I picked up this 1967 Friday (4/13/2012). I wanted to have a nice '67 to drive but I didn't realize that the price had gone through the roof on these. So I bought a rough one with intentions of building it into what I want instead of shelling out lots of $$ up front and probably still not finding exactly what I am looking for.
This thing has a LOT of issues. Panels are not lined up, quarters have been replaced and not done correctly at all, there is a lot of bondo in places, the hood is a factory steel hood that was cut and had a fiberglass cowl mounted on it and it is cracked all around it. Doors sag, there is a rough 6 point roll cage in the car that mounts shoulder harness seat belts, Fuel cell in the trunk along with battery, and some odd looking "preload" traction bars welded to the rear end. The instrument cluster was removed (and they broke the panel in the process) and there is an afternarket speedometer laying in the hole where the original was. There is an oil gauge inside that is leaking oil all over the new carpet. The rear quarter windows roll up and down with help but do not stay all the way up on their own. There is more wrong but I can't think of it all right now.
On a positive note, the floor pans have been repaired and that was done pretty well. It doesn't look like any of the welds were cleaned up after. I think I can tidy them up and make them look better. The front fenders have been replaced with used ones but they look to be in good shape. Also, the car runs and drives out nice. Brakes work great. All the lights (except the interior lighting) work. It is a god driver as far as mechanically speaking goes at this point and from a distance it looks OK.
Here are some pics I took Saturday before I did anything to it. These will serve as my starting point "Before Photos".
You can really see the body panel alignment issues in this pic. It may be difficult to see in this one, but the quarter panel is actually installed wrong! The top of the door and the quarter panel are lined up, but the center body line is higher on the quarter panel than it is on the door, along with the lower body lines on the quarter compared to the door where they meet. This is going to take more than a door adjustment. Huge issues there!
This shows that same left quarter with some issues at the rear section. There is a crack among other problems.
Same quarter again toward the front where it meets the door. There are more crack here along with some bad bondo issues.
Right side door and quarter panel gap is not consistent.
I don't know how this fiberglass cowl is attached to the hood, but there appears to be bondo which has cracked all the way around it.