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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NwOh_Starsky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-July-2014 at 3:55AM
Closer to the panamera. I was thinking graft the fastback rear to the sedan roof, keeping all that is there on the sedan.
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NW, I have a gts roof sitting in Kansas if you need one.
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That'll have to be my second one....
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Actually, that sounds very cool. I'll bet the reception would be awesome, given the fact 4 door fastbacks are all the rage now.

Why not go the Full-Monty and graft a hatch back there (like the Panamera)? Utilize the lower portion of the decklid, a larger back glass, reinforcements on the rear of the roof for the hinges, and modify as needed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-July-2014 at 4:47AM
Gran Torino Runabout?
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Funny you say that. Ford did a Montego concept where they did a full hatch and a tailgate and fit a 6 wheeler in the back of a two door Montego.
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Joe you nailed it. That's exactly what I wanted to do. I thought it would be sweet. Very wagon like very cool.
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If a person was so inclined...

Grab the hatch off a Nova hatchback (if you want the original lines of the 4 door kept) and widen to fit. Novas kept that "bend", mimicking a formal roof style. Then modify with the Torino trunk lid. Use the Nova recess channels, since it sits flush with the upper body lines (no side seam showing) and proceed.

Grab the hatch off a Hornet Sportabout (if you desire the Torino Sportroof lines) and widen to fit. Again, use the inner channels off the Sportabout so that it sits flush with the upper surfaces and does not show a seam from the sides. Again, use the Torino trunk lid.

This is doable with the right skills, I think.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

If a person was so inclined...

Grab the hatch off a Nova hatchback (if you want the original lines of the 4 door kept) and widen to fit. Novas kept that "bend", mimicking a formal roof style. Then modify with the Torino trunk lid. Use the Nova recess channels, since it sits flush with the upper body lines (no side seam showing) and proceed.

Grab the hatch off a Hornet Sportabout (if you desire the Torino Sportroof lines) and widen to fit. Again, use the inner channels off the Sportabout so that it sits flush with the upper surfaces and does not show a seam from the sides. Again, use the Torino trunk lid.

This is doable with the right skills, I think.
 
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Sawzall for cutting off the roof section but cutoff wheel for trimming and fitment
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Originally posted by Eliteman76 Eliteman76 wrote:

Funny you say that. Ford did a Montego concept where they did a full hatch and a tailgate and fit a 6 wheeler in the back of a two door Montego.
 
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Adam I have Andy's roof skin BUT I also have a full 72 Sport at the farm...the car is JUNK but the roof stuff you need is in decent shape
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I like the basic concept of "guest's" car, but would probably section a wagon onto a formal to keep the shorter wheelbase, and I think the formal rear side window would look cleaner.
That Montego sporthauler reminds me of Dan the Ranchero Man's rear tonneau/hatch thingey...Thumbs Up
just on an earlier year.
The thing I wonder if "guest" considered:
4 door/wagon uses a different windshield than a 2 door/ranchero. A-pillar post angle is different.
This will affect the side windows in a door swap.
When you do this swap on a fairmont, there is a 2 door sedan (non-futura) that matches post angle and windshield.


Edited by Big Bird - 10-July-2014 at 2:44PM
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
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Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

I like the basic concept of "guest's" car, but would probably section a wagon onto a formal to keep the shorter wheelbase, and I think the formal rear side window would look cleaner.
That Montego sporthauler reminds me of Dan the Ranchero Man's rear tonneau/hatch thingey...Thumbs Up
just on an earlier year.
The thing I wonder if "guest" considered:
4 door/wagon uses a different windshield than a 2 door/ranchero. A-pillar post angle is different.
This will affect the side windows in a door swap.
When you do this swap on a fairmont, there is a 2 door sedan (non-futura) that matches post angle and windshield.
 
All the 72-79 cars use the same windshields and A-Pillars
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I like the lines of that 71-73 Cougar. Makes me want to go looking for late 60s Rivieras....
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that is slick! it does look like a riviera, i like it
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And I'll help build the garage and start chopping with you!
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Regul8r wrote:
"All the 72-79 cars use the same windshields and A-Pillars"
I must have G.M. A bodies on the brain again...Confused
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Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

Regul8r wrote:
"All the 72-79 cars use the same windshields and A-Pillars"
I must have G.M. A bodies on the brain again...Confused

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Originally posted by GTW GTW wrote:

Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

Regul8r wrote:
"All the 72-79 cars use the same windshields and A-Pillars"
I must have G.M. A bodies on the brain again...Confused

*snicker* 

Why you whippersnapper! As soon as I find my Geritol, I'll show ya! LOL
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