1967 Mustang Fastback Steel Replacement Body Shells

1967 Mustang steel replacement bodiesLate last year we told you 57 Chevy and 69 Camaro replacement steel bodies were available for your project car. The word at that time was the 67 Mustang was not yet ready but would be coming soon. Well, your wait is over, the 1967 Mustang steel replacement body shells are now available from Dynacorn Classic Bodies.

It’s been 40 years since the originals found there way onto the road and technology has come a long way in that time which means these bodies are better than the originals when they were new. According to Dynacorn, the gauge and quality of the steel is better as are assembly tolerances and welding joints. In other words, you can buy one of these replacement shells and have a car you could not have had back in ’67.

The price for all of this? The shells are $15,500 plus a $495 crating charge. You can’t restore an original body for that money and this one has zero rust or crash damage.

The June 2007 issue of Hot Rod magazine has a story on these new bodies, you should check it out.

If a classic fastback Mustang has been your dream, it just got a lot closer to reality.

Link: Dynacorn Classic Bodies via Hot Rod magazine
Related: All steel replacement Camaro and 57 Chevy bodies

UPDATE: 1965 Mustang convertible body shells now available!

Comments

  1. Stan Cole says

    I don’t care what spin you put on it. These ’67 shells are no more a Mustang than the ‘kit car’ cobras are cobras or the “continuation” shelbys are shelbys. Just what the hobby needs..more ’67 fastbacks around flooding the streets and driving up prices of all the stuff you have to buy to make these things roadworthy. Hasn’t anything been learned from the Eleanor craze? Immitation is the purist form of flattery but give me a break. The Hot Rod cover car was not very impressive. It looked like it was fitted with fenders and doors fresh from Taiwan. No thanks, I’ll take my original GTA fastback anyday. She might be 40 years old but she’s got every original weld, stamping, mark, etc., and most of all, an authentic VIN. My great great grandkids won’t have any explaining to do in a 100 years if they want to sell it.

  2. HorsePowerSports says

    Mustangs and Camaros had a bad habit of rusting early on, metals used 40 years ago were not up to today’s standards. Add in 40 years of use and abuse and the originals are often in horrible shape and restoring them well is almost a recreation anyway, you end up replacing so much metal it’s hard to tell what’s original. I had a 65 Mustang back in the sixties and by 1970 it was already showing rust that needed repair. These body shells simply respond to the demand for clean cars that are almost impossible to find and allow you to modify to your heart’s content without chopping up an original if you find a nice one. The issue of “new” old cars passed off as originals didn’t begin with these body shells, crooks are, and will always be, everywhere.

    The problem with many Cobra kits, at least early on, was the awful quality of the bodies and components, churned out to make a quick buck. Recent Cobra recreations by Superformance and kits by Factory Five seem to be of very high quality. After seeing many early Cobras, I, too, got a bad taste in my mouth but the newest ones look pretty darn good.

  3. Young Blood says

    I am really tired of seeing the car buffs and the new car buffs butting heads. We really all should be on the same side of the fence. When I hear an car guy talking down about rat rods, new kit cars, tuner cars etc, it makes me laugh. Because I love the old original classics as much as the next guy. Heck if I had the cash I would have some choice cars from every era. But when most of these guys were young, they were the rat rod guys and doing things to their cars that their dads and grandpas cringed at. So just because you still have that pearl of a car, give some of us young guys or old, the chance to enjoy what we love best, cars. This mustang not only is a good idea for people that couldn’t otherwise be able to restore an original but it gives them a chance to build it and enjoy for years to come with major old car issues. I asked my 15 year old daughter what kind of car she wants as her first car and she said either a camaro or mustang from the 60’s. Of course I shuddered. Maybe now I have a chance with these re-issues and could then build it with her and teach her what loving cars, in all shapes, sizes, eras, styles and yes, costs is all about. And if you still have issues after reading this, then pull that hair out of your #$@%.

