V-8 Archie SL-500
SL-500 Body Conversion
7 Hillside Dr. Unit C
Barrington, IL 60010
Order Line 800-891-3608
This conversions fits in all '83 thru '93 Ford Mustang Convertibles.
As you may know, there are currently sveral conversion packages available to convert the Chrysler LeBaron to this type of body kit. However, as you may have guessed, there are several reasons that the Mustang is a better choice for this conversion.
Some of those reasons are as follows:
Accuracy, the Mustang chassis allows a more proportionally correct conversion. A close inspection of conversions on the LeBaron chassis will reveal. Among other things, a hood that is way too short; the front quarter panel is about 7" short; the body height at the "A" pillar is about 4" too tall; and the LeBaron passenger compartment is too long.
Performance, as everyone knows, virtually any level of performance can be achieved with the Mustang chassis, including power and handling. The LeBaron chassis only offers you a 4 or 6 cylinder engine and virtually no aftermarket performance parts.
Donor car cost, a good condition Mustang chassis are often available for less than a comparatively equipped LeBaron chassis.
The cost of a completed car is virtually the same on a Mustang or LeBaron chassis.
The Mustang features a front engine and rear wheel drive chassis layout, just like a real car. Any performance modification that you can make to a stock Mustang can also be made to this conversion.
Reliability, it's no secret that a bad Ford is more reliable than a good Chrysler.
Serviceability, as with a Chevy, I believe that there are very few mechanics who don't know how to fix a Ford and that virtually all car parts stores carry in inventory just about any part needed to fix a Ford.
Most Importantly, When you finish your car, you won't have to make excuses as to the desirability of your donor car choice.
SL-500 Kit Information $ 4995.00
This conversion allows you to retain all of the stock Mustang safety features, including the energy absorbing bumpers and the door beams.
The Mustang drive line and suspension can be left stock or modified as you would any other Mustang.
You can choose your wheels from the wide range of wheels currently available for the Mustang, or, with our optional wheels adapters, you can use any aftermarket wheel that any other SL owner might use.
This conversion requires no major changes to the Mustang chassis
You can use a Mustang that has some crash damage as your donor car.
This 13 piece body package includes:
* L. & R. FRONT FENDERS
* L. & R. ROCKER PANELS
* FRONT BUMPER
* L. & R. DOOR PANELS
* REAR BUMPER
* DECK LID
* REAR CLIP
* INNER DECK LID FRAME
* INNER HOOD FRAME
* VIDEO INSTRUCTION TAPE
* ALL HARDWARE TO MOUNT, HINGE AND LATCH YOUR BODY.
The original Mustang parts that are removed for this conversion are:
* FRONT BUMPER COVER
* REAR BUMPER COVER
* DECK LID & HOOD
* BOTH FRONT FENDERS
* FRONT GRILL
* HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLIES
You can sell these parts to help defray some of your costs.
WHEEL ADAPTERS, ADAPT MUSTANG 4-BOLT PATTERN TO MERCEDES 5-BOLT PATTERN. THESE ADAPTERS WILL ALLOW YOU TO USE ANY AFTERMARKET WHEEL THAT ANY SL OWNER MIGHT USE. PRICE $ 340.00 (SET OF 4)
MIRROR COVERS, HELPS YOU REPLACE STOCK MUSTANG MIRRORS WITH FLAG STYLE MIRRORS PRICE $ 180.00 (PAIR)
CUSTOM INTERIOR PANELS (DASH COVER, L & R DOOR PANELS) PRICE $ 590.00
We can supply other items you may want to consider for your conversion:
|(ITEM)||(PART #)||(RETAIL)||(YOUR COST)|
|L. TAIL LIGHT||1298202164||$188.00||$169.00|
|R. TAIL LIGHT||1298202264||$188.00||$169.00|
|L. HEADLIGHT ASSY.||1298204561||$336.00||$302.00|
|R. HEADLIGHT ASSY.||1298204661||$336.00||$302.00|
|TOTAL ACCESSORY PACKAGE||$1663.00||$1496.00|
Note: The above prices are for new parts, but you can buy these parts used at your local bone-yard.
We can build this conversion on a Mustang chassis that you supply for a total cost of $15,900.00.
This conversion would take about 2 weeks to complete, and is by appointment only.
This conversion would include the following:
* WE REMOVE YOUR OLD MUSTANG PARTS AND DISPOSE OF THEM.
* WE CLEAN AND INSPECT THE MUSTANG CHASSIS AS NEEDED.
* WE PROVIDE, INSTALL AND ALIGN ALL OF THE FIBERGLASS BODY PARTS INCLUDING MOUNTING
* HARDWARE AND OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRRORS.
* WE PROVIDE AND INSTALL THE LIGHTS AND GRILLS. THESE ARE ORIGINAL NEW
* MERCEDES PARTS.
* WE PROVIDE AND INSTALL THE THIRD BRAKE LIGHT IN THE DECK LID AND THE HEADLIGHT WIPERS.
* WE PROVIDE AND INSTALL THE CUSTOM CLOTH CONVERTIBLE TOP.
* WE PROVIDE AND INSTALL THE MERCEDES REPLICA II WHEELS, TIRES AND WHEEL ADAPTERS.
* WE PROVIDE AND INSTALL THE ALARM SYSTEM, INCLUDING POWER DOOR LOCKS.
* WE PROVIDE AND INSTALL THE CORRECT DOOR HANDLES.
* WE PREPARE AND PAINT THE CAR IN YOUR CHOICE OF COLORS.
There are currently several completed cars in stock for immediate delivery. A current listing is below. The cost of these "turn-key" cars varies depending on the price and options of the donor car. An older Mustang chassis can sometimes cost $ 4000.00 or less. A newer Mustang chassis can cost $ 11000.00 or more, depending on the condition and equipment. This variation is cost is the biggest single factor in the final price of a "turn-key" car.
MB SL-500 REPLICA MOUNTED ON 1986 MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE CHASSIS. V-8, AT, POWER TOP, PW, PS, 71K WITH 5K ON FRESH 5.0 ENGINE, BORBET REPLICA II WHEELS, COMP T/A TIRES, AUTHENTIC GRILL & LIGHTS WITH HEADLIGHT WIPER BLADES AND 3rd. BRAKE LIGHT. PAINTED TWO TONE M.B. SILVER. CUSTOM MAROON & BLACK INTERIOR WITH JVC STEREO SYSTEM AND NEW CARPETING. CUSTOM REPLICA CLOTH TOP W/THREE PIECE REAR WINDOW. PRICED AT $ 21000.00.