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smallblockfloyd:
Well, I hate to be the person to ask this, but if it is a ford reproduction, as someone else posted, wouldn't it be legal to put all of the identification from the old hull, on the new one?  To me, if it is an oem licensed reproduction item, it is no different than buying a nos intake/cam, and showing the car as 'stock'. =\ 

Dunno.  depends how you look at it.  Not to support anything illegal, but a person could just transfer all of the identification numbers to the new hull and never say anything to the DMV, and not register it as a 'kit' car.  Very dishones, yes.  But, i am sure somewhere down the line, someone else will be doing it.  I also agree, about the whole statement about an old hull, with new rockers/floorpans/quarters being basically a new body.

Any way you cut it, it is expensive.  It would be nice if ford started producing a wider range of the reproduction bodies, for sanctioned races and such, but how many people can afford dropping what, 15k into a body.  But then again, i guess when you buy an old rusted out one, and put in new sheetmetal, what's the difference...

66GTKFB:
Back in my dune buggy days, a 1959 (and earlier) VW pink slip (California owners certificate) was the thing to look for to make a street-legal VW based buggy. With a pink and a bill of sale you could make almost anything - legal and otherwise - and we did. You didn't need inspections or verifications or anything. This practice was extended thru the 1965 model as 65 and earlier cars did not have a smog requirement. Now it's thru the model year of 1973 (Cal smog laws again).  However, the legality of a transfered 1967-68 Mustang VIN to a 1967-68 Dynacorn body is 'nebulous' at the best. The morality is a different subject - as long you inform a prospective buyer of the car's origin - a transfered VIN to a new body - you may stay out of jail. I wonder how many 67 or 68 hardtop VIN's will wind up on a Dynacorn Fastback body?
Jim

Soaring:

--- Quote from: smallblockfloyd on April 13, 2008, 09:27:16 PM ---Well, I hate to be the person to ask this, but if it is a ford reproduction, as someone else posted, wouldn't it be legal to put all of the identification from the old hull, on the new one?  To me, if it is an oem licensed reproduction item, it is no different than buying a nos intake/cam, and showing the car as 'stock'. =\ 

Dunno.  depends how you look at it.  Not to support anything illegal, but a person could just transfer all of the identification numbers to the new hull and never say anything to the DMV, and not register it as a 'kit' car.  Very dishones, yes.  But, i am sure somewhere down the line, someone else will be doing it.  I also agree, about the whole statement about an old hull, with new rockers/floorpans/quarters being basically a new body.

Any way you cut it, it is expensive.  It would be nice if ford started producing a wider range of the reproduction bodies, for sanctioned races and such, but how many people can afford dropping what, 15k into a body.  But then again, i guess when you buy an old rusted out one, and put in new sheetmetal, what's the difference...

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If it is a Ford factory body, then why doesn't it come with a new VIN?  It may be sanctioned by Ford, but it is not a Ford factory body and is not a Ford reproduction.   If you read Dynacorn's Ford page, you will very quickly see their disclaimer.  >>>>>Dynacorn International Inc. is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.<<<<<  Therefore, like I have been saying all along, if you use their body to rebuild your Mustang, you need to register it as a kit car, because it is no longer a Ford product. 

rmodel65:
i believe you will be able to order these cars in various stages,eventually. i believe if its around 70% then you get a vin it wont be a ford vin though

Soaring:
Yeah, I got a new VIN for my 1929 Mercedes replica, but it was certainly not a Mercedes VIN.  That way, I could register it and get tags for it.  That will be the same procedure anyone will have to follow if they buy this shell.  The DMV could care less what engine, tranny, rear or any other mechanical things you have changed on your Mustang.  They only register the body VIN number that is stamped on the original body.  So, going back to the original question, yes it will lower the value of the 67 fastback because the VIN will not state that it is a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback.  It will be a number about 6 digits long that are just numbers.....no letters.  Again...it is illegal to transfer an Original VIN from one car to another.  And, here are some of the reasons why it is illegal.


Types of VIN Scams

Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) are serial numbers for vehicles that are used to differentiate similar makes and models. Similar to social security numbers, every vehicle has a unique VIN. VIN plates are located on the dashboard and can be viewed through the windshield.

VIN Switch: Thieves use VIN switching to disguise the identity of a stolen vehicle. They will replace the VIN on a stolen vehicle with a VIN that is not recorded as stolen. The thief will then try to resell the stolen car to an unsuspecting customer. Some VIN switchers will also create fraudulent title and registrations to go along with the vehicle.

Salvage Switch: A vehicle that is extensively damaged. burned or stripped. and determined not to be eligible for repair is called ..salvaged... Thieves buy a salvaged vehicle just to obtain the title and the VIN. Then, they go out and steal a car that is the same make and model. and switch the VIN plates. The thieves then claim that the stolen car is in fact the salvaged one that is rebuilt. register the vehicle using the phony information, and then resell it to an innocent purchaser.

Strip and Run: A car thief steals a car. strips it for the parts. then abandons it. Eventually. police recover the vehicle and cancel the theft record. The . thieves purchase the vehicle’s frame at an insurance . or police auto auction and then re-attach the stolen parts. resulting in a car that is no longer listed as stolen.

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