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My first Longroof!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cortney, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
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    I have seen a couple 2dr conversions with just one long window which would be over 6ft long. They did not have the (did they make this) factory look I was going for. My one window is a slider just like the Tri-Five Nomads and I was able to shape my opening to accept shortened stock GM stainless. My C-pillar has been narrowed and maintains the same original angles and gives me the design flow I wanted. The earlier Malibu 2drs had a narrow straight C-pillar that did not appeal to me. I usually start out by cutting and pasting pictures, drawing and building diecast or plastic models to see what direction I want to take with my design.

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  2. COCONUTS
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    Yea, you are right about that, 6 feet of glass would be long, but would that be with the standard length of a sedan 2 door or a 4 door, door?
     
  3. raymay
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    The 6ft opening is when you use the longer 2dr door. A 4dr door would make the opening even bigger and totally out of proportion. I used doors, B-pillars and quarter sections from an ElCamino. The Wagons and ElCamino's have a quarter panel that is 3" longer than a Coupe or Sedan.
     
  4. Cortney
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    TTTT8, very nice wagon!
     
  5. Cortney
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    Raymay, I don't think I've ever seen a 2dr 66 wagon in person. Please post pictures of it once it's all together!
     
  6. Cortney
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  7. jeffh547
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    from Florida

    I wonder what happened to Cortney. 2½ years ago he just disappeared. :(
     
  8. As long as its a long roof , you are in the club! LOL.Bruce.
     

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