In 1963 I started a business in Dayton Ohio called B&N Fiberglass. We built all the typical roadster bodies and became nationally known by building parts and entire bodies for Willy’s, Anglias, etc. Our clients included well-known names such as "Ohio" George Montgomery, and hundreds of others.
I remember in '66 we had just moved our business to New Carlisle, Ohio nothing was set up, not even an air compressor. I believe it was Emery Cook who showed up on monday morning with his entire family in tow wanting a '66 Dart body for Don Garlits I was amazed. Altho the boys at Detroit had called and said Don was interested in one of our cars, no order had been given. It was scramble time, by friday of that week we had Don's '66 Dart roadster body finished, which included a complete 1 piece top that covered what was the entire passenger compartment, holes for the zoomie exhaust, tires and Don setting in the trunk area. It was the first full bodied car to turn 200MPH in the quarter mile. Today it sets in Don's museum in Florida.
For the past 10 years we have been restoring 1953 – 1967 Corvette bodies. We could see the quality of cars coming in was deteriorating and soon their would be nothing but junk to work on. Therefore in November of 2004 we decided to close the restoration business and began tooling to build entire Corvette bodies just as factory original. After two years of development, we are now producing all 1953-1960 Corvette bodies. Where possible we are improving the fit beyond original specs by making all door skins, hood, trunk and top deck oversized so that they can be custom fitted to your own taste. We also manufacture all the metal dash supports, body brackets, rocker struts, etc. that were in the original body. Unlike others, we do not make racing shells. We use hand layup and pressure molded parts depending on the model year. This gives us a quality product that rivals the original factory tolerance and in some areas better than factory.