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Here's one for sale
bevoracing - September 4th, 2017 at 09:48 AM

Much of it is in very good condition but, as always, other parts are not so good..........
No front end. Might be worth a bid if you're up for a challenge. 

lightice - September 4th, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Are you still able to get body panels in AU? Or is someone making them?

bevoracing - September 4th, 2017 at 11:08 AM

No panels available, you have to make them yourself.
They are almost all flat so that's not so difficult. I had a local sheet metal shop make up the parts I needed.
Have a look at cbJohn's posts. He built a complete new CB body in his workshop.
The front "firewall" and heater channels are beetle. You need to buy the best (thickest) you can get and modify them. The new heater channels have to have the heater tubes removed and the vents welded up.
Don't buy the "econo" Mexican ones from CIP1.
I know a bloke who made up his own heater channels.
The floor pan doesn't have the heater control tubes etc. Floor pans are beetle, but with drain holes.
It's all possible, but it's a big welding job to repair even the best CB you'll find.

lightice - September 5th, 2017 at 04:03 PM

Hi Tony, Thanks again for the information.

I'll have a look at CBjohn's posts and see what he did.
I think making the sheet metal isn't difficult, it's getting the dimensions right if we're working from scratch.