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post #1 of 113 Old July 8th, 2012, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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1967 Dynacorn Fastback

In this build I will show the good and bad features of building a Dynacorn body.

My customer has wanted a Fastback Mustang for a long time but could not find a good body that did not require a lot of rust repair so he decided to buy a 1967 Dynacorn body. He started calling around and could not find a body back in January. He called Dynacorn and they told him they had no idea when they would get one in. He was getting discouraged and had to go back to work where he works 10 weeks and than is off 10 weeks. When he got back in town he started checking around and still nobody had one. He found a project that was never started that came with a lot of extra parts so he bought it.



Some of the good points are the shock tower braces, extra welding in the engine compartment and a lot more spot welds and the export brace





Another good feature is the one piece seat riser.



I have never seen an after market valance fit this good but it is bolted together instead of screws.


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Looks like a nice project.

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The body looks like it is well constructed. Does the owner have a drive train picked out?



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We have not had the time to work on this yet but have an issue with the door gaps. This is what we found so far:

The hood bumper brackets are not straight





Dynacorn does not spot weld the quarters they are plug welded and than they ground the welds to much.


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So, Dynacorn didn't have a body in January? Were they just behind, or have they stopped producing them?


How do you title one of these cars? Will it be considered a kit car?

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The Title thing is what I like to know about. Knowing you cant transfer a old Mustang title over to a new body.

You can have the state issue you a title like a Kit car.
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So, Dynacorn didn't have a body in January? Were they just behind, or have they stopped producing them?


How do you title one of these cars? Will it be considered a kit car?
They did not have one in Jan or now.

We will find out when the owner goes to DMV but it will probably considered a kit car.

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The door and trunk bolts are metric



We thought at first they had metric threads but they are the same as all Mustangs so I changed them. Notice there is no ecoat under the fender brace. We will be sanding the complete body and spraying 2 coats of SPI epoxy.


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I think I would be welding in a data number off a old car with a good title. I'd hate to think that would be considered a kit car...might bring up a insurance problem when you start dealing with value.?..
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I think I would be welding in a data number off a old car with a good title. I'd hate to think that would be considered a kit car...might bring up a insurance problem when you start dealing with value.?..
The bad thing about that is it is illegal to do.
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Would'nt that be considered title washing?? That's what happened to Unique Performance!!
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The owner will be going to DMV with all the paperwork that comes with a Dynacorn body.

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Keep us updated on what he finds out. I've been curious as to how these cars are handled.

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There has been a few questions about how to title a Dynacorn body and the owner sent me this link:

Registering A Roadster Replica, FFR FAQ

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The owner sanded and I epoxy primed the narrowed Fab 9 rear end that came with the car


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The Title thing is what I like to know about. Knowing you cant transfer a old Mustang title over to a new body.

You can have the state issue you a title like a Kit car.
Each state has its own unique steps in titling. Some states are easy, while others can be a PITA. I registered a FFR Cobra in California and it was actually pretty painless, you just have to jump through all their hoops. In California, it also helps to know which DMV to go to, some are easy while others are a PITA.
First off, don't even think about using a VIN from another body, you will be prosecuted. It's a felony in almost all states to take the VIN from one car and install it in another.
I plan on building a Dynacorn body in the near future as soon as I get my new shop built, it will be a cross between a Bullitt and a Eleanore.
Here's a link to a page on Dynacorn's site that lists the requirements for the various states.
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Rusty, is there any lead in the Dynacorn shell where the panels are welded together?

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Rusty, is there any lead in the Dynacorn shell where the panels are welded together?[/QUOTE]

No we will weld patches.

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Installing the TCP subframe connectors. The minimum clearance between the factory frame rail where the subframe connectors attach in the front is 27 1/8" the Dynacorn body was 27 1/2" so were were okay.









Once we had them welded in place we went to test fit the center brace and it would not fit in the back. Dynacorn welded the frame rails in the wrong place. The distance between the frame rails is 1/2" narrower than stock spec in the front and 1/4" in the rear behind the shackle mounts. We will have to modify the TCP center brace.

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