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    HELP!: Can you turn a 355 Ferrari Hardtop Kit Into A Convertible?

    Hey,
    Is it possible to take a 355 Hardtop Kit Body, and cut the roof of to make it into a convertible? Would you need to brace the body? And how would I go about doing so?

    Thanks!!

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    Re: HELP!: Can you turn a 355 Ferrari Hardtop Kit Into A Convertible?

    You can indeed;

    I have done just that but I do not recommend it if you are not prepared for A LOT OF FIBERGLASSING AND BODYWORK.

    I cut the roof off and then had an opportunity to get at some molds from CK3 before they all dissappeared and I was able to get the rear pieces that filled the holes left by the roof going away. I was trying to make my own rear filler pieces before that but it was not working out very well.

    If you are still wanting to go down that road, do all your reinforcing of the frame before you cut the roof frame away and call John Watson to see if he will pull some of the rear top pieces for you. It will be worth the cost whatever he charges. Make sure you have access to the fiberglass pieces first before cutting the roof away, otherwise you are in for a mean time.

    If I was to do it again, I would sell my Berlinetta body panels and buy An AD kit from John. It will save you months, beleive me.

    Good Luck
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    Re: HELP!: Can you turn a 355 Ferrari Hardtop Kit Into A Convertible?

    Anything is posible in the kit car BIZ, but I do know you can take a 87 GT and an AD Spider kit and make a sweet coupe in one month

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    Re: HELP!: Can you turn a 355 Ferrari Hardtop Kit Into A Convertible?

    Hi all,

    Why not just go targa, or the 355 GTS???? It would be more original as most kits are the convertible......Just my 2 cents
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