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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 12, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

Well I'm finally in a financial position to start working on my 67 Camaro but Im not sure if Im ready to do major panel replacement. I know I need at least one new quarter, trunk floor and shock mounts. Can anyone recommend a good shop in the area that has experience with older camaros?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 12, 03:32 PM
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Re: Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

Check with Radical Rods in Columbia Illinois 618 281 8488
Owner is Tim Roberts and he has done several first gen Camaros
He is also a Goodmark Parts dealer and usually has sheet metal in stock.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 12, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

Thanks I will check them out. Have they done any work for you?

Has anyone heard of AL's in red bud?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 12, 02:39 PM
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Re: Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

Yes Radical Rods did my quarter panels, reskinned both doors.

I did the 80 percent quarters.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 12, 10:45 PM
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Re: Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

Kevin Oeste of V8TV is an excellent shop with plenty of Camaro experience.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 12, 11:34 PM
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Re: Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

Tagging for future reference.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 12, 05:49 AM
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Re: Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

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Check with Radical Rods in Columbia Illinois 618 281 8488
Owner is Tim Roberts and he has done several first gen Camaros
He is also a Goodmark Parts dealer and usually has sheet metal in stock.
'67 I'm doing now was supplied with all Goodmark panels. Fenders, doors and quarters are unsatisfactory. Replaced quarters with AMD and located GM doors and fenders. Goodmark decklid is OK but narrow as usual. At least it's not like a wet noodle like other repro lids. SS hood may make it but still needs some corner mods, front flange on it poorly stamped and does not resemble GM at all. Goodmark door skins were incorrectly installed on twisted shells, poorly stamped and have inconsistent window openings. Left Door/fender gap 1/8" top and bottom and over 3/8" at midline, front hem was poorly done. Adjustment will not reslove these issues. Most people know when a skin is installed the bare shell must be on the car for alignment. Or made with precision as an auto manufacturer would.
Fender fronts are poorly stamped, lack correct definition and have voids at valance mating surface. Any deviation from GM panels stands out proudly.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 12, 04:08 PM
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Re: Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

I agree with Scott. I saw the car he is working on. That guy got "robbed" on his sheet metal job.I too fell victom to a Goodmark quarter for my 69. I got it fixed, tookm alot of extra time. I would'nt even put one on my mail box. They realy are bad in my opinion.I also bought one from Clasic Industries "OER" was not any better. These were full quarters and not very good. I purchased a full floor, complete trunk, frame rails,firewall, and filler between trunk and back window from Dynacorn and they worked with very little problems. I think that AMD is prob the best stamped quarters around for the money.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 12, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

Ive heard from several people to stay away from oer and goodmark. So far it seems like the best choice for sheet metal is amd and Ive also heard that DII isnt bad but I cant find any info on them.

I just got my car moved back into my garage its been in temporary storage. I may be getting ahead of myself looking for a body shop. Im going to try and get a bunch of pics today and post up in another thread to see what people think of the starting condition. This was my first car but It doesnt really have any sentimental value and Im thinking I might be better off starting with another car.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 12, 04:31 PM
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Re: Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

DII is also known as Dynacorn . They make alot of stuff. Not sure on quarters though.
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Re: Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

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'67 I'm doing now was supplied with all Goodmark panels. Fenders, doors and quarters are unsatisfactory. Replaced quarters with AMD and located GM doors and fenders. Goodmark decklid is OK but narrow as usual. At least it's not like a wet noodle like other repro lids. SS hood may make it but still needs some corner mods, front flange on it poorly stamped and does not resemble GM at all. Goodmark door skins were incorrectly installed on twisted shells, poorly stamped and have inconsistent window openings. Left Door/fender gap 1/8" top and bottom and over 3/8" at midline, front hem was poorly done. Adjustment will not reslove these issues. Most people know when a skin is installed the bare shell must be on the car for alignment. Or made with precision as an auto manufacturer would.
Fender fronts are poorly stamped, lack correct definition and have voids at valance mating surface. Any deviation from GM panels stands out proudly.
But... other than that, they were OK, right??
Just want to say how much I appreciate the professionals like Scott putting up with all us amateurs. Not saying anything against any of the posts. Just appreciate Scott and Brian. I am sure there are others, but they always seem to exhibit a lot of patience.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 12, 06:33 AM
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Re: Looking for a body shop in the Southern IL St. Louis MO. area.

I saw the car that scott has now, the one he is working on. I felt very awkward because the owner thought it looked good. It didn't. I used one quarter on a 69, prob the one they sell the most of, " would think they would have it correct by now" and it was horriable . If you are building a drag car it might be fine.
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