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Best bet is to switch VIN# to other car but none of the date codes in the sheet metal will match to 71. I think more of a parts car than anything. Another one of those that rare does not make it valuable.

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David

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Pretty typical of what a Northeast car looks like after 50 years. Hate to say it, but I've junked better condition vehicles, but that was before the prices went through the roof.

 

Someone will buy the lot and do exactly what David noted, even though it's illegal as all heck.

 

 

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i think for 3k its worth it but not much more drivetrain worth atleast 1800? car looks fixable but would take a lot

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Switching vins is a FELONY!!  Guaranteed prison time!! Even David should know this. everthing on this 71 is repairable, just takes time and money! How much do you have?

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Felony only if you get caught. It happens all the time for sure. They sell titles at the swap meets here and the DOT guys are present and never seen anyone get in trouble. It is just replacing lots of sheet metal the opposite way. Move the number not the metal, lol.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

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So another two cars saved from the crusher and added to my long list of projects. They came in this week. The M code, Ram Air, 4 speed, power window car is restorable. All numbers matching drivetrain. I'll get to it one day (maybe when I retire, lol)!

1F03M, Maroon,Blk Int,Wht Top,A/C,Rim Blow,Posi

1F03M, Maroon,Wht/Wht,PW

1F03M, GrbrLime,Wht/Wht,A/C,CA Car

1F03M, Drk Green,Grn/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,R/A,Tilt,Rim Blow,PW

1F03M, Drk Grn,Blk/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,A/C,Tilt,Rim Blow,Mgnms

1F03M, Black,Wht,Wht,Tach,Posi

1F03M, Brown,Ginger,Blk,4-Spd,R/A,Tach

1F03M, Pewter,Blk,Blk,4-Spd,A/C,R/A,Tach,Mgnms

2F03R, GrabberBlue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach

2F03R, Brgt Blue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach

2F03Q, Red,Wht,Wht,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach,Conv.Grp,DcrGrp,Stripes,Mgnms

2F03Q, Rd,Rd,Blk,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach

2F03Q, Brgt Lime(Orig. Gld Glw),Blk,Blk,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Conv Grp,Dcr Grp

2F03Q, Grbr Blue,(Orig. Brt Blue)Wht, Wht,4-Spd,Tach,A/C

3F03Q, (2) Gold Glow(one Blk int,one Ginger int),both 4-Spd,Tach,Dcr Grp,Stripes,TuTone Hood,Frgd Whls

3F03Q,BluGlow,Blu,Wht,4Spd,A/C,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,TT,Frgd Whls

3F03Q, Copper,Gngr,Blk,4Spd,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,T-T,Frgd Whls

3F03Q, Trpl Wht,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Tach

3F03Q, Spcl Ordr Black,Blk,Wht,Tach

3F03Q, Spcl Order Purple,Wht,Wht,A/C,Tach,Tilt,P/W,Frgd Whls

And 10 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 1 M-code Mach I! :D

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So another two cars saved from the crusher and added to my long list of projects. They came in this week. The M code, Ram Air, 4 speed, power window car is restorable. All numbers matching drivetrain. I'll get to it one day (maybe when I retire, lol)!

 

 

Sweet!

 

 

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Felony only if you get caught. It happens all the time for sure. They sell titles at the swap meets here and the DOT guys are present and never seen anyone get in trouble. It is just replacing lots of sheet metal the opposite way. Move the number not the metal, lol.

 

I have always wondered about this.

 

If I find a burned out Boss 351 that has the whole rear and roof melted from the fire, rusted out floor pans and fender aprons but all original parts there  I have 2 options.

 

1) Buy a Dynacorn body, switch all the Boss parts to the new metal, along with the VIN, and title the car. --Per the comment above, that is a felony.

 

2) I buy that same Dynacorn body, or other donor sheet metal and drill out every spot weld on the damaged/burned out boss and meticulously replace all metal on the body around the VIN that is still on the burned/ rusted frame.  -That is perfectly legal because I restored the car?

 

My point is one is simply welding the VIN into the new sheet metal, the other is welding new sheet metal around the VIN.  How come one is a Felony and the other is a success story?

 

 

kcmash

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Felony only if you get caught. It happens all the time for sure. They sell titles at the swap meets here and the DOT guys are present and never seen anyone get in trouble. It is just replacing lots of sheet metal the opposite way. Move the number not the metal, lol.

 

I have always wondered about this.

 

If I find a burned out Boss 351 that has the whole rear and roof melted from the fire, rusted out floor pans and fender aprons but all original parts there  I have 2 options.

 

1) Buy a Dynacorn body, switch all the Boss parts to the new metal, along with the VIN, and title the car. --Per the comment above, that is a felony.