  4. Stan Cole says

    Hey Jeff…where in my comment do you see the word restored? And as for you Young Blood – just how old do think I am? My original ’67 GTA was purchased new by my dad who had the wisdom to preserve it while still enjoying it. Do yourself a favor – put the money you’ll spend on on a “re-issue” and all its necessary parts toward her college fund. She could land a good job someday and give you enough to buy the real deal. By that time, they should be selling for over $150K. Just make sure to check the VIN as the frauds should be in full swing by then. And by the way, for someone who wants us car buffs to all get along, you need to modify your approach – #$@%hole.

  5. says

    Wow, all this vehement arguing over what should be a peaceful presentation of a new and exciting idea for the Mustang, Camaro and Chevy Pick Up hobbyist. Regardless of the opinions of the few or the many, the facts remain clear and unchangeable. The body shells now being offered are available for a multitude of uses. From building a new hot rod, a new roller or re-body an existing rust bucket. No one said that if you own a pristene classic of any ilk it needs lose money or prestige and in fact these body shells are driving up the price of the originals. If you are lucky enough to own an original car, then wow, you ceertainly have something to cherish for sure. Will there be unscrupulous cads trying to pass off a replica as an original? Of course there will be. They already do that at car show after car show. It’s been a problem in this industry for years, but never enough to make people stop loving the hobby. No, I think the sensible track is to remember that not everyone can afford a number 1 classic car or a number 1 frame off restoration. Not everyone has that 67 Mustang GTA their father bought in the 60’s and has managed to stay pristene and in the family since. No. There are a lot of people that these body shells help into the hobby as a base or a starting point for a project to work on without having to spend thousands of dollars on a rusted shell first. Ford is 100% behind the Mustang project. To the point of building one for their SEMA booth this fall in Las Vegas. Can’t get much more committed than that I don’t think. At any rate, I believe all should look at what’s offered and be happy for the people that now have an opportunity to put together either a roller, or a car or a restoration replacing the body shell.

  6. Stefan King says

    What’s all the fuss about? The Eleanor craze caused the shortage of decent and solid Mustang 2+2’s. Besides, the guy with the GTA could have the best of both worlds. Keep your trailer queen original GTA in your climate controlled garage and drive the replica bodied clone around (with A/C, rack & pinion, fuel injection, etc., etc.). You can do more to further the Mustang hobby by driving these magnificent American classics around by letting more people see them. You’ll get more “what year is it? ” kind of questions in the local 7/11 or Wawa parking lot then you will at a “member’s only” concours event!!

    P.S. I have an orginal 69 Mach 1 but I can’t wait to put my $$$ down to get a 67 repro so I can own AND drive it!

  7. Matt says

    Im thinking about jumping on this bandwagon myself, id rather a car im not scared to drive because of rust damage and the works, i want one that can be “my car” take care of it, instead of restore and garage it.

    to me, there would be no point to spend all my spare time (and money) creating a masterpeice that is just going to sit in storage.

    I wish they were making the 69’s tho…

  8. James says

    Im not about to join the arguing, but I will say that, Do you, Stan Cole, think that any single one of the great racecars, such as gt40’s etc, except for the ones in museums, are totally original, more likely they have been rebodied more than once or twice in their lifetimes. The point is, that unless you own something very, very special, you car cannot be utterly original. Finally, what was wrong with the eleanor craze, they are a beautiful car, whilst not being to some purist, or maybe anally retentive tastes. It’s all about personal choice, if all cars were perfectly original, would we enjoy owning them???

  9. steve conrad says

    I am an original kind of guy. #’s matching? who cares. Cannot afford one if i wanted. Over the years I have restored 4 67 / 68 mustangs including a 68 Shelby 500KR. I beleive the biggest problem has been created by these fancy “on TV” auction shows! They ultimatly have driven the $$ of all older cars beyond the reach of the folks who deserve them. It is going to take 10 – 25 yrs to see these cars come back down (they will) once the rich baby boomers die and their kids sell them to buy the latest new toy! For now i either sell my kids to get a old mustang or consider dynocorn, like it or not or some purist(??)willing to sell his really nice driver for the actual worth price $18 to $30k. I wonder if Stan feels his car is only “really” worth that price if he sold it???

