We stopped in at Dynacorn's...
We stopped in at Dynacorn's Oxnard, California, facility where we saw this pair of fastback body shells in front of a stack of Dynacorn's original full-body project-the '67-'69 Camaro.
The time has come. As Mustang enthusiasts, we now have an additional choice on building a car. It can, of course, still be done as always, which is to begin with an existing car in any condition, from a beater to a gem, and restore it to original or personalize it to your own liking.
The new way is what you see here-an-honest-to-goodness new Mustang body that should be available for purchase as you're reading this. Built by Dynacorn International, this revolution is sure to create waves in the Mustang hobby. Restomodders and race-car builders will likely see the benefit of beginning with fresh sheetmetal, while purists may worry about the ramifications of rebodying rusty cars or plain out faking valuable models such as the Shelby GT500 and '68 Cobra Jet GT.
We're not going to get into that here. Rather, we want to show you what the bodies look like, what features they have, and what they cost, which is going to be about $15,500 plus a $495 crate fee.
At this point, the primary body available from Dynacorn is the '67 fastback, with '68s offered on a limited, special order basis. Basically, the only difference between '67 and '68 bodies is the rear quarter-panel just behind the door-'67s have provisions for the dual faux scoops, while '68s have a molded-in scoop. Dynacorn says '68 bodies won't have provisions for '68 side-marker lights. The choice to add those or not will be left up to owners and builders.
When we visited Dynacorn last March, four '67 fastback bodies were already in builders' hands-Year One, AutoWorks, Classic Design Concepts for Ford Components Sales, and Gateway Classic's build for rocker Sammy Hagar. Dynacorn was eager for feedback regarding fitment of the other parts needed to complete the project.
For the foreseeable future, Dynacorn's Mustang efforts will focus mainly on these fastback shells. Down the road, we might see other fastback body styles from the '69-'70 era as well as '65-'66. Don't expect much in the way of coupes, though convertibles might be produced eventually.
At this point, it's a landmark development to have '67 shells available. They're sure to be the basis for many project cars for years to come.
Steak With the Sizzle
We asked fellow Mustang enthusiast and Dynacorn sales manager, Larry Brogdin, to fill us in on some of the technology incorporated into the Dynacorn '67 Mustang fastback body shells. He gave us so much information, we decided to give him the floor.
The trunk lid comes installed...
The trunk lid comes installed on the body. Another cool detail are the exhaust cutouts in the lower valance panel, as found on '67-'68 GTs. Excellent fit and finish levels are evident by looking at how well the rear taillight panel and lower valance are installed on the body. According to Dynacorn, the technology to properly construct these bodies wasn't available as recently as 15 years ago. Furthermore, these same advancements are beyond anything Ford had when the original cars were built in 1967.
This view of the driver side,...
This view of the driver side, rear quarter-panel shows the provisions for the '67 trim pieces. Most bodies will be this configuration, replicating '67 fastbacks.
Here is the '68 treatment...
Here is the '68 treatment on the quarter-panels. Available on a special-order basis, this is the only area where Dynacorn '68 bodies will differ in appearance from the '67s.