|Originally posted by Patrick:|
It's a whole lot more involved than simply swapping the "front and back". The only body panel that's the same if I remember correctly is the hood. That's it. Everything else... rocker panels, wheel well liners, etc needs to be swapped over. Even the wiring harness for the rear lights is different.
This is pretty accurate. Of course the roof will stay in place, but yeah...
It could be done, though. It would take several days for someone who knew what they were doing.
To me it doesn't make a great deal of sense to do it. You'll end up with two "numbers don't match" un-original cars, and will kill any collector value that they may have had.
Sounds like this is not a priority to you, but it's the reality of the situation. Any potential buyers will be like
Having said all that...
I added a fastback clip to my Formula, but I didn't start out to make a GT clone. Just a fastback Formula.
I don't care anything about collector value. It's far from original.
Edit - The black rear trim pieces for the T-tops will have to come off in order to swap the rear body clip. Be very careful. They may be siliconed and riveted into place. They'll be easy to break and are made out of "unobtainium".
If it sounds like I'm trying to talk you out of this, that would be pretty accurate. But good luck, whatever you decide.
Raydar88 Formula IMSA Fastback. 4.9, NVG T550 Praise the Lowered!
[This message has been edited by Raydar (edited 11-21-2014).]