Wondering if anyone has ever bought one of those full unibody deals that Classic sells. I don't want one but I've been spending too much down time reading catalogs and dreaming about projects lately I guess. If you need to do wheel wells, floor pans, trunk pan, cowl, door posts etc. Heck I can see how it might save a lot of time and energy? Maybe even $. They cost 12K but they your done I guess. I can actually see myself moving all those details over... but man that's a big part to deliver!! I saw TV show where they used one to do a Camaro. I just thought is was interesting and wondered if anyone had ever used one?
I talked to a guy once that bought one and had close to 100k in it after it was completed. He said the guy from the resto shop told him he would never do another because of the nightmare getting everything to fit like it should. Just seems like alot of money to have tied up in a replica.
Interesting point... would it be a new car. Need a new VIN. Does it have a VIN? Hmm. Like when you build a totally custom car and need to inspect it to be on the road. You need to apply for a new title and everything from scratch. It varies by state i'm sure. But my buddy did that with a CJ build and he just put 67 on the paper work. Most of it was actually built on a 78 platform but used a 67 tub. No questions really. Titled it as a 67. I guess you never know. Until you know of course! And god help you if you live in CA.
It says they are licenced by GM but that doesn't really mean anything. Still can be a collection of cheap parts.
I think the theory is that you start with a rust bucket that is complete then you move all the usable parts to the new shell including the VIN. Otherwise there are a million parts you’d need to round up.
It’s all the crappy Chinese body panels we all complain about welded together into one big collection of crappy Chinese body panels.