  10. Lex says

    Thank God for all the sane people out there! I’m a poor smuck who LOVES the 1967 Mustang GT 500 more then most… Unfortunately they didn’t make more then 2500 of these cars so the chances of me getting my hands on one of them are right next to nothing. This is the next best thing, and, although I wish I could afford an orignal, I can’t. No, its not an original, no, it won’t have the factory stamps, and, no, it won’t be worth $150,000 but I can guarantee that I will have more pride in that one car then you would have in ten orignals. ‘Nuff said!

  11. Noah says

    Come on guys!!!
    How many of you are driving Biscayne 2 door posts, or 4 door “classics”??
    In my day you wold not be caught dead in a 4 door, or wagon, unless it was a Nomad.
    Everybody was dropping 283’s in their 52′ chevys. Nobody dared put a Ford engine in a chevy, but it was okay to put a hemi in anything.
    Like the young kid says. Original care are getting cost prohibitive.
    I’m not a poor man, but 35 grand for a 69 SS Chevelle is not attractive.
    ‘ll buy the kit, if I had a rolling chasis to putit on.
    Look at what Plymouth did with the prowler…
    Started out as a kit…cost you 10 grand to put one together, or buy one from Plymouth for 35 grand.
    Its all in what you are wiling to fork out. Just remember, if you’re doing it as an investment, you’re in for sticker shock. the price is only there if you find some rich fool to pay it.

    Enjoy the sport, buy, build, what YOU want.

    Don’t go to a car show and ask the guy to show the matching numbers, unless you want to buy it.
    Remember when Oldsmobile got in trouble for using Chevy engines. Guess what, the only diff was the paint.

    The only car that is clone proof is the original Shelby Mustangs, because “all” of the parts were coded. If you changed a fender, it was not all original anymore.

    I just bought a 66′ Mustang, and plan an all metal restoration.I detest bondo, so if you’r serious, there are certian rules. I haven’t met many people who can tell an all original, from a clone.

    GOD bless the USA, and American Steel. Detroit RULES.

    As for you young punks, with the “four wheel boom boxes” you’ll all be deaf as the rocks you crawled out from under. You have no respect for yourselves, don’t expect respect from us old farts! You by no stretch of your imagination, original.Just a generation who thinks that a “rice burner” is cool.

  12. crank says

    I am a huge mustang fan, the only problem i could see with these bodies would be misalignment but other then that they are a great option for someone who can’t afford a complete rebuilder or wasn’t lucky enough to have their daddy hand one off to them. A mustang is a mustang plain and simple, and if you are lucky enough to have a origional great for you but for guys like me who are just looking to build a masterpiece of their own this is a great option vs. trying to coax some stingy @$$hole into lowering the price of some rust bucket he thinks is worth a mint to start with.

  13. says

    A mustang is a mustang plain and simple, and if you are lucky enough to have a origional great for you but for guys like me who are just looking to build a masterpiece of their own this is a great option vs. trying to coax some stingy @$$hole into lowering the price of some rust bucket he thinks is worth a mint to start with.

    I agree 100%.

    How about a new 1965 Mustang body???

    Mike

  14. Gerts says

    Hey Stan,

    1. There are not that many 67’s around so I don’t think you have to worry about the market being flooded. Think off all the ones over the years that have been in a wreck and totaled or the ones that are all rusted out and had to be totaled. This will fill the gap.

    2. The new ‘67’s will not drive up the price. The price is being driven up do to the lack of 67’s and all the rich people that can afford to pay whatever for one because they are tired of all the new car crap coming off the line today so that just leaves the classics to buy. I think the new 67’s will bring the price down.

