source for muscle car bodys



source for muscle car bodys

Postby grumpyvette » January 17th, 2013, 1:37 pm

now if youve ever looked into finding a project muscle car , because you want to own a really clean muscle car project and youve found most of the cars you can find are either rusted 1/2 way past useless or way over priced, and you want something in decent condition, you will quickly find original body's, in anything like decent condition, cost far more than the original cars cost brand NEW.
If you do find a decent car its likely to need extensive restoration or cost you a great deal more than you might expect it too.
and if you want something thats rather rare, you will have a great deal of trouble finding decent replacement parts, something like an American motors AMX or even an older Buick can be a challenge to find parts.
the early camaros, mustangs, GTO, chevelles, some mopar products, and of course most corvettes all have a good support base

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http://www.classicindustries.com/produc ... 96963.html

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http://www.corbettsauto.com/1969_camaro ... _parts.htm

http://www.dynacornbodies.com/body-shells/camaro.php

https://www.autometaldirect.com/new-product-alerts

http://www.racingjunk.com/category

http://www.c2cfabrication.com/wp-conten ... syear=1967

http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicles/ ... ewall.html

http://www.restorationperformance.com/s ... ent/Detail

http://bangshift.com/blog/Classic-Indus ... anels.html

http://mikescustomcars.com/69bodies.htm

http://www.classicindustries.com/camaro ... 44720.html

http://ghostworks.yearone.com/1969-mail-order-camaro/

http://ghostworks.yearone.com/1970-Challenger/

http://restorationpartssource.com/store ... _Parts.htm
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: source for muscle car bodys

Postby grumpyvette » December 18th, 2013, 12:48 pm

now just as a bit of a home work project lets say I at random select a 1963 Pontiac Bonneville to build ,just as an execise
(purposely selected because its NOT super popular)
Id like to get you gentlemen's help here!

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and lets say I needed all the glass, a hood, front fenders trunk and a trunk floor and floor pans, can anyone tell me where to find those components?


YEAH! OPGI has a few parts but what other options do you have?
Id like to have a long list of potential body and interior supply options in this thread listed as a reference point


http://www.opgi.com/bonneville/1964/she ... dy-panels/

http://www.getusedparts.com/
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IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: source for muscle car bodys

Postby 87vette81big » December 18th, 2013, 7:07 pm

For a 1963 Pontiac Bonneville, only Trunk Pans, and floor pan sections are reproduced.
AMES Performance comes to mind.
1963 Bonneville similar to my 1963 Pontiac Grand Prrix but Bonny built on a longer wheelbase chassis frame.
Front fenders, hood, glass must be sourced out used originals or GM NOS.
Car Clubs, Pontiac Friends, Ebay for used original parts.
Sometimes a friends local old car junkyard.
Hood, front fenders, windshield the same on all 1963 Pontiac Fullsize cars.
Back rear window glass special for 63 GP. Used on 63-64?Olds Starfire also.
I had to install used original replacement backglass on my 63 GP last fall.
Took out of a 1964 Olds Starfire myself.
Installed into my 63 GP with wife helping.
Impossible glass to find. Took 1 year to find it.
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Re: source for muscle car bodys

Postby 87vette81big » December 18th, 2013, 7:20 pm

Important Advice Grumpy,
On fleabay with super rare unobtainable Pontiac parts, always email through fleabay , ask the seller a question.
Get thier phone number. If they give it call them.
Discuss potential purchase.
Sometimes they will shut down auction early.
If no answer don't bid .
Ultra rare like a Pontiac Ram Air 5 engine, everone Pontiac wants.
Case like that. Stay quiet. Need $50-65k to buy it.
Just win the auction.
Pontiac guys with ultra rare get offended easy.
You can tell them off through ebay.
I have done it a few times.
Nothing happened. :mrgreen:
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Re: source for muscle car bodys

Postby 87vette81big » January 10th, 2014, 8:11 pm

I found a New source for hard to find original Pontiac Parts Grumpy.
Not Fleabay.
Bought an original used Fan shroud for the 70 TA.
I put a crack in mine.
All repros wrong for my car , made in china, and made from cheap plastic.
Price was right & in excellent condition.
Correct parts for that car are super hard to find today.
Let you know how the Service was when it gets here.
Time to drive her & drag race once again
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Re: source for muscle car bodys

Postby grumpyvette » January 11th, 2014, 9:15 am

any time anyone finds a good source for muscle car parts Id appreciate if they post a link and any info, as it helps all of us!
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: source for muscle car bodys

Postby 87vette81big » January 11th, 2014, 9:36 am

I can't call it a good source just yet Grumpy.
Haven't recieved the Special Fan Shroud just yet for the 70 TA.
It must arrive safe & undamaged.
Let you know.
Its been shipped.
Be here soon.

Sure are a lot of crap repro parts out there.
About 40-50% parts on 1970-1/2 TA's unique.
Long time owner so I can spot differences easy.
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Re: source for muscle car bodys

Postby grumpyvette » January 20th, 2014, 1:24 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/01/ ... p=features

ford just announced a NEW run of 32 ford deuce coup bodys, frames and suspension components are NOT included

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Re: source for muscle car bodys

Postby 87vette81big » January 20th, 2014, 1:27 pm

Frank's Pontiac Auto Dismantling in 29 Palms, CA.
1970-1/2 TA Fan shroud arrived safe.
Free Girly Calender given too.
I can recommend. Put up pics later & link.
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Re: source for muscle car bodys

Postby Randy_W » February 24th, 2014, 4:55 pm

I've bought from Frank's myself, honest, fair on time.
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