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Old 08-13-2007, 12:09   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for info on 63 'Bird

I know they come as verts or hardtops, but is there a hardtop retractable (I believe that's the term for a hardtop convertable)? I want a 63 as my next project, when I move my sorry butt out of Jersey and into Pennsylvania. I just want to know what my options are.

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I know they come as verts or hardtops, but is there a hardtop retractable (I believe that's the term for a hardtop convertable)? I want a 63 as my next project, when I move my sorry butt out of Jersey and into Pennsylvania. I just want to know what my options are.

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Not production, I believe there was one or two prototypes built but that's all. They only built hardtops, Landau hardtops, and convertibles.
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Re: Looking for info on 63 'Bird

Okay, so I have a choice between a vert and a hardtop. Cool.





Yeah, the black hardtop does it a little more for me. LOL!!!

That settles it. You wouldn't happen to know if there is possibly a way to turn the hardtop into a retractable? Like the way Mustangsplus has that kit for the hardtop retractable for the classic Stangs? But motorized? Just trying to research my options before I set out on my journey to find a project car.
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Okay, so I have a choice between a vert and a hardtop. Cool.





Yeah, the black hardtop does it a little more for me. LOL!!!

That settles it. You wouldn't happen to know if there is possibly a way to turn the hardtop into a retractable? Like the way Mustangsplus has that kit for the hardtop retractable for the classic Stangs? But motorized? Just trying to research my options before I set out on my journey to find a project car.
Not that I know of, but with a little time and allot of work you could fab one up!!!
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Not production, I believe there was one or two prototypes built but that's all. They only built hardtops, Landau hardtops, and convertibles.
Correction, there was also the sports roadster, which was a convertible with emblems, tonneau cover, wire wheels, and a grab bar on the dash.
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Re: Looking for info on 63 'Bird

I remember now. I think I was thinking about the fairlane hardtop retractable.



I saw a picture of a late model one that kinda resembled the early 60's T-birds. I wonder if there is a way to swap parts from the one to the other? Man I really need a garage and a lot of tools! LOL!!!!
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