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Old 09/05/2008, 08:04 AM   #1

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68 Convertible Advice

I am looking at buying a 68 Mustang Convertible. I want a car that I can drive during the summer on weekends. I love the look of the 68 Shelby but the price is way too steep - even on the reproductions. I came across a 68 California Special clone convertible on E-bay. I loved the way it resembled the Shelby. I have since found out from this site the CS was not available on convertibles. I am asking for opinions and advice on the following:

What is is your general opinion about a CS convertible tribute? Do you think I should try to keep the 68 standard?

If I was to build a tribute - @ how much money in CS parts would I need to purchase to convert?

Any ideas or guidance is welcomed!
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Old 09/05/2008, 08:30 AM   #2
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Welcome snoopcat!

Since you love the look of the Shelby convertible and want to drive and enjoy it without the huge financial risk of a real one - I say build a '68 convertible precisely the way you want. Personally, I would stop short of putting the GT/CS scripts and stripes on it (to avoid confusion) and lean more toward a Shelby decor. I too have seen and like the GT/CS tribute convertibles, but wouldn't want to perpetuate the myth that it was a genuine tribute.

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I've also seen this '68 convert presently on E-bay. The seller says in the description that it has some rust issues in the rocker panels (which happen to be adjacent to the frame rails). I sent the seller a question as to what extent the rust had advanced. NO RESPONSE. So be careful. It's fixable, but a big job involving frame rails, floorpans, etc. It is a handsome looking car, and the pricing did't seem too bad. I'd give it a thorough inspection though, before making any offer/bid. (Cowls, floorpans, frame rails, torque boxes) I'm in the middle of a '68 convert right now (Sunlit Gold) acquired off E-bay, so I know of which I speak!!

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