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mash68

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convertible to coupe
« on: January 31, 2007, 01:11:21 PM »
Hi all,

I have a 68 camaro which was originally Coupe and then been converted to a Convertible. i am not sure of that but the vin number of the car shows it is a coupe. I want to turn it back to its original Coupe, what are your recommendations? I found the top roof from goodmark but the quarter back left and right sides were not included and they are attached to the right and left fenders . They have told me to get a body shell to do the braces first or weld one before i fix the sheet metal as there is no support beneath the metal sheet.
i just have a convirtable camaro and want to convert it to a coupe. What are the parts required? i can buy a new roof and quarter panels, but how will i get the braces near the rear side windows and other braces to fix the roof on top of it.

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Re: convertible to coupe
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007, 01:55:13 PM »
Can you see where it was cut to be a convertable?How about all the pumps and lines and wiring?The windsheild brackets?Wasn't there a difference in the frame supports?That seems like a lot of work to me,I would look into it and make sure VIN number hasn't been changed

tom

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Re: convertible to coupe
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 05:23:16 PM »
Check to see if the partial vin matches the full vin. More info here: http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#PartialVIN

Good luck,

Tom
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mash68

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Re: convertible to coupe
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 10:17:31 PM »
4b316, thanks for the reply. it looks like an original convertible but the vin is there and i wonder how it could be changed since it is like a stmp in the body. is there any chance to change it? why some one would change it do you think.

i will take some pictures and show it to you as soon as i get them so you can have a look.


Tom, i have not looked for the partial vin# yet it would take some time to remove all of the staff where the p.vin is located.

I think the only way to change it to its original is by getting a roof cut from a donor camaro or firebird 67 to 68 and then fix it on the camaro. i have not been lucky yet to get one but i am looking. let me know if you have any good junk yard link.

thanks again

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Re: convertible to coupe
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007, 11:28:28 PM »
One reason to change the vin would be to recreate a better car that has been totaled. Like a Z from a 6 cyl, etc. Another would be to register a stolen car.

You may be able to read the partial through the cowl. After all these years lots of thing may have happened.

Good luck

Tom

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Re: convertible to coupe
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2007, 09:37:54 AM »
tom,
i will do the check up and hope it is an original convertible although i might love the coupe too with its aggressive look.

thanks