Soft NOS Extension-WIW/Go For

J Body General Discussion

  1. Dr Lebaron

    Dr Lebaron Well-Known Member

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    In a world of 1K NOS 78/79 F grilles and parts long gone-

    A net buddy picked up a NOS extension, haven't looked to see if it's a Cordoba or Mirada yet.
    I'm thinking it could bring $500 for a Mirada, $350/$400 for a Cordoba if someone really wanted one.

    Sounds crazy, but F/M/Js have jumped that shark like what happened to A', B's and E's
     
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    MiradaMegacab Well-Known Member

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    I agree with your prices. Pic is a Mirada unit.
     
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    Cordoba1 Well-Known Member

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    Just curious: Why do you think the Mirada part may bring more money than the Cordoba version?
     
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    Dr Lebaron Well-Known Member

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    The Mirada is closer to a muscle car than a Cordoba, so more desirable.

    At first I suggested both at same the same price of $500.
     
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    Fleebay is the way to find out, its worth whatever someone will pay, everything else is a guess.
     
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    Dr Lebaron Well-Known Member

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    Sucks it has come down to having to pay up for F/M/J parts, but supply isn't out there for some stuff.

    I'd assume one could get $1000-$1500 for a set of NOS soft T top seals.
     
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    1000 dollar grills and the car value doesn't reflect part prices like A B and E bodys.
     
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    I got a NOS set, all 4 pieces....
     
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    An enterprising young man would take that part after ensuring its dead on and cast a few molds to make an accurate repro. You could easily make back whatever price. Also could scan it into a digital file for future use. These are becoming very desirable as the years pass us by. The difference in prices is because there was many more Mirada's sold than Cordoba's so more demand. IMO
     
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    You think I'm ballpark?
    I think Brad has M ones for that price.
     
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    The quarter extensions could be cast from parts on a car, good molds make great parts.
     
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    I keep harping 3D printer.

    I only have 1980 numbers, but it shows more Cordobas than Miradas
     
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    Over 4 years about 70,000 J bodies were built. 5000 Y's-Imps and the balance in Cordoba Mirada. I don't recall the exact breakdown or sites I saw the numbers in. I did google Chrysler production numbers and looked at a couple sites. None had exact numbers, and only a few had graphs. I guess Ma wasn't enthused about sharing terrible production numbers. I see way more Mirada's online and on the road. But that doesn't make me right.
     
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    1980 numbers
    51198 Cordobas
    35919 Miradas
     
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    WOW!! Thanks! That's great news. I like you numbers better! That looks like the- what I thought was- total production! That's 87,000 for one year?! There has to be well over 100,000 units then. I stand corrected, and giddy with excitement. With numbers like that, you'd think (well I do) the aftermarket would produce replacement parts like the windshield, rubber and quarter moldings and other wear and crash parts. I thought we were being ignored due to low production. Do you have a link to that site? I need re-educated.
     
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    Once they changed the VIN styles after 80, factory info went for a huge crap.
     
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    1. I'm not entirely certain where this got started, but 81 to 83 Imperial's are not Y-Bodies. 1980 to 1983 Imperials are built on the J platform. I believe this stems from a mis-reading of VIN codes and a mis-understanding of "Body" and "Car Line." Imperials are Car Line "Y", and have an attendant vin-code. Cordobas of that period are Care Line "S" while Miradas are Car Line "X" -- but nobody says, "My Mirada is an X Body."

      For some times, even Allpar were calling these cars Y bodies, but they now have it correct: Imperial: Y body or C body or D body?
     
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    Mold Hell! 3D print that sucker!!!
     
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    3D is a great idea. 3D Scan the perfected originals and start printing. They are fairly large for 3D printing, I believe. I think there about 18 inches long. The print time, scan, equipment and materials to print something that big should be explored. I only know the bare minimum on 3D printing. It might not be the best idea for mass production. But if you had the parts got the scans and could print it at home for yourself that would be pretty cool. Might be more efficient to cut them out of urethane, aluminum, HDF whatever you choose with a CNC if you have the scan program. That's really what needs done. With that scan program you can do anything.