71 Dodge Polara Brougham coupe

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  1. '69FuryIIIConvertible

    '69FuryIIIConvertible Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    A rebody is exactly that...at that point Its a clone...it's no longer it's original form.

    Just my opinion,

    Nick
     
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  2. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    It'll never be original anymore. No numbers being swapped. Just building the Polara I wanted from the start.
     
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  3. '69FuryIIIConvertible

    '69FuryIIIConvertible Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    If you have no sentiment attached to the car then that's the route to go.

    Perfect example are my 69 and 73, both are basket cases, where a rebody would of been easier, but it wouldn't have been THAT car. For me, that simply wasn't going to work as my sentiments are with THAT car.

    To each their own, you know I still hold you in the highest regards of friendship either way.

    You're Plymouth cousin,

    Nick
     
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    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    We are all entitled to our sentiments and no one can be considered "wrong" IMO either Nick.

    When I have a certain car that has sentimental value to me, my goal would be to recreate the car and make it as close to showroom as possible so I can remember it as it was new. If it took parts from other cars to make it that way, including another shell if mine is badly rusted, then that is fine with me and more satisfactory than having a car with a patchwork quilt of repairs for the body especially and still trying to believe it is the original car either or even feeling confident it has the same structural integrity, crashworthiness or durability. Same with using other parts from other cars in the effort to make it like new again. I would of course like to have matching nos. engines/trans too, but that too isn't always possible.

    We have had this same discussion on this board many times, and no one is "correct". The "legal" discussion has been a part of the equation in the past too when it comes to a rebody, but for me these are 50 year old cars with no fraud anywhere in the purchase/ownership of the bodies intended by the folks on this site who are just trying to recreate the past in the best way. I understand the "legal" arguments from the past too, but I do not worry about everything I can find to worry about. Life is too short. I would just document what has been done to make the car new again and let the documentation go with the car when you sell it - for me I will be gone when some of my favorite cars go up for sale, more than likely. I doubt I will care anymore then either.....................
     
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  5. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    That's why I wont part the Brougham out and continue with the rebuild on the back burner.
     
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    fc7_plumcrazy Senior Member

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    on facefuck someone is cutting up a Polara 2dr.
    I am scared it might be GC8 ?
    Could be blue, too
    Maybe he has a roof for you

     
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  8. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    The repaint sure looks it Carsten but the firewall tells us different, probably B7.

    Seen a lot getting cut up in the last 5 years.
     
  9. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    I tried to buy that but the guy wasnt willing to deal.