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Imagine your disappointment when you find what looks like a great deal on a 1967 Ford Mustang on Craigslist, only to realize the body is 90 percent Bondo. You could head back to the listings, or you could hit the Ford Parts catalog for a brand new body shell. Ford is now offering up over 9,000 officially licensed parts for cars and trucks going back to 1909 Model Ts, and the catalog includes complete shells for 1967, 68, 69 and 1970 Mustang coupes as well as all manner of other parts to fix up old Fords, Mercurys and Lincolns.

Finding good parts for restorations is always a challenge. Restorers often have to go scrounging through scrap yards to find parts in decent condition or roll the dice with unauthorized reproductions that may or may not fit. Ford has sold some of the old tooling to specialty fabricators that continue to produce parts in small batches for those models that people want to keep on the road well past their expiration date. Of course, crate motors are old hat in the racing catalog, with classics like the "351 Cleveland V8", 302 cubic inch V8 and the more recent 5.0-liter "Cammer" readily available.

Off-road junkies will also be pleased to learn that the next addition to the body shell lineup will be the first generation Bronco. Complete bodies for the little Broncos will be available in the fall.



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Broncos are not nearly as common ('66: 22K, '67: 13K) as the 'stang ('66: 500K+)- so a body shell there would likely be pretty welcome.

Interesting- wonder if there's anything for a '60 Lincoln... :ninja:

EDIT... checked it out; for that car it's nothing new: glass, rubber, data tags, carpet... the usual. To get restorer's hopes up, we need to talk sheetmetal.

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Awesome! I've been meaning to restore that Saiyan space pod in my backyard!

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