS7/T56 swap before the coupe conversion.

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https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f62/converting-convertible-into-coupe-157401/

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Re: Converting a convertible into a coupe using a OEM coupe
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 10:31:35 AM »
[ Guests cannot view attachments ] I did steal a picture from that thread, I though Joe would appreciate it.
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Re: Converting a convertible into a coupe using a OEM coupe
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 01:08:47 PM »
I wonder if that would work for a sky?  I think it would be amazing, but they might have to put so fibreglass flares in places to make it match closer to the more angular lines.....UGh!!!! one can only dream!

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Re: Converting a convertible into a coupe using a OEM coupe
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 01:24:15 PM »
I wonder if that would work for a sky?  I think it would be amazing, but they might have to put so fibreglass flares in places to make it match closer to the more angular lines.....UGh!!!! one can only dream!

Of course it would work, given enough time and money  :D
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Re: Converting a convertible into a coupe using a OEM coupe
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 11:14:34 PM »
(Attachment Link) I did steal a picture from that thread, I though Joe would appreciate it.

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Re: Converting a convertible into a coupe using a OEM coupe
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 07:02:59 AM »
Amazing work on the coupe conversion. 

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Re: Converting a convertible into a coupe using a OEM coupe
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 04:51:10 PM »
 I would think to make a glass mold of the coupe and then to make it so it fits the vert. should be eazy  ;)

 

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