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Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 18, 2021 10:22AM
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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: August 18, 2021 10:31AM
A little Bondo, a little buff and wax, and she's good to go!



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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 18, 2021 10:31AM
Those wrecks are sold only for the title.
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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: Ammo
Date: August 18, 2021 10:34AM
A little Bondo, a little buff and wax, and she's good to go!

A lot of Bondo.



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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 18, 2021 10:38AM
you're all wrong.

with a little work I could easily turn it into a blue 1972 Dino 246.

and a third of a mil$



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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: August 18, 2021 10:39AM
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mrbigstuff
Those wrecks are sold only for the title.

Yep, that, the VIN, and the build plates. For '67 and '68 Mustangs, if you've got those you can buy a brand-new, rust-free body and start over fresh. I'm not sure if '69 and '70 bodies are being reproduced yet, though.

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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: p8712
Date: August 18, 2021 10:44AM
Would be a fun EV conversion.
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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 18, 2021 10:46AM
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Thrift Store Scott
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mrbigstuff
Those wrecks are sold only for the title.

Yep, that, the VIN, and the build plates. For '67 and '68 Mustangs, if you've got those you can buy a brand-new, rust-free body and start over fresh. I'm not sure if '69 and '70 bodies are being reproduced yet, though.

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Right, I guess that someone may just pull together the various parts with a Coyote/Tremec combo and an IRS out back. But then that's a bit of cash that might be a tough ROI. Probably wouldn't be appearing at a future Barrett Jackson (or it might on second thought!).



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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: iaJim
Date: August 18, 2021 10:50AM
That steering wheel could be worth a little money.
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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: August 18, 2021 11:50AM
It looks like my '73 Beetle after the fire.
I sold the charred remains to my mechanic for $50.
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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: kj
Date: August 18, 2021 12:02PM
I thought it was a Camaro confused smiley. I guess it could be just about anything, but still.
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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 18, 2021 12:16PM
.....thought this would be about.....young.....free.....nubile......sex......



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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: August 18, 2021 12:17PM
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Thrift Store Scott
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mrbigstuff
Those wrecks are sold only for the title.

Yep, that, the VIN, and the build plates. For '67 and '68 Mustangs, if you've got those you can buy a brand-new, rust-free body and start over fresh. I'm not sure if '69 and '70 bodies are being reproduced yet, though.

[www.yearone.com]

Do you know if anyone offers a replacement coupe body? Only see fastback and convertible bodies on the site.
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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: timg
Date: August 18, 2021 12:27PM
Someone cue Spicoli!



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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 18, 2021 12:30PM
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mrbigstuff
Those wrecks are sold only for the title.

yup. Paperwork and swapping tags to a donor car. According to the law you can get away with it, but the resulting car, no matter how meticulous the work, its still a fake. The identity of a car is the frame, and the VIN number stamped into it.

If I replaced the frame on one of my Buicks with an Olds Cutlass frame, it would now be, legally, a Cutlass.



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Re: get it while you can
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: August 18, 2021 12:58PM
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macphanatic
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Thrift Store Scott
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mrbigstuff
Those wrecks are sold only for the title.

Yep, that, the VIN, and the build plates. For '67 and '68 Mustangs, if you've got those you can buy a brand-new, rust-free body and start over fresh. I'm not sure if '69 and '70 bodies are being reproduced yet, though.

[www.yearone.com]

Do you know if anyone offers a replacement coupe body? Only see fastback and convertible bodies on the site.

I haven't seen any coupe bodies for sale, but I don't exactly have my finger on the pulse of the Mustang restoration market. I also haven't seen any reproduction '65 or '66 Mustang bodies for sale, but that doesn't mean they're not available.

When I first read about the '67 and '68 Mustang bodies, the article mentioned plans for producing first generation Camaro bodies as well, but I don't know if anything ever came of that.



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Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: August 18, 2021 04:43PM
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Racer X
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mrbigstuff
Those wrecks are sold only for the title.

yup. Paperwork and swapping tags to a donor car. According to the law you can get away with it, but the resulting car, no matter how meticulous the work, its still a fake. The identity of a car is the frame, and the VIN number stamped into it.

I don't disagree with you, but a better example than the car in the original post would be finding a Mustang almost exactly as you'd have ordered one new from the factory with everything still there and working BUT the car is nothing but rust, patches, Bondo, and prayers from the door handles down. In that situation, replacing (what's left of) the body as a whole seems the prudent and sensible course rather than welding on 50 separate patch panels that may or may not fit as advertised to an already decaying structure.

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If I replaced the frame on one of my Buicks with an Olds Cutlass frame, it would now be, legally, a Cutlass.
True, but what if you found an all-original, well cared for '68 GS convertible with a whole bunch of unusual and desirable options that just happened to have a severely rusted frame that was beyond repair- Would you put another frame, specifically one from a different '68 Skylark convertible, underneath it to keep it going?



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Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 18, 2021 08:41PM
Yes, TSS, because they both are fully boxed frames. Grabbing a regular hard top frame would be obvious if you just stuck your hand on the frame while kneeling.

This is why numbers matching is far more than just the engine and trans having the same VIN sequence.

This is also why you can buy a brand new Shelby Cobra with a modern engine and the title says 1966 Shelby Cobra. They have a lot of original frames left over. Same with DeLoreans.



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Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 18, 2021 09:19PM
When you have a very rare car worth well into the 6 figures, maybe even 7 when complete, that 50-100 grand for finding a donor panels and saving the frame is peanuts.

My GSX had a cracked engine cross member where it is welded to the PS frame rail. Broken weld 3/4 of the way around. There was no question that the frame was going to be fixed. Further proof those engines were seriously under rated from the factory.



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