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Old 04-23-2011, 07:22 AM
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68-72 a body chevelle,cutlass,gto, are they the same chassis?
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Yes all 68-72 A-body frames are the same and interchangeable but only between body styles. The coupe and convertible frames interchange with one another, I believe the el camino and wagon frames are the same and interchange with each other and I think the 4 door frame is on its own but not sure. But If your looking to put a coupe frame under an el camino it's not going to work as it is shorter than the elky frame.
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Thanks i thought so ,there was a post on ebay for an elco frame 1970. I asked the guy what happend to the body ? he said he put it on somthing and was going to put a convertable on it but changed his mind.Glad i asked!
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Yes all 68-72 A-body frames are the same and interchangeable but only between body styles. The coupe and convertible frames interchange with one another, I believe the el camino and wagon frames are the same and interchange with each other and I think the 4 door frame is on its own but not sure. But If your looking to put a coupe frame under an el camino it's not going to work as it is shorter than the elky frame.
NOT QUITE---but close

Wagon and Elky are different-----The elky is a boxed frame where the wagon is not.

Coupe and convert--same thing---convert is boxed---coupe is not

A 68-72 A-Body 4-dr or Wagon could be made to work----the 4-dr may have to be extended behind the rear wheels and you would have to add the boxing to keep it rigid enough for the Elky

Wagon/Elk/4dr all have the same wheelbase------2-dr versions will not work at all
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So the wagon just has to be boxed only in the rear,the rest is the same as an elco. A elco rear section could be added on a four door after the rear wheels rite?.are the rear end trailer arms the same elco,wagon,four door?. Chevelles,gto ,cutlass,skylark are to short but will fit each other including convertables and the smugglers box is a waste of screws.
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Rear suspension is all the same----if not identical, will interchange
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