 

2) I buy that same Dynacorn body, or other donor sheet metal and drill out every spot weld on the damaged/burned out boss and meticulously replace all metal on the body around the VIN that is still on the burned/ rusted frame.  -That is perfectly legal because I restored the car?

 

My point is one is simply welding the VIN into the new sheet metal, the other is welding new sheet metal around the VIN.  How come one is a Felony and the other is a success story?

 

 

kcmash

Really good point kcmash. I too have often struggled with that same question in my desire to keep a piece of history on the streets. It seems that most of the rarest cars all went up north and were destroyed by salt and corrosion. And what really is the "life blood" of a car? The motor? The VIN plate? The shock tower numbers? The door data tag? The Eminger sheet? Proof of legal ownership? Some combination of those things? After almost 50 years, how many cars survive with all those things intact? Too bad we all don't just have a rich uncle to leave us a car like that!

1F03M, Maroon,Blk Int,Wht Top,A/C,Rim Blow,Posi

1F03M, Maroon,Wht/Wht,PW

1F03M, GrbrLime,Wht/Wht,A/C,CA Car

1F03M, Drk Green,Grn/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,R/A,Tilt,Rim Blow,PW

1F03M, Drk Grn,Blk/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,A/C,Tilt,Rim Blow,Mgnms

1F03M, Black,Wht,Wht,Tach,Posi

1F03M, Brown,Ginger,Blk,4-Spd,R/A,Tach

1F03M, Pewter,Blk,Blk,4-Spd,A/C,R/A,Tach,Mgnms

2F03R, GrabberBlue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach

2F03R, Brgt Blue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach

2F03Q, Red,Wht,Wht,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach,Conv.Grp,DcrGrp,Stripes,Mgnms

2F03Q, Rd,Rd,Blk,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach

2F03Q, Brgt Lime(Orig. Gld Glw),Blk,Blk,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Conv Grp,Dcr Grp

2F03Q, Grbr Blue,(Orig. Brt Blue)Wht, Wht,4-Spd,Tach,A/C

3F03Q, (2) Gold Glow(one Blk int,one Ginger int),both 4-Spd,Tach,Dcr Grp,Stripes,TuTone Hood,Frgd Whls

3F03Q,BluGlow,Blu,Wht,4Spd,A/C,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,TT,Frgd Whls

3F03Q, Copper,Gngr,Blk,4Spd,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,T-T,Frgd Whls

3F03Q, Trpl Wht,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Tach

3F03Q, Spcl Ordr Black,Blk,Wht,Tach

3F03Q, Spcl Order Purple,Wht,Wht,A/C,Tach,Tilt,P/W,Frgd Whls

And 10 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 1 M-code Mach I! :D

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Just do it and make it a great job. I personally know that a local shop had to leave as some special crew came in to alter a GM car to make it special. I happens all the time if done right cannot be detected. Just replacing panels not faking a number you have the number.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Just do it and make it a great job. I personally know that a local shop had to leave as some special crew came in to alter a GM car to make it special. I happens all the time if done right cannot be detected. Just replacing panels not faking a number you have the number.

 

 

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1F03M, Maroon,Blk Int,Wht Top,A/C,Rim Blow,Posi

1F03M, Maroon,Wht/Wht,PW

1F03M, GrbrLime,Wht/Wht,A/C,CA Car

1F03M, Drk Green,Grn/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,R/A,Tilt,Rim Blow,PW

1F03M, Drk Grn,Blk/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,A/C,Tilt,Rim Blow,Mgnms

1F03M, Black,Wht,Wht,Tach,Posi

1F03M, Brown,Ginger,Blk,4-Spd,R/A,Tach

1F03M, Pewter,Blk,Blk,4-Spd,A/C,R/A,Tach,Mgnms

2F03R, GrabberBlue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach

2F03R, Brgt Blue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach

2F03Q, Red,Wht,Wht,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach,Conv.Grp,DcrGrp,Stripes,Mgnms

2F03Q, Rd,Rd,Blk,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach

2F03Q, Brgt Lime(Orig. Gld Glw),Blk,Blk,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Conv Grp,Dcr Grp

2F03Q, Grbr Blue,(Orig. Brt Blue)Wht, Wht,4-Spd,Tach,A/C

3F03Q, (2) Gold Glow(one Blk int,one Ginger int),both 4-Spd,Tach,Dcr Grp,Stripes,TuTone Hood,Frgd Whls

3F03Q,BluGlow,Blu,Wht,4Spd,A/C,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,TT,Frgd Whls

3F03Q, Copper,Gngr,Blk,4Spd,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,T-T,Frgd Whls

3F03Q, Trpl Wht,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Tach

3F03Q, Spcl Ordr Black,Blk,Wht,Tach

3F03Q, Spcl Order Purple,Wht,Wht,A/C,Tach,Tilt,P/W,Frgd Whls

And 10 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 1 M-code Mach I! :D

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