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  1. Fat Boss

    Fat Boss Active Member Established Member

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    Guys n' Gals-

    Let's see your convertible pics! I've had my 64 Falcon factory V8 convertible for over 30 years now. I rebuilt the "five bolt" 289 with my dad back in 1987. I converted it to a Toploader in the early 90's. It's kind of rough at the moment, and under a tarp. I do have a pretty solid collection of NOS parts for the eventual restoration including grill, headlight brows, reverse light kit, all emblems, etc.

    Mom's cousin bought it new in late '63. Everyone calls it "The Pelican."

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    I think this is the day Cousin Bill bought it. Tracy, CA.

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    My current thrill ride, which I hope to have for all eternity is the widebody GT350. It's got the FR 624 HP Whipple supercharger on it, and the wide body allows for the 20x13 with 345's in the back. It's quite the step up from "The Pelican."

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    I'm pretty sure I can blame my dad for the convertible love. He has four of them.

    What started it all for me- dad's 1910 Model T that he bought months before I was born. How he convinced my mother that he needed another old car right before having another kid is beyond me. Here he is behind the wheel.

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    His other early car, and his only non-Ford is this 1913 Oakland. Ok, my mom just got a Tesla, but he's pretty much a Ford guy. You can't tell what color this car was originally. It's unrestored with the exception of some modern aluminum pistons. That aluminum crankcase is a work of art. It is the finest aluminum casting I've ever seen, and it was done over a hundred years ago.

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    Dad's latest restoration project is this '35 Phaeton four door convertible. It's differentiated from a convertible sedan in that it has side curtains, not roll up windows. It had its '35 front sheet metal changed to '36 at the dealership at Ford's expense to try to sell it originally. Dad's restoring it to true '35 specs.

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    Lastly here's his '39 Convertible Sedan. It's mostly unrestored with a dealer installed Colombia two speed axle. He drives it quite a bit. It's capable of highway speeds.

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  2. Great Asp

    Great Asp Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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  3. lexustech48

    lexustech48 I <3 Ford Premium Member Established Member

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    Absolutely incredible collection there!

    My girlfriend has made no bones about it, she wants a Mustang GT convertible. She was livid when I told her that Ford never made a Bullitt Convertible. :D
     
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    Silverstrike It's to big to move FAST! Established Member

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    I only have had and still do own a 2005 Corvette convertible, with beige top and cashmere interior.

    The only real complaint that I have is the excessive wind buffeting when behind box cargo vans and semis and trailers on the highway.
     

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  5. Fat Boss

    Fat Boss Active Member Established Member

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    Thanks, dad's also got a pair of 32 Fords, one is a Woodie Wagon he's had for 55 years, and the other is a nicely restored Five Window Coupe.

    You could always make a Bullitt convertible...

    Hopefully that Vette has enough get-up-and-go to pass those trucks!
     
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    lexustech48 I <3 Ford Premium Member Established Member

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    Thats what I think we will end up doing, building a Bullitt vert. She loves the Highland Green so we could find a Mustang GT vert and send it to the paint booth, and it shouldnt be hard to change out the faux gas cap badge on the deck lid. Maybe get lucky and score a Bullitt drivers airbag assembly.
     
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    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    I rarely let the top down anymore, but it is a convertible. abd73bbe9f66843a8f839b884bb577bf.jpg

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  8. 04MysticCobra

    04MysticCobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Never been a convertible guy especially with Mustangs but besides the AC Cobra's my favorite vert. has always been a 67 Vette big block sidepipes stinger hood and knockoffs in the color pictured below.....amazing car.

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    Do not really care for verts but I like that one.
     
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    Coiled03 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I like them, they just don't make sense in my neck of the woods. Unless you're die hard about putting the top down, there are really only a couple months of the year, here, where it's comfortable to do so.
     
  11. Fat Boss

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    I hear you. I'm in CA so winter and nights during summer are best. Daytime in the summer is too hot. It's hard to beat top down at night in July though.
     
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    Love all those cars! I'm not far from you, will I see any of these cars at local car shows this year?
    I've always had a soft spot for Falcons.
     
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    SHOdown220 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I'll never think verts look as good as coupes but I do like them regardless. I had a 06 mustang gt vert and I absolutely loved having the top down. Especially on a warm summer night with a clear sky.
     
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    Certain cars look great as verts. Id like a foxbody convertible myself.
     
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    Fat Boss Active Member Established Member

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    The Pelican isn't going anywhere anytime soon. It needs a clutch badly, and a whole new suspension, and...

    If you're anywhere near Hollister, the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club has it's yearly Speedster Run and Lowland Tour in June.

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    Silverstrike It's to big to move FAST! Established Member

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    Marlboro Maroon is the name of that color as the only other red for 1967 was Ralley Red which was a bright red. And it is named after Marlboro track in Maryland and not the cigarettes.
     
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    Not my cup of tea but very nice collection.
     
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    Loved my vert!!! Wife hated it though. Messed her hair up and she didn't like that. So she rarely drove around with me if I were to put the top down. So I drove with the top down every time I had a chance.
     
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    Thanks and I know that Marlboro Maroon color very well. I was a Vette guy before I was a Mustang guy. My first Vette in 1975 was a 1969 Coupe 350 in Lemans Blue. But sitting on the showroom floor was that exact 67 Vette except in coupe form and it was mint. It was only $1000 more at the time than the 69 I bought but I could not afford it. After the 69 I bought my Corvette mechanic's 1970 Motion Performance Vette big block coupe in black. My last Vette was a 1971 LS-5 big block coupe in Ontario Orange. They were all fun but I was done buying Corvettes after that point.
     
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    Silverstrike It's to big to move FAST! Established Member

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    Now there was a guy that caused waves was the Baldwin Motion series of GM vehicles in the desert years of performance 1973-85. That was until the Feds and the EPA found out and put a stop to it all 1975. That car if in immaculate condition would be 6 figures for sure this day and age.
     
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