If you have a hard time finding a donor car, I replaced both complete A-pillar panels on my 67 with new pieces. Here’s a link from where I got them. For the money and given the complexity of removing the lower A-pillar panel in such a way that keeps it usable (especially the area where it meets the rocker panel) it might be worth buying the new panel and cutting off what you need. Both sides fit very well on my 67 hardtop and the include the inner parts for the hinge to bolt to...you can reference my build thread for pics. Good luck!
Wanted to start a build thread on my 67 Nova. I had a 66 for my first car and traded it for a 68 Camaro. I still have the Camaro but I've wanted another 66-67 Chevy II for a while. I found this beauty and the plan is to build it up right with upgraded suspension, steering , brakes, etc. and make...
cheapest solution will be a donor car piece, based on what is shown. were it just what you have in your hand that needed repaired, yeah no problem to fab. but there is rust on different spots of that panel, and even underneath it. mine was only rusty at the very bottom and was able to simply fab a curved piece out of flat metal stock.
thought the $300 was crazy out of line, until noticing all that is included. that is an impressive piece!
here's to hoping you can get a solid donor piece to lower your cost, though. good luck with your project!