Charger Convertible? Yep!

1968 -1970 Mopars

  1. zyzzyx

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    DSCF8925.JPG DSCF8924.JPG So, I just thought I'd share this beauty with everyone. I just got back from a Labor Day car show in Naperville, Illinois at 87th street and Route 59. The guy said he used a Coronet top and hardware. Enjoy! DSCF8923.JPG DSCF8923.JPG DSCF8924.JPG DSCF8926.JPG DSCF8925.JPG
     
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      Great looking car
       
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      Looks great. One of my friends built a Superbird ragtop. It actually looks good.
       
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      He said he put frame connectors on it to make it "stiffer".
       
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        wow!
        and damn! had i known, woulda taken the 'vert out
         
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          Cool!
           
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            I'm rather surprised that Dodge didn't offer this in the first place. Looks real nice.
             
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              I have no Idea what it actually looks like with the top up, but I'm gonna look for a pic of a Coronet convertiblee now!
               
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              I like it !
               
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              Pretty wild!
               
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              @zyzzyx [​IMG]
               
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                I opened this thread thinking "Oh boy, what kind of hack job do we have here" but damn, that car looks good.
                 
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                  Doing a search, I noticed how many people wanted to drive what Mopar wouldn't build.
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                  • zyzzyx

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                    I saw the car in person, and I was really impressed with the workmanship of the car! The paint even had some ground glass or twinkely
                    stuff in it that was very subtle. I guess there are a few of these out there! Thank's for the pic's.
                     
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                    I wonder if it would be easier to hang Charger sheetmetal on a Coronet convertible rather than have to engineer all the convertible bits.
                     
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                      My opinion , too 5wnd. much easier to swap front clip and quarters than do the cutting and chopping to install a vert roof and get everything to fit . I wouldn't be surprised that a lot are done like that , however the problem of switching vin tags comes into play here which apparently is a felony ? But who knows maybe they are all Chargers .
                       
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                      I don't think that would be an issue since they never officially made a Charger convertible, one could just leave it tagged as a Coronet. It's not like you hurt the "originality" of a car they never made.
                       
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                      i could not be happier with mine...dad bought a new charger in 68...i was six..charger in the blood!!!

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                        seems to be a lot of 70 convertibles going by the side markers
                         
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                        mine is a '69..markers are reflectors not lights and are smaller than 70
                         
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