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#2462776 - 03/07/18 05:42 PM Body in white Cuda Challenger????
MattW Offline
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Don't know if this has been asked before but here goes.
Can you assemble a body in white challenger or cuda from the parts offered by metal direct ect....?
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#2462778 - 03/07/18 05:51 PM Re: Body in white Cuda Challenger???? [Re: MattW]
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#2462784 - 03/07/18 05:59 PM Re: Body in white Cuda Challenger???? [Re: hemicar1971]
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Called them. They only made 4 challengers bodies. Could not get ride of them. Now fiat wants 1200 a copy up from 200 and they are the ones that asked for the challenger body to be done. WTH????

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#2462872 - 03/07/18 08:18 PM Re: Body in white Cuda Challenger???? [Re: MattW]
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Not sure if amd makes every part, but obviously dynacorn does. I know a lot of people like amd because of the thickness and every dynacorn part I used was thicker than oem like amd. So you may have to use some odds and ends, but it can be done.
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#2463019 - 03/08/18 08:38 AM Re: Body in white Cuda Challenger???? [Re: MattW]
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The problem with a complete new body in white would be a vin number problem seems like to me. They are still cars out there than can be repaired with the replacement metal we have out there now and still have a clean title. I have several bodies that fall into that category.just none that are valuable enough to justify a restoration. If you just wanted a shell to resto rod, then a 318 car will work great and not cost you an arm and a leg to start with. That way you would have a car that could be built that not require a large jig to build it on. Just my two cent. But I live in Texas where there are cars that are not falling apart with rust.

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#2463360 - 03/08/18 06:47 PM Re: Body in white Cuda Challenger???? [Re: fastmark]
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Originally Posted By fastmark
The problem with a complete new body in white would be a vin number problem seems like to me. They are still cars out there than can be repaired with the replacement metal we have out there now and still have a clean title. I have several bodies that fall into that category.just none that are valuable enough to justify a restoration. If you just wanted a shell to resto rod, then a 318 car will work great and not cost you an arm and a leg to start with. That way you would have a car that could be built that not require a large jig to build it on. Just my two cent. But I live in Texas where there are cars that are not falling apart with rust.


NOT interested in a restoration numbers matching car. need a rolling chassis. VIN is an easy fix just make it a Hot Rod.
DYNACORN is NOT making the challenger anymore.
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#2463482 - 03/08/18 09:45 PM Re: Body in white Cuda Challenger???? [Re: MattW]
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All you need to use the vin of an existing car is to use the a pillars and cowl of an original... not sure the exact dimension, but is a legal way to do it.

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#2463650 - 03/09/18 09:12 AM Re: Body in white Cuda Challenger???? [Re: Silver70]
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Originally Posted By Silver70
All you need to use the vin of an existing car is to use the a pillars and cowl of an original... not sure the exact dimension, but is a legal way to do it.


That's basically what Fantomworks did to that '57 Chevy replacement body. I can't remember the details exactly but as I remember they just used the pillar with the existing VIN.
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#2464032 - 03/09/18 06:37 PM Re: Body in white Cuda Challenger???? [Re: 6PakBee]
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Originally Posted By 6PakBee
Originally Posted By Silver70
All you need to use the vin of an existing car is to use the a pillars and cowl of an original... not sure the exact dimension, but is a legal way to do it.


That's basically what Fantomworks did to that '57 Chevy replacement body. I can't remember the details exactly but as I remember they just used the pillar with the existing VIN.



A pillars and upper cowl section, the whole section has to be at least 22" in overall width minimum as per Federal guidelines when transplanting your donor VIN into the "replacement body"...

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#2464722 - 03/11/18 11:37 AM Re: Body in white Cuda Challenger???? [Re: DAYCLONA]
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So back to the original question.
Can you assemble a" Body in White " Cuda Challenger with available parts without a donor car?
Matt

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