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Old 07-28-2014, 08:56 PM   #51
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I would think that is a great outcome for you. Plenty of nice cars to buy with that kind of cash. Good luck!
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:08 PM   #52
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Nice man good to see you got a decent amount
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:39 PM   #53
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:00 AM   #54
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:38 AM   #55
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k, buy me one? lol. That's the one mustang I actually like.

But I'm glad things worked out for you, even though the car not getting hit at all would have been better.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:10 AM   #56
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:17 PM   #57
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wow, i've been anxious to see the result of the insurance process. looks like you made out and did not get burnt. i hate looking at the photos on page 1, so sad.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:49 AM   #58
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Anyone interested in buying the car as is?
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:17 AM   #59
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So decided I'm going to fix the car.
Question is who sells the best body panels

Year one?
Or no

Looking for people that have bougtmht body panels before

Thank you.
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:29 AM   #60
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So decided I'm going to fix the car.
Question is who sells the best body panels

Year one?
Or no

Looking for people that have bougtmht body panels before

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Dynacorn aka DII

All the big parts houses just re-sell other people's stuff. I think most of it is DII, Golden Legion, or Goodmark.

Year One is a grossly overpriced reseller of other people's stuff from my experience.

I'd give Rick's Camaros (Eckler's) a call and ask them what they have that's best. I have not dealt with them since Eckler's bought them out but in previous years you could call up and ask who makes the parts they sell and what the best quality option was. An extra $200 to save 2 days of panel beating is well worth it IMO.
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:30 AM   #61
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The who makes the best thing is a huge debate. Year One has nice stuff but also Year One prices. Check around, there are only a few companies that actually make quality replacement panels and they sell through a lot of different outlets, often retagged into the seller's or some other local brand name. AMD is an example of this, they sell direct, through Summit and Jegs under their own brand, and some people have stated they ordered parts from 'resto' companies and inside the box was an AMD tagged piece.

Also keep in mind that any panel will require some amount of massaging because of variations in the car, especially one that has been hit, and variation in the production of the part. So anyone claiming a perfect fit and no finish work needed should be ignored.

Good luck with it and keep us up to date on your progress. Are you going to do the work on your own or through a shop?

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Old 09-12-2014, 11:59 AM   #62
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Vendors do not make sheet metal, so it’s not about year one or classic industries, etc. Hell you can get quality sheet metal from rock auto and summit.

And some companies that make sheet metal might make a good part X but bad Y, so you cannot blanket say 'buy all sheet metal from company Z" because that may be wrong.

My suggestion is start prowling NastyZ28.com for info on 2nd gen aftermarket sheet metal. And make a list of what you need.

Maybe get used GM parts where you can? Or search for key NOS parts. Depends on who is doing the work, and how right you want it I suppose.


oh, you might be better off finding a decent donor car and using parts off your to build one good car. that shell is probably tweaked pretty good.
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Old 09-12-2014, 12:26 PM   #63
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Vendors do not make sheet metal, so itís not about year one or classic industries, etc. Hell you can get quality sheet metal from rock auto and summit.

And some companies that make sheet metal might make a good part X but bad Y, so you cannot blanket say 'buy all sheet metal from company Z" because that may be wrong.

My suggestion is start prowling NastyZ28.com for info on 2nd gen aftermarket sheet metal. And make a list of what you need.

Maybe get used GM parts where you can? Or search for key NOS parts. Depends on who is doing the work, and how right you want it I suppose.


oh, you might be better off finding a decent donor car and using parts off your to build one good car. that shell is probably tweaked pretty good.
This is good advice.
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:37 PM   #64
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I'm not doing the work myself.
I just want it all after martket.
And my body shop can massage the panels all they want.

Car will be for sale afterwards
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:45 PM   #65
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talk to the body shop, sometime the labor involved with aftermarket metal cost more than OE sheet metal. I guarantee they'd rather have OE fenders, even solid used ones

you're rebuilding it to flip? huh.
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Old 09-12-2014, 09:07 PM   #66
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talk to the body shop, sometime the labor involved with aftermarket metal cost more than OE sheet metal. I guarantee they'd rather have OE fenders, even solid used ones

you're rebuilding it to flip? huh.
Yes I'm going to go over a few more stuff before ordering.
Flipping my way up into a used tesla s roadster
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:39 PM   #67
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any updates? maybe throw a turbo under the hood while your fixin her up..
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:19 AM   #68
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any updates? maybe throw a turbo under the hood while your fixin her up..
i think hes got his hands full with one turbo build
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:42 AM   #69
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Not Goodmark! I've bought their stuff for 2 different cars and the body guy wanted to kill me after fitting the parts. Twisted, short, long, bowed, you name it the panels were anything but straight and fitment was terrible.
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Elle- thanks for the input. Still haven't ordered panels.
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Not Goodmark! I've bought their stuff for 2 different cars and the body guy wanted to kill me after fitting the parts. Twisted, short, long, bowed, you name it the panels were anything but straight and fitment was terrible.
really? i dont get my hands on personally with goodmark products, but i work with shops that do use them and havent heard terrible things about them. just standard stuff for aftermarket panels.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:17 PM   #72
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really? i dont get my hands on personally with goodmark products, but i work with shops that do use them and havent heard terrible things about them. just standard stuff for aftermarket panels.
I got fenders and a hood for a 67 Camaro. Fenders were too long in lower rear area and when bolted up they actually bowed out. Body guy had to trim and shorten. Hood fit like a shoe box top that was stepped on.

Hood for a 63 Nova. It looked great out of the box. I went to body shop and couldn't believe how much work it needed.
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Yupp. That's the stuff I don't want to deal with

That's why it's upforsale.
Caigslist for now
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Yupp. That's the stuff I don't want to deal with

That's why it's upforsale.
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Which is why I said hunt for oe parts!

You might be better off selling or parting
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Which is why I said hunt for oe parts!

You might be better off selling or parting
I'd hate to part it. I rather make a little less and know it'll live again.
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