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Old 01-23-2018, 07:06 PM   #1
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Smile How your Mustang Convertable was Made

I found this on the internet. I always thought that a convertable was built as a convertable, a car with no metal roof but then had a cloth top put on.
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Why would DAP waste the time, energy, and steel to spot weld C-pillars and a solid roof to the chassis only to chop them off off later? Sound ridiculous to me. The 'temporary' tops were a fiberglass-type material. They were shipped back to DAP to be re-used.
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:50 PM   #3
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This is what i have always been told, and read...

Ford contracted Cars and Concepts to convert hardtop Mustangs into convertibles in 1983. Convertibles built after that, as far as i know, started out as convertibles. They werent conversions. There was one exception to this. McLaren.

According to ascmclaren.org...

"the '87-'90 ASC/McLaren Mustangs began life on the Dearborn assembly line as two-door notchbacks with convertible platforms. Roofs were cut off by laser at ASC and the A-pillars were inclined a few degrees rearward for improved aerodynamics, which meant trimming the door glass for proper fit."

Cars and Concepts also took care of the Chrysler LeBaron convertible.
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