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Question: new body vs fixing rust
buy new body - 2 (25%)
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« on: July 14, 2014, 08:41:22 AM »

I might have hit the wrong button,  but when did all the extra stuff get added to make a post?


So sister in laws live in guy was with me at the lake this weekend, and ask  why i dont just buy the entire body instead of mix my rust.

I said mainly because of money, I thought those dynacor? bodies where $15K...   bla bla


Anyway my floors have been done at some point and look to be in good shape,   as of now my firewall is good, ( i havent taken the car that far apart yet)   the hood is good, and the doors..   Which means i need roof, roof supports, 1/4, trunk lid, front fenders etc...  I looked at this up on line and its about $4K worth of parts...   which is a lot cheaper than a new body,  but then you have labor to put it on etc etc...


Anyway question is has anyone done the new body,  or is it better to just fix what you have...   The car will be going back black so body work will have to be perfect, which im sure the new bodies will need to be worked as well.  
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 08:45:12 AM »

Never mind,  i found what i was looking for on here with the search lol.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 06:58:36 PM »

I priced out an entire dynacorn body for a 69 a few years ago, and it was around $13k for an entire new body, including delivery to my door.  It included every new panel of sheetmetal, and was guaranteed by the seller to have the doors and trunk lid prefit with supposedly near perfect gaps before being sent out.  Not sure how much this has gone up, but I know that the seller I spoke with was willing to deal a little, and the advertised price was not set in stone.  Bear in mind, this was a few years ago, and they were trying to get this things out there for all of us to see. 

Just a thought.

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 11:46:03 PM »

Friend of mine sent his '67 ragtop body to NC and had it (nearly) completely rebodied a couple of years back, at a cost of nearly $13K. He has since put a tremendous number of hours straightening, regapping, and replacing what was supposed to be perfect when it came back. He has made a straighter car out of what someone else claimed to have completed, but he also states he would never repeat what he has just gone through. His convertible body reminded me a lot of your coupe before it went out for work -

Reason he didn't want a Dynacorn - he wanted the car to be at least partly original, but I think he has changed his mind a bit. If it were mine, I do believe before spending that kind of coin on replacing parts, I would have capitulated and gone Dynacorn. He would have been finished with the car by now, and would have enjoyed driving it sooner if he had. My vote - transfer the tags legally, and go with the Dynacorn body. You'll not have to worry about what's happening between the seams in your bruised '69 -

Just my opinion -
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 12:11:13 AM »

If you go with a new complete body, you'd have the choice of coupe or convertible...  and convertible might be worth a bit more when you got done....?
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 08:00:00 AM »

Convertible with a coupe VIN and cowl tag (and vis-versa) is practically unsellable these days.
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2014, 10:28:10 AM »

Plenty of rusted-through convertibles around for donor cars -

http://nashville.en.craigslist.org/pts/4495632099.html

Of course, that requires another hulk purchase, but at least it might be more fun to build and enjoy, plus have a higher resale value.

Then again, you can do a coupe, resto-mod it, BB clone it, anything you want to achieve. Considering your coupe is not a high option car, you could make it into any combination without remorse for obliterating an original car. That to me is the other side of having a new (Dynacorn) repro shell.

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