    Me I like the idea of a new 67. I don’t have to have an original. I like the thought of building a new one that has no rust and is 100% brand new with 0 miles. I think of it as I have a chance to go back in time to 1967 and order it new from my Ford dealer. So Stan I see where you are coming from but dude I think you need to chill out. You have yours let someone have theirs.

  15. Wilfred says

    I was wondering if the shell of a 67 fastback would fit on a 67 coupe, because im restoring this 67 mustang and i was trying to convert it to a fastback but i dont know if the fram will work for the shell?

  16. Ben says

    My Dad has a ’67 Fastback, and I love that car. The problem is there are 10 guys who are eyeballing it and hoping they win the lottery when my Dad passes on. So I have seen these babies in new condition and love them. But, living as I do on a military wage, there is no way I can afford to get anything even remotely original. I found a 67 Fastback in a barn the other day and the guy told me that he wanted $5K for it. I looked it over and EVERY fender was crunched and rusted clean through. The hood was in the same condition and the decklid was flat out missing. There were holes for 12 taillights (? You tell me…) and even the frame rails were rusted clean through. Near as I could tell, the $5 grand was for the door handle and latch because the rest was complete crap. So, I would have to agree that this is great! A way to get a clean shell (not that $16K is peanuts…) and go from there. It may not be original, but what is?

  17. tom says

    the new 67 shells being reproduced are great.now i can build a very nice but bad ass street car with the latest Suspension and 5.4 modmotor. it is the best of both worlds and will out perform the original 67 mustang at a price less than a total restoreation of a barn find 67.

  18. Mark Pedersen says

    Some of you guys don’t seem to be aware that mustangs are unit body. There is no frame to drop on to, everything is there with these replacement bodies. Just add suspension, interior,drivetrain and go. should add another 15k+ but thats what I have into my 68, and its not brand new. If these bodies had been around when I started, I would have jacked up the VIN number and drove a new body under it- called it good. No way you can drop a dollar value on the sweat you’ll have to put into almost any stang you find to get it this good.

  19. Tyler says

    I think this is the BEST idea of any creation in a long time! Im 18 and I have been a mustang Fanatic since birth. I can look at and hear any mustang and tell my buddies what year and engine are in it. I own a 1991 5.0 convertible as my daily driver. Buying one of these bodies in my future would be awsome. I plan to resore my 5.0 and only take it out on weekends, but having one of these “Resto-mod” 67’s to drive everyother day would be amazing. Deffinately would have to go with a Roush 342 or a 402 fuel injection, A/C, Power stearing, nice stereo, IRS, with brand new interior. These cars can pave the way for custom cars in my generation. Let me tell you….. My dad learned to drive on a 65 with a 289, his uncle gave him a 68 which a kid in a rambler rearended him in…. (I cried when my dad told me this)… and my dad also had a 69 Mach 1 351 Windsor. My Bro had a 90 5.0 hatch. Now I am continuing the Mustang legacy of the family. I only wish the 67 body was a 69/70. they look so much better… (that is my opinion) As for the continuing the classic mustang heritage can I get an AMEN!!!!?????

  20. econobiker says

    So what we now know is that there is a lot of $$$ in VIN #s even from almost destroyed cars like Ben was describing above. An original VIN would allow you to modify the engine without emissions or smog issues…

  21. Coolestbreeze says

    Hi yalll…

    First and Foremost… I think both the Genuine Classic and the Replica serve both purposes:

    1. If you want to rebuild the original, then so beat it. It’s good.. It’s darn cool. Regardless of the money you spent, you have the real, authentic car. (as long as it is being built to the original classic look) It has to be. It is like buying a real van gough picture or piece of collectible art. It serves this purpose. So if you want to get it the original then let me repeat, Don’t modify the looks, if you wanna restore it then make it looks like the original style, don’t modify it like a contemporary mean hot rod, what for? Get it? And it will have the sentimental value like a treasure beyond measure, I mean the immitation rolex is not like the original.

