[Healeys] BT7 --> BJ8?

Al Fuller al at bighealey.org
Wed Feb 8 08:12:01 MST 2017



While I no longer have my BT-7, the place where the top frame assembly fits
on this car looks familiar.  On the other hand, it also looks like it has
the mounting plate for a later style convertible top.  Is this a clue?


Also as regards your comment regarding major structural modification:  it
appears the entire long frame rails have been patched or replaced for most
of their lengths, as evidenced by the lack of weld beads, as well as the new
beads where they were welded in.  is the frame work another clue?





Al Fuller

al at bighealey dot org

'65 BJ-8

'85 Rx-7


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:44 AM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] BT7 --> BJ8?


Beverly Hills Car Club has a car for sale that they say is HBT7L3678. The
car has the features of a BJ7 or Phase 1 BJ8 and none of a BT7. Is it
physically possible without major structural modification to create a
BJ7/BJ8 from a BT7? Can a convertible windshield and doors be used directly
onto a BT7 body?


Yes, I know it's easier just to put a BT7 VIN plate on a BJ8, but that isn't
the question.


Steve Byers


BJ8 Registry

AHCA Delegate at Large

Havelock, NC  



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