Dynacorn’s Repro ’70 Challenger Body Available NOW!

Dynacorn’s Repro ’70 Challenger Body Available NOW!

It was unveiled at the 2010 SEMA Show, something that devoted Mopar folks (like you) have dreamed about for years: A reproduction E-Body shell, ready to build into the Challenger you’ve always wanted. Officially licensed by Ma Mopar, it’s available from Dynacorn Classic Bodies in ’70 Challenger hardtop form. “It is all 1006 universal -grade automotive steel,” says Dynacorn’s Jim Christina of the cold-rolled sheet steel used to make the reproduction E-Body. “In all cases in this particular shell, it’s thicker than the original.” Can you build a car that’s street-legal using one of these bodies? That’s up to you, as every state has different rules and requirements for “specially constructed vehicles.” The SEMA Action Network has updated the database of state-by-state laws and regulations that cover these–log on to www.moparmusclemagazine.com, for a link to the listing. Once you’re there, you’ll be able to see what your home state requires for your Dynacorn-bodied Challenger to be legally titled and...
Another new Mustang from Dynacorn

Another new Mustang from Dynacorn

You may remember previous stories in Old Cars Weekly about the availability of new  steel bodies of old cars from Dynacorn (read about it here), although the news didn’t seem to attract attention outside of the hobby. Well, Dynacorn’s again back building a new body of an old car, but this time, it has the full promotional backing of Ford Motor Co. and the attention of John Q. Public. The automaker announced the availability of an entirely new body shell for early Mustangs, allowing restorers a fresh slate for building a vintage convertible pony car. According to Ford Motor Co., the new body shell for early 1965 (1964-1/2) and 1966 Mustang convertibles is now in production and available for restorers as a Ford-licensed restoration part. “The 1964-66 Mustang is the most restored vintage vehicle. But the number of original 1964-66 vintage bodies is shrinking every year,” said Dennis Mondrach, Ford Restoration Parts licensing manager. “Most of the original Mustangs left in scrapyards are rusted or wrecked beyond repair. The new body shell is made of virgin metal and uses modern welding techniques. It comes rustproofed, and after final adjustment and finish preparation of the body panels, it is ready for painting and final assembly.” To build a restored Mustang using the new shell, the powertrain, suspension and brakes, the electrical systems, the interior and trim can either be bought new or transferred from an existing car to the new body. Original parts that can’t be reused from an old Mustang can be replaced with Ford-approved restoration parts. Mondrach says that nearly all the parts needed to build a complete...
Classic Ford Bronco bodies go back into production: Dynacorn will build reproduction body shells

Classic Ford Bronco bodies go back into production: Dynacorn will build reproduction body shells

The ever-expanding range of officially licensed reproduction car bodies has grown to include everything from the 1967 Camaro to the 1940 Ford Coupe that debuted at SEMA. Now, vintage sport utility vehicle enthusiasts can get in on the fun as well. Hemmings reports that Dynacorn—a company that already produces Camaro, Mustang and Chevy truck bodies—will add the Ford Bronco to its reproduction lineup. It’s not hard to understand why. Vintage trucks are appreciating in value, and high-end shops like Icon have shown how the rugged, classically styled vehicles can serve as the basis for re-imagined on- and off-road machines. The lives of International Harvesters, Broncos and Jeeps were seldom pampered—they were designed to serve as utility vehicles, after all. Years of use and abuse (to say nothing of a decade or two stashed behind a barn) have left many desirable old trucks looking worse for wear. The Dynacorn bodies won’t be perfect reproductions; instead, they’ll combine elements from the 1966 to 1976 model year Broncos. All sheet metal will be slightly thicker than the original, which should help limit the impact of rust. Dynacorn hasn’t set a price yet, but somewhere in the $15,000 range doesn’t seem unreasonable given the prices of their other bodies. – See more at:...