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Old 10-09-2006, 12:40 PM
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Well if these guys can do a brand new steel body for a '69 Camaro I certainly wish they would do the 1970 Challenger as well.

http://www.dynacornclassicbodies.com/models.html

You could literally build an entire car without of the headaches of welding, rust removing, body work, etc..
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:43 PM
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Default RE: New bodies for old cars

I saw something like that on "musclecar" where they built this camero. My question would be, if you bought this body, a crate engine to put into and all new parts, would it be technically a 69 or would it be New to the DMV and would have to abide by all the smog regs?
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:53 PM
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Default RE: New bodies for old cars

Here is a comment on when they build kit cars of older cars:

The standards that your car must meet vary from state to state.
Most states will require that your car meet the specifications for the year of your engine.
Another reason to stick with an early engine.

That is all I know about it.
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:18 PM
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So the best way to do this is by a beat up old camaro, and replace everything except the engine, rebuild that and get away from the emissions crap. Here it is 74( or maybe 76 now), you don't need a smog check.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:03 PM
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This reply I saw is for Texas only since each state is different:

If the vehicle has a certificate of origin it can be titled as a kit car (if it came with no engine). All that is needed is a weight certificate, state inspection sticker, proof of insurance, the title from the producer (c.o.o.), and bill of sale for components used. (engine and trans). If no certificate of origin is available (no vin number) then a trip to the Texas D.O.T. will have to take place and a police officer will have to inspect and approve it, then a vin # will be assigned and stamped on the body or chassis and the above steps can then be done. If there is a vin number but no certificate of origin a pencil tracing of the vin number must be presented.

Some counties require emission testing and the ones that don't require the emission components that came with the engine be in place. If a Certificate of origin can be had by all means do it. If you can eliminate the trip to the Texas D.O.T it will shorten the process tremendously. I made three trips to the license place and one to the Texas DOT to straighten all this out. These rules can be bent to various degrees and it will depend on who helps you in the local license office as to how much you can get away with. It could come back to bite you in the future. One thing to concider: A kit with no engine assembled as a kit car requires no sales tax be paid. A complete kit or car would require sales tax be paid. Sales tax on a 25k kit would be 1700.00.



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Old 10-10-2006, 06:19 PM
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That's the way to do it if you don't enjoy dealing with the headaches and just want the car and not the work. I think my late neighboors son made a Charger using such a kit. I don't think he ever got the engine to work right.
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:58 AM
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Any of you guys seen this? It's a company in South Carolina building early fifties style Chevy pickup bodies with modern Mustang drivetrains in them... looks pretty nice. What the SSR coulda been....

http://www.southernmotorcompany.com/



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More pics.....



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Teejay, thanks for the pics, that looks cool. I would take one of them.
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Old 10-11-2006, 02:58 PM
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Nice, but not my taste. A friend of my brother had a 1940s Ford flat bed that he fixed up. It was sweet looking.
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