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I was browsing around over at US Body Source and their fiberglass bodies got me thinking. Would it be feasible to take a 65/6 coupe (in terrible shape of course) and essentially cut it away and install on this company's fastback body.

I would of course build up the 'frame' with sub frame connectors and perhaps the additional bracing of the convertibles. Then install a full roll cage for further stiffening. A lot of work I know, but an interesting project.

I base this theory on the fact that all body styles are the same from the firewall forward, right?

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Even if this was feasible, why would you want to? Sounds to me like this would be a very expensive project. Itwould probably be cheaper to start out with a fastback...but that's just my two cents.
 

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It would be feasible, but why start with a coupe. It would be easier to start with all fresh steel thats clean to make a frame and then flat sheet tin to form the floor pans and firewall i.e. a Cobra kit does. Yeah I was looking at those bodies as well. 200 lb.! Now wouldn't that be tricker than dog balls!

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Isn't that 'glas body intended for a tube frame car? I wonder if the DMV would go with a tube frame car with the engine bay aprons with the VIN stamped on them welded up front. It would be a completely rebuilt car... or a felony! LOL

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I think that would be a neet project. I also think it would be easire to start from scratch and make your own chassis. Considering the size of the project, if you can do your own chassis, everything else should be a piece of cake (year right) :)



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