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Old 07-28-2009, 06:44 PM
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alrighty, hold the phone!
Sal...take a piccy of yer bird as is..

and another about where you want to put the porthole, and the shape and size of the porthole....

this can be done without much blood,sweat or tears!

reciprocating saw, inserts, time, material....

yer a 1/3 of the way with simply the idea!
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:19 PM
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Hi Cathie,

Sal owns a '60 Convertible... It is the car of the month for July in the 2009 Squarebirds calendar.. He is thinking of adding a bubble top to it, ala the Babybirds, or the newer Tbirds. So he is going to check into the bottom sizes of both to see if either one might be adaptable to a '60 Squarebird. If not, then the other thing is doing what was suggested below. Finding a good top to chop, modify and mate to his convertible so he can put it on and take it off when he wants to. It has been done before, but maybe only once or twice. We have a picture of it one the Forum somewhere. It is in Anything Goes, I think.

Here is his beautiful Tbird with the Tonneau package in place.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:32 PM
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OK...Sal HAS this car, in his hands directly...and wants to muck about with it?
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Here is that '58 that was modified into a convertible, along with the detachable roof to the left of it. This roof did NOT have a port hole in it, but if someone can modify a HT roof and make it fit and latch onto a convertible, someone certainly can add port holes to it. This picture came from Alexander, who saw it on display some years ago.
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Yes, Sal owns that beautiful red '60 Convertible, and has for some time. I would not say he wants to "muck" around with it though! He wants to add a hardtop to it, if possible, with a port hole, like they used to have for the Babybirds and the newer Birds. He wants to be able to put it on, when he wants to, unclamp it, and take it off when he wants to. It can be done, and has been done, but not very often.
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