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Restorable Classic cars are disappearing, want an alternative?

June 11th, 2015 admin

Mustangs, Camaros, Firebirds, Challenger, and Pickups

Dynacorn has been supplying replacement sheetmetal for classic vehicles for a long time. That led to the production of complete replacement classic bodies. Their extensive offerings include: GM models ’67, ’68 ‘69 Camaro coupe and convertible, ’69 Firebird coupe and convertible, ’70 Chevelle coupe and convertible, ’47-’50 ’52-’54 Chevy pickup cab and ’55- ’57 Chevy pickup cab. Ford models ’65-’66 Ford Mustang convertible, ’67-’68-’69 ’70 Ford Mustang fastback ’66-’76 Ford Bronco. New Mopar offering a 1970 Challenger coupe and soon the 1970 to 1973 Camaro. For more info go to

Steel reproduction bodies have made possible the continuation and growth of the hot rod and classic car marketplace. They replace hard-to-find original sheetmetal with rust-free new steel that, because of modern technology, have better fit and finish than the original. These new bodies are created as exact duplicates of the originals or with modern updates that make them more functional while retaining the appearance of the real thing.

Some reproduction bodies are produced exclusively by one source with no competitors offering to compete with. Others are available from multiple sources with different options. The investment needed to produce these very complicated reproductions limits the number of players so a few companies actually produce them for distribution by authorized dealers or contract customers. The list of available models and body styles continues to grow, so if you don’t find the model that you are hoping to build, a little patience may payoff, because new steel reproduction bodies are in the works and will be available soon.

Which type of Quarter Panel repair do you need?

April 22nd, 2015 admin

With so many reproduction options on the market, knowing exactly what you need to repair or replace your sheet metal will save time and money! Learn the difference between fulls, skins and patch panels. Get it right the first time.

Full Quarter Panel is made just like the panels that are welded to your car when it was first produced. These panels reach all the way to each edge of the rear quarter panel area, including the trunk and door edges, and reach to the roof line. just like the factory-original panels did for your particular model. For Dodges and Plymouth, the door jamb was never part of the original quarter panels.

Quarter Skins are nearly as large as “Full Quarter Panels”, but do not include any trunk lips or said panel. They cover only the side of the quarter panel, and reach upward to approximately the location where the bottom of original vinyl roofs would normally be. Keep in mind that while “Quarter Skins” initially cost less than “Full Quarter panels”, it often takes more labor to install them. So if keeping your costs down is the only reason that you might select “Quarter Skins” over “Full Quarter Panels” you should be aware that the final net cost might not represent much of a savings. Also, “Quarter Skins” do require a lip to weld to – all the way around the edge. This makes them a poor choice for badly rusted out cars or collision damage, since there is often no bottom edge remaining to weld to. In this case, you are better off choosing “Full Quarter Panels” and adding outer wheel houses to complete replace the rust.

Quarter Patches are just what they sound like. Small pieces of quarter panels for repairing small holes in isolated areas. These are good choices for nearly perfect cars with tiny holes in specific spots or for low-budget “driver” cars. Yet it can be very difficult to hide the seam areas where the patches are welded to the original panels.

Buy a new classic car body shell to restore?

April 22nd, 2015 admin

Welcome to your source your replacement classic body shells restoring classic cars such as Camaro, Mustang, Firebird, Chevelle and even a Chevy Truck!

Dynacorn is known for its high quality body parts and sheet metal but they also offer complete body shells. These replacement body shells are perfect for anyone that wants to restore a car from the ground up. Each car shell is GM / Ford licensed to ensure the highest quality possible. You now don t have to search for a restoration project when you can start one today!

These Replacement Body Shells are a licensed restoration part completely assembled from the firewall to the tail lamp panel and from the frame rails to the windshield frame. Each body shells includes most of the structural parts, brackets and braces welded in place, plus doors and deck lid already assembled. Very little body work or adjustments are required and the hard part will be deciding on interior colors and keeping track of which bolt goes where.

The body shells are not completely ready to be finished, they are as close as you can get not being assembled or built on an assembly line, there will still be some fitting and working to make everything line up. Just the same; as if you were working with a 40 year old body shell.

The steel used in the body shell program is 1006 universal automotive grade steel coated with special Galvanization to protect against rust. In most cases the gauge will be thicker than that of the original.

Thickness of steel increased:

Trunk floor 0.8 to 1.0 m/m

Rocker panel 1.6 to 2.0 m/m

Rocker Panel Inner Brace 3.0 m/m

Rear frame rails 1.6 to 2.3 m/m

Firewall torque bar 1.0 to 1.2 m/m

Each body is inspected and worked on by hand Increased amounts of CO2 have been used during welding that tightens the tolerances and helps to reduce road noise. All replacement parts have been increased in thickness to accommodate a stiffer better replacement body shell. Increased thickness, better tolerances, use of more CO2 in welding gives you a product that is unequaled in the restoration parts industry. The steel possesses fewer additives allowing it to be a bit more flexible and workable than the original.

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Dynacorn Mustang Shock Tower Replacement

December 26th, 2011 admin

We appreciate classic Mustangs just as much as the next person, but they did come with their fair share of annoying and sometimes dangerous design flaws, such as cowl vents that leak, seatbacks that easily brake, dangerous braking system defects, defroster air doors that fall apart over time, parking brake mechanisms that too be honest never worked well, door latches that froze, and shock towers that cracked. Cracked shock towers are not only hard on front-end alignment, but also dangerous, a crack can turn into a highly dangerous shock tower problem and complete steering system failure.

To understand why Mustang shock towers crack, you have to know a little about Mustang suspension systems themselves and how they were designed. The classic 1965-73 Mustangs have a coilover upper control arm front suspension system. By using this design Ford was able to save some money which brought the overall cost of the car down but, it was not a good design in terms of strength, reliability, and overall handling. The Mustang also had another serious design flaw, the upper control arm binding and having to handle unwanted slack. If the upper control arms bind, the shock towers flex with suspension articulation, this causes metal fatigue and can lead to cracking.

The 1967-70 Mustangs have the same basic shock tower, they are different in how they connect with the rest of the body. This means a different center apron and different part numbers. Dynacorn has created a shock tower different from original equipment; is its heavier-than-original gauge steel construction, which makes it even stronger than the factory factory specs.

The shock tower cracking seems to me mainly focused on the  1967-70s models so anyone with this car or in the process of doing a Mustang restoration might want to inspect your shock towers very carefully.

Dynacorn Shock Tower Assemblies