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1967 Ford Mustang Coupe-To-Fastback Conversion

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Fitment and Alignment: Problems and Solutions
1. Filler Panel Finagle

2. Need Longer Doors
Once the Dynacorn quarters were in place, no amount of pushing, grinding, or swearing would close the gap between the quarter-panel and the passenger door to an acceptable distance. Carmody advised not freaking out if things don't line up exactly right, even though reproduction parts are stamped to fit OE dimensions: "I've seen original, unmolested, from-the-factory cars as much as 1/4 inch off in certain dimensions. Plus, mixing 44-year-old Ford parts with new stampings creates a whole new set of variables." Compounding this problem was the fact that this door came off of a different car on Recon's lot. To solve this, Aguayo added some extra length to the door by stitch-welding a length of welding rod to the edge of the door. After the welds were ground down, you couldn't tell a repair had been done looking at it from the outside.

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9 comments
Dan Edwards
Dan Edwards

Doesn't Dynacorn already make a fastback body? I'd go that route.

Paul R Castro
Paul R Castro

That sounds like a lot of work. I think I would just find one and buy one

John Lyons
John Lyons

No, not really. Aren't they heavier?

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