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 Post subject: reverse modification on 2door
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:10 pm 
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I have found an XB 2door Fairmont that is a convertable.(all engineered 15 years ago).Does anyone know whats involved in putting a hard top turret back on to get the original shape back? Also any ideas on where to locate an aftermarket turret?

 

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 Post subject: Re: reverse modification on 2door
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:46 pm 
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if its an engeenired convertaible. why not keep it a convertible?

If ya dont like it, find another one.
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 Post subject: Re: reverse modification on 2door
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:54 pm 
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I don't want a convertable. The car has been in storage for the last 12 years and is in excellant condition. No rust. Try finding another one for under 30k in that condition and I will take a look at it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: reverse modification on 2door
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:02 pm 
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thats a point, but how much is it? Cause even though there getting harder and harder to find, their still out there at decent prices. for instence, my sister just picked up a XC GS faker. 302, T bar and 9". for $1000. Just gotta look hard.
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 Post subject: Re: reverse modification on 2door
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:21 pm 
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351 , fmx , 9", excellant condition! all it needs for rego is tyres(sitting too long). $4k

 

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 Post subject: Re: reverse modification on 2door
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:24 pm 
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what condition was your sisters car in? still registerd? are you/she going to do a full resto on it or just a tidy up?

 

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 Post subject: Re: reverse modification on 2door
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:39 pm 
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mongrl wrote:
351 , fmx , 9", excellant condition! all it needs for rego is tyres(sitting too long). $4k



Shoot me the details on it! Ill take a convertible one in a heartbeat.
Would be a lot of work to reverse enginner it and it would need to be reenginnerred again and its a lot harder then it was 15 years ago now days.

 

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 Post subject: Re: reverse modification on 2door
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:25 am 
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mongrl wrote:
what condition was your sisters car in? still registerd? are you/she going to do a full resto on it or just a tidy up?



it could be a tidy up, but she is doing a full resto on it. right hand sill is completly rusted, and the GS/GT bonnet has a lot of bog. He first car was a XB GT replica. so XB/C have a place to her. Like E series to me. 8-)

But for 4k, it might be worth it. its your choice in the end. good luck eather way mate.
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 Post subject: Re: reverse modification on 2door
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:57 pm 
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I have no intention of passing on it yet. A convertable is still cool. Would still like to turn it back into a hardtop though. The price is right to start a good rebuild/restore or streetmachine project.
I'm just after any help or info on where to get the turret and whats involved in re-attaching it to the body.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:04 pm 
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you possably could get a fibreglass hard top made up in the shape of the original roof and give it the vinyl roof look...???
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