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Ford has expanded its licensed reproduction body shell offerings. The company announced professionals and enthusiasts alike would be able to purchase brand-new 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible shells earlier this year, and now the automaker has added the 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible shell to the mix, as well. Now, instead of being forced to source a shell and repair the inevitable rust, restorers can simply snap up new metal, thereby saving time and money in the process. Like the '65 Convertible, '67 Fastback and '69 Fastback, the '67 Convertible will carry a price tag of $15,995.

That lump of change gets you a shell that meets or exceeds the original specifications, including higher-quality metal than was used when the vehicles first rolled off of the assembly line. Dynacorn International will produce the shells under license from Ford. Hit the jump to view the full press release for yourself.
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All-New 1967 Mustang Convertible Body Joins Growing Stable of Classic Ford-Licensed Restoration Parts

The 1967 Mustang convertible body shell is the fourth reproduction body licensed by Ford Motor Co.
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Restorers can now build a "new" 1967 Mustang convertible with an all-new steel body

The '67 Mustang convertible body is stronger than the original and can be outfitted with Ford's big-block engines

With nearly 8.5 million built since first debuting in 1964, the Ford Mustang is America's longest selling four-seat sports car

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 20, 2011 – The latest addition to the growing stable of classic Mustang bodies – the 1967 convertible – just might be the ultimate stocking stuffer this Christmas for restorers of America's favorite sports car.

The 1967 convertible body shell, the newest officially licensed Ford Restoration part, is now available to order starting at $15,995. It is the fourth reproduction classic Mustang body available to restorers, joining the '65 convertible, the '67 fastback and the '69 fastback.

To qualify as an official Ford-licensed restoration part, the '67 body shell has to meet or exceed the fit, finish and quality of the original, said Dennis Mondrach, Ford Restoration Parts licensing manager. "The new '67 convertible body shell gives restorers a super-solid foundation on which to build their dream pony car."

Dynacorn International, manufacturer of the '67 convertible body, worked to not only replicate the original '67 convertible, but make it better. The body panels, for example, are stamped from modern automotive-grade virgin steel that is slightly thicker than the original, according to Jim Christina, Dynacorn general manager. Then, to further add strength, the panels are assembled using modern welding techniques. There are also newly engineered reinforcements in known stress areas to add strength and rigidity to the body, added Christina.

"These days, the chances are fairly slim of finding a restorable, rust-free '67 Mustang that has never been wrecked," said Mondrach. "As the value of classic Mustangs has increased over the years, garages, barns and scrapyards have been picked clean."

Now, Mustang fans dreaming of restoring a classic '67 convertible – or building one with a modern powertrain – won't have to spend time and money getting an original '67 convertible body into restorable condition. That expensive, time-consuming step can be skipped by starting with the new '67 convertible body. "Some minor panel adjustment and alignment still has to be done, but the body comes rustproofed and primed and is otherwise ready for painting and assembly," said Mondrach. More information about the '67 body shell and all other Ford-licensed restoration parts can be found at www.fordrestorationparts.com.

'67 Mustang: More luxury, more power, more style
After a record-setting production run that saw more than a million Mustangs gallop out of Ford factory gates in just 18 months, the 1967 model was given a major redesign. The move helped keep Mustang ahead of the pack as new competitors from General Motors and Chrysler along with imported sports cars from Great Britain claimed a larger share of the mid-1960s youth market.

No part of the Mustang was overlooked in 1967. The body was widened, the hood lengthened, and the engine bay grew in size to accommodate an array of six engines ranging from a thrifty and peppy 200-cubic-inch inline six-cylinder all the way up to a thundering 390-horsepower 427 that came in the Shelby GT500. This helped launch an entirely new generation of big-block high-horsepower pony cars that fueled the growing muscle car mania.

The '67 also got all-new sheetmetal, a redesigned grille, new taillights and a nifty option that put turn signals in the hood scoops. On the inside, the more luxurious interior took the Mustang in a new direction. Buyers could opt for a tilt-away steering wheel, a gauge package with a built-in tachometer, brushed aluminum trim on the dash, door panels and shifter console. There was also a roof console with map lights between the sun visors, and the '67 was the first Mustang with built-in air conditioning that was packaged behind the dash, not under it.

Because more than 90 percent of the parts needed to restore a 1967 Mustang convertible are available new as Ford-licensed reproduction components, the '67 convertible body can be built to just about any specification that was available when the car was new. Ford's big-block engines from that era, including the 390, 427 and 428-cubic-inch motors, bolt right in with no modifications necessary. Also, the '67 body can be used as a basis to build a replica of the Shelby GT350 or GT500 convertibles.

"The '67 convertible body is supported by thousands of high-quality Ford-licensed restoration parts," Mondrach said. "So, though it may be possible to build a 1967 Mustang using almost all new parts, we think most customers who buy the '67 convertible shell will use it for high-performance applications, resto-mod projects or for show cars."

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes, sixteen large for a body shell is quite expensive, but given the high cost of stamping dies, superior grade of steel, better assembly processes and the low volume being sold, the price makes sense. It's a much more viable alternative to sourcing out a donor body and going through the rigorous process of restoration.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It beats starting with a rusty car that needs floors, rockers, rear rails and quarters. It doesn't take much time to run up a $16 k bill in parts and labor.
      Aki. I
      • 3 Years Ago
      more auto makers should do this. great idea, ford.
      • 3 Years Ago
      These body shells are produced by Dynacorn International in Taiwan. Ford has nothing to do with the manufacturing. However, they do authorize the bodies through a licensing agreement. Dynacorn reproduces several classic Mustang bodies including 65 and 67 convertibles as well as 67 through 70 fastbacks. They also reproduce several early GM bodies including the Camaro, Chevelle and Firebaird. Dynacorn also reproduces individual body parts for many other classic cars and trucks. It is not necessary to buy an entire shell if yours is still usable. I took that route with my 70 Mustang Mach 1. I used many Dynacron parts but was able to keep the basic shell thus avoiding any legal issues that might arise from a total "re-body" and VIN transfer.
      • 3 Years Ago
      When's the Pinto coming ? ;)
        • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      A 67 fastback sounds great
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey GM, you listening? Can I get a '67 Stingray if you guys decide to jump on the bandwagon? :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll take a '67 fastback with the a new 5.0, you hear me Santa??
      Todd Dunning
      • 3 Years Ago
      Outstanding idea and hopefully just the start of a great new business model. Do it yourself, do it right, do it without the Teamsters. Swap suspension, engine, interior bits and change the paint next year if you get tired of it. Ford was thinking ahead this time by going back to basics. GT40 anyone?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can buy a finished one in good shape for that price.
      50 AKA Ferrari
      • 3 Years Ago
      Owning a classic car... I think this is a great compromise for those that want the classic car look but with modern materials and not having to worry about rust etc. The only thing about this is I personally feel the cost is too high.. Something like this shouldn't exceed $7500 imo. You get a shell but now you got to spend sooo much for all the other parts to make it fit to this etc, you're pushing $35-40k when done.
      Pri Vacy
      • 3 Years Ago
      This helps to keep real 67 Mustangs from being converted into Eleanors. Create tacky junk from these and leave actual Mustangs alone. Musang values have largely been an options/production numbers game. Theres really no reason to build one of these over restoring a factory car, the value just won't be there when you are done
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      Absoutely awesome. This is a dream's come true to any enthusiast. Now if only they could do this to mkiv's..
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