[Healeys] BT7 --> BJ8?

Jean Caron vintage_roadster_restoration at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 8 08:32:31 MST 2017


Looking at the photos, it appears that the chassis is indeed from a BJ7 or BJ8, at least the "B" posts have the holes for the door latch from a BJ8.  However the door hinges are from an earlier model for sure as the later cars had the square plates against the "A" posts from what I recall. The front shroud of a BJ8 is quite different at the windshield so the front shroud of a BT7 would not work for a BJ7/BJ8 from what I know. I think as you indicated they simply used a BT7 Serial number. It certainly appears that they are trying to get rid of some of their parts accumulated over the years and they had enough for one car. Dealers such as that place could not care less as long as there is money for them in the end.


From: Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> on behalf of BJ8Healeys <sbyers at ec.rr.com>
Sent: February 8, 2017 12:43 PM
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?

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

Steve Byers


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