    2. The replica serves different purposes. It is damn hard to find a nice prestine original body of 67 fastback or 66 Camaro. It is just difficult. And if you want to build it not so much for the classical look, like making it looks like the hottest rod on the street with a coolest rims, coolest engine and killer mean look like the guy who builds Obsedian or the infamous crook who builds eleanor, then you should get the replica. You don’t care about the history, even you got the original body, but chopping it off and modified them completely, who cares. If your purpose is to have a cool looking classic hot rod for the look, then why not. It is easy to build. You drive around feeling damn cool about the ultimate hotrod. Why not. But you know it is a replica and it will be a replica. In this case, you don’t care about it the original history, you only care about it looks classic but macho and mean looking hot rod.

    My verdict is… It’s all your choice… Good luck

  22. Revolver says

    wow, so much angst.

    I stumbled along this information and first impressions are that i would be able to get a good quality body to do whatever i want to with a clear conscience [as far as being original is concerned]. If only because i am decidedly of the mind that “there are only so many original masterpieces”

    but ya, a lovely new body with ‘guaranteed’ structural integrity to play with.

    they all will end up looking the same in the end.

  23. says

    I am in 100% agreement that the originals need to be saved and I know that the price for these cars will never go down. However with these re-bodies being manufactured we can open up this market to a younger generation who dont have the opportunity to buy a $150,000.00 original.

    This also will save the originals from the hands of the customizer who will cut them up to make a one off creation. I personally am responsible for cutting and customizing a few of these myself and would love to have a few more available re-body options in the future so that I can save more of the originals that will never be made again.

    I have 19 originals right now and understand clearly the market and what the auctions and T.V. shows have done to the prices. If you have one, be proud of it, but dont criticize and look down on those who can not afford to share in your “glory”. As Muscle Car enthusiasts we should be sticking together to preserve the traditions of these icons of American automotive history. Show your pride in these cars and support those who would buy a re-body to build.

  24. says

    You have just got to love this. All ages and types loving the cars enough to argue over them. I think a few of us really get the point of these bodies and that is to build, plain and simple to build. If your original has had a 75% restoration is it still an original. Who cares- you have a car,enjoy it . On a trailer or on the road knock your socks, it’s yours. Queen or driver does’nt matter enjoy. Now for the rest of us these bodies offer an alternative to big money originals. Build it how you like and how you want. What matters is whats in your driveway not the neighbours. Be it a 67-69 Camaro or 67-68 or 69 Mustang ( yes I said 69 ) or the truck cab do it how you want and enjoy. And yes I do work for DII in Canada. We’re proud of what we make.

  25. karen says

    Does anyone know how to find the value of a 67 Mustang that has no running engine, and is quite bad condition? My sister hit one parked on the side of the road and the guy is sueing her for $2000.00. Any advice will be very helpful!!

    Thanks, Karen

  26. Jon says

    I’m Lookin to get a 1967 Mustang fastback shell, with no suspension, no motor, and no glass or interior. It also doesnt have a Motor or Tranny, I wanted to get the 351Winsor, that is about $6,995 without a tranny. I was wondering if anyone knew how much it would cost to fully finish the car, and if there is a manual to give me a list of all the stuff i need. I only want the basics really, except the motor.

    Thanks, Jon

  27. Carlos says

    Hello, everyone!

    I collect Classic Mustangs from 1964 1/2 – 1973 as a hobby and it is one of the greatest feelings in the world to find a real “McCoy” for just pennies on the dollar. Too bad most of you folks feel so negative about these “replacement” body shells.

    PS: The eleanor crazy has died down quite a bit and I believe that in about 20 to 30 years from now the prices of “real” 67-68 Mustang Fastbacks will double or triple in that amount of time. Until then, these are the next best things to buy if you guys want to “retire” early! LOL!!!!

    -Carlos

  28. Zach says

    I just came across all this wealth of information regarding the replica shells today for the first time and it honeslty makes me want to drop everything and buy one! This has always been my dream car. However I do have one question, where can you get the sub-assembly?