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    Hey guys, I saved this car from the crusher locally and I would like to see if any one can tell me what conversion this is. I may restore it or resell it to someone who has more interest in it than I do. T top cars are more my cup of tea but I couldn't let this one get crushed. It is a 2.3 Turbo 4 spd factory non AC but has a conversion AC kit. Car is very clean. I can not seem to find another like it to see what company made it.

    If anyone has any info they can email me also at specialtyworksllc@gmail.com. As of right now the car is for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000roush View Post
    Hey guys, I saved this car from the crusher locally and I would like to see if any one can tell me what conversion this is. I may restore it or resell it to someone who has more interest in it than I do. T top cars are more my cup of tea but I couldn't let this one get crushed. It is a 2.3 Turbo 4 spd factory non AC but has a conversion AC kit. Car is very clean. I can not seem to find another like it to see what company made it.

    If anyone has any info they can email me also at specialtyworksllc@gmail.com. As of right now the car is for sale.
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    Found the buck tag

    9F02W169372

    MUSTANG = Mustang model line
    169372 = 69,372nd 1979 Ford scheduled for production at Dearborn Assembly
    66B = Mustang 2-dr coupe
    W = turbocharged 2.3L engine
    2 = body & paint rotations #2
    1C = Black exterior paint color
    A = Black interior trim color
    BLK = Black vinyl roof
    DF
    TT = Black lower exterior paint color (lower tu-tone)
    ST
    M
    AC = manual air conditioner
    HB = heated backlite (rear defrost)
    SG
    COM
    6 = vents in hood, hole in hood covered by forward-facing non-functional hood scoop
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    Please post a pic of the buck tag. Thanks.
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    A black over black tu-tone car just seems strange to me. Cool find!
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    Why would the buck tag (which is put on at the factory) indicate a vinyl top.. if that was put on aftermarket ?
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    The coach builders of the day would take any car from anyone and convert it. It could be an owner conversion or a car off the lot on sale. I have never seen one in a turbo 4 before. Off the top of my head, I don't recall the coach builder. It looks like a nice car. I hope it's not too rusty. It's not your regular ASC conversion. It does look similar to the one posted 3-4 months ago in NJ?
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    Full vinyl roof was factory option from 1979 through 1982. Available with all paints, interiors, and engines. It was even available with a sunroof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTD View Post
    Why would the buck tag (which is put on at the factory) indicate a vinyl top.. if that was put on aftermarket ?
    Vinyl top was an actual option on a coupe back then....nothing to do with the vinyl convertible top. So as Kevin noted, it just happened to be a vinyl top coupe that was taken from the lot or original owner and converted.

    And Mick beat me to it
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    Hahaha go figure. That one had me stumped

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinK View Post
    The coach builders of the day would take any car from anyone and convert it. It could be an owner conversion or a car off the lot on sale. I have never seen one in a turbo 4 before. Off the top of my head, I don't recall the coach builder. It looks like a nice car. I hope it's not too rusty. It's not your regular ASC conversion. It does look similar to the one posted 3-4 months ago in NJ?
    The car has no major rot, the floors are solid including the trunk floor, the doors are super clean, no frame rail rot and the rear quarters are clean as well. I would love to restore it but I have not time to get to this one. It is stored indoors but come winter it will have to sit outside. I would love to see it go to someone who has the drive to restore it.

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    Started it and drove it around this past weekend. If anyone has an idea of who built the conversion please let me know.

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    See this for a list of Coach Builders
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