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Old 03-19-2004, 07:13   #1 (permalink)
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Body mods for an XB Hardtop

I have a 75 XB coupe in primer was a john goss I believe. It has already had the body modified by having the door handles and locks shaved as well as the front and rear quarter panel indicators shaved. gives it a very sleek look. I am considering either a targa roof or a complete removeable section of the roof. I know it sounds very sacreligious but it must be done.
Know anybody 'preferably a tradesman' who would know about such things as well as the legalities.
many thanks in advance...

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Old 03-19-2004, 13:35   #2 (permalink)
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I have a 75 XB coupe in primer was a john goss I believe. It has already had the body modified by having the door handles and locks shaved as well as the front and rear quarter panel indicators shaved. gives it a very sleek look. I am considering either a targa roof or a complete removeable section of the roof. I know it sounds very sacreligious but it must be done.
Know anybody 'preferably a tradesman' who would know about such things as well as the legalities.
many thanks in advance...

Scott
You would do well to grab another coupe & start with that using all the bits of the second to return the GOSS back to ORIGNAL then take the second and go nuts I think a TARGA ROOF would require a fair bit of engineering & would at the very least spoil the swooping line that only XA XB XC coupes have. (but thats only my opinion)

I you take a look at the JOHN GOSS SPECIAL INFO thread I have posted the plate details of one of the two GOSS`S that I have If it is close then I would be glad to pm you the complete VIN : of both so you can get a better idea.
The Ford Customer help line cannot trace the GOSS`S as there records only cover the GT`s.

Regard`s James.
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Old 03-20-2004, 19:33   #3 (permalink)
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Start by returning it to how it was before you started messing with it.
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It is now much sleeker looking than with the original door and light crap on the sides. there's noway I would ever want to own an original old ford coupe pretty boring and way too much chrome for me. I don't get into chrome that much. This will end up being unique.

So any one got any ideas or just criticism?
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Its not criticism mate but this is a site for ford enthusists and to chop up a rare Australian muscle car sounds ludacrist to alot of us.
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Um, here's my 2c worth...

I've got a Landau that I'm restoring... I've been restoring it for the past 8 years (bare with me - there is a line to this post!) When I bought it, I wanted to whack a sunroof into it, rip the vinyl roof off etc, but after 3 years and looking at the current examples that have been 'restored', I think that they have been 'ruined'. So, I my point is this - if it's unique - like the GOSS, then keep it unique - restored to in original. You'll find that in doing up the car that you'll accumulate a lot of spare parts and so on, almost to the point of building another car... Your 'own' unique car.

So I agree with gillbegt351.

Best of luck in the build!

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I have a 75 XB coupe in primer was a john goss I believe. It has already had the body modified by having the door handles and locks shaved as well as the front and rear quarter panel indicators shaved. gives it a very sleek look. I am considering either a targa roof or a complete removeable section of the roof. I know it sounds very sacreligious but it must be done.
Know anybody 'preferably a tradesman' who would know about such things as well as the legalities.
Does seem a bit of a shame to mess around with a special model, but hey, its your car But I would have thought there is potential to do horrible things to the rigidity of the car ?

You'd probably find a place that would specialise in Hot-Rods or similar would be a great place to start. They should have lots of experience doing serious body modfications, and know the legal implications of it all . . . I don't know of any, so I'd have a squizz at the yellow pages . . .
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So any one got any ideas or just criticism?
Yes, just criticism
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I suppose you have a perfectly standard ford.
My unique ford will kick your standard fords butt.
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I suppose you have a perfectly standard ford.
My unique ford will kick your standard fords butt.
I hope it all works out for you. It's your car & you can do whatever you like with it. If you're planning an expensive long term project car it could turn out great.

My only comment would be to make sure you have some detailed plans for this thing. I'd hate to see a coupe destroyed by a rush job.
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