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Offline 1970 RT Challenger 1970

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I see YearOne sells Body Shells for the '67-'69 Camaro in either Hardtop or Convertible for $12,495.00. I don't think they have them for E-Body...yet.

2 Questions:

(1) What is a Rust Free, Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth? About the same? Or maybe more with the E-Body front end?

(2) Also, What is a Rusty E-Body Shell Worth?








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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010 - 01:45:52 PM »
Any Ideas?

Question (3). How many hours of Labor and $ of Parts and Materials did you spend doing a rusty E-Body Rotisserie?

Thanks.

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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010 - 01:52:53 PM »
Year models, engine size, codes , all this varies in price.........you must know that. A rusty shell same thing

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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010 - 01:57:55 PM »
For simplicity, Just the bare E-Body Shell (rust free rotisserie)

and nothing else.

Lets say 1970-1971 Challenger or Cuda.
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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010 - 03:10:00 PM »

If someone were building an all out race car or wanted to apply for a state issued VIN for it then maybe 2k ?  :dunno:

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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010 - 03:36:55 PM »
Your asking a question that really has no clear answer....I mean, some folks will spend $100K on that Rusty Hemi Cuda, while they wouldn't give you $2K for that rust free slant 6 body....


It all depends on what your willing to pay, and how much your in this thing for the "Investment"....If your looking at resale value, a "Rebody" will never be worth what an original rust free body with Fender tag, and VIN will be worth at re-sell time....If you go the "re-body" route, the car will most likely be considered a "Tribute" or "Clone" car at best when completed...
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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010 - 03:55:20 PM »
Makes for interesting discussion.

Is there any talk that there might be $12.5K++?
E-Body "Rebodies" (and other Mopar) coming out in the future?

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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2010 - 04:30:12 PM »
Some food for thought....

U.S. Cartool in Raleigh charges around $15K for their "Body in white" program which gives you exactly what you describe...a rust-free shell in primer, done on a rotisserie . Yes, shell only, no fenders, doors, etc. Paint and assembly NOT included. From what I hear, they have a waiting list a couple years long.

You guys with the rust-free cars for $2k, please forward that info to me so I can buy them all and put big blocks in them.
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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2010 - 05:49:00 PM »
Why do some people always have to ASSUME rebody anytime someone mentions a shell?The poster never mentioned swapping vins or doing anything illegal so why jump all over it?.Since e-bodies are way more scarce than 1st gen Camaros I would think at least $15k for a new one,used ones from $1k for a `72-74 up to $10k for a desirable `70-71-with the vin number of course!  ::) A new one would make a great Protouring car,race car or even replica with NO need to get the overactive rebody police hyped on on a donut/sugar rampage!
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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2010 - 06:16:28 PM »
Why do some people always have to ASSUME rebody anytime someone mentions a shell?The poster never mentioned swapping vins or doing anything illegal so why jump all over it?.Since e-bodies are way more scarce than 1st gen Camaros I would think at least $15k for a new one,used ones from $1k for a `72-74 up to $10k for a desirable `70-71-with the vin number of course!  ::) A new one would make a great Protouring car,race car or even replica with NO need to get the overactive rebody police hyped on on a donut/sugar rampage!

Thanks for the reply.

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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2010 - 06:19:28 PM »
Some food for thought....

U.S. Cartool in Raleigh charges around $15K for their "Body in white" program which gives you exactly what you describe...a rust-free shell in primer, done on a rotisserie . Yes, shell only, no fenders, doors, etc. Paint and assembly NOT included. From what I hear, they have a waiting list a couple years long.

You guys with the rust-free cars for $2k, please forward that info to me so I can buy them all and put big blocks in them.

Thanks.

I was thinking along the same lines that an original rust free rotisserie shell should be worth the same or more as a new made repro shell. The Time and Labor involved as well as the parts and materials. Not to mention the Sweat and the Beer!
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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2010 - 06:22:19 PM »
Dynacorn has been talking for 5 or 6 years about doing an "over the counter" Challenger body, but nothing, yet.  They have some pieces out, but no full bodies.

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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2010 - 07:12:55 PM »
D'oh!

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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2010 - 07:32:33 PM »
Any Ideas?

Question (3). How many hours of Labor and $ of Parts and Materials did you spend doing a rusty E-Body Rotisserie?

Thanks.

While my car is anywhere near being majorly rusty, it did require trunk floors, dutchman panel, and a quarter panel. Also added torque boxes, U.S. Cartool frame connectors, leaf spring re-inforcements, Dana steel plate.

When you do it yourself, you know for a fact there were no shortcuts taken. But you are delayed in getting it done...Unless you've done all this type of work before. Hours? Never kept count.
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Re: What is a Rust Free Rotisserie E-Body ('70-'74) Body Shell Worth?
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2010 - 07:47:50 PM »
Here is the U.S. Cartool Site for in the white restorations:

$17,500.00

http://www.uscartool.com/bodyinwhite/index.html
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