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windows and roofs interchange 61 NY HT and 60 saratoga sedan
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parallax_ca
Posted 2018-05-29 11:59 PM (#564225)
Subject: windows and roofs interchange 61 NY HT and 60 saratoga sedan


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sorry for the long hiatus... hoping the collective wisdom has an answer
have a 61 new yorker hardtop 4 dr (so no centre pillar)... needs lots of work, has olds rocket drivetrain so never can be original
lead on 60 saratogo 4dr sedan (with centre pillar)

i know alot of work but... is it just a matter of changing doors and cut pillar out to install the pillarless doors OR
have to snip roof at front/door pillars and rear, change doors on both cars to get the pillarless look on the saratoga

yes i know sounds like why??? the NY needs work, the saratoga needs nothing
just asking
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email to parallax@vianet.ca as not always here
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wizard
Posted 2018-05-30 1:44 AM (#564228 - in reply to #564225)
Subject: Re: windows and roofs interchange 61 NY HT and 60 saratoga sedan



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The roof line is the same for 4DHT and 4D sedan 60, hypothetically, it should be possible to cut the center pillar, but I Think that you need the mounting for the 4DHT roof rail from the 61
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ttotired
Posted 2018-05-30 5:59 PM (#564270 - in reply to #564225)
Subject: Re: windows and roofs interchange 61 NY HT and 60 saratoga sedan



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Not sure on your cars, although, looking at the pictures of a 61 hardtop and sedan newyorker, I think I am right. Having rebuilt a 60 4dr sedan (dodge) and now building a 60 4dr hardtop (Plymouth), the only way to convert 1 to the other is to cut and swap the roof totally, including related rear 1/4 panel work and replacing the B pillar. Doors were also a different shape on the inside (I couldn't use the Plymouth door trims on the dodge).

To me, to much stupid work, if you don't want the sedan and want a hardtop, sell the sedan and buy a better hardtop. Be cheaper and easier and better

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