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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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1960 454/TH400 crossmember

Does anyone know where I can find a crossmember for a 60 with a 454/TH400? I looked at Ecklers and they have one listed with a complete kit, but once I looked up the crossmember that they are using in that kit, it seems to be the one for the 700R4, and I don't think they are the same...


The crossmember I have now was homemade by the original owner who put the engine trans combo in the car, and it's essentially a big piece of C channel. I'd like something with a little more thought behind it.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 02:18 PM
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Since the TH400 wasn't invented until 1965, there is no TH400 cross-member for a TH400 in a X-frame car. The X-frame means you can not even adapt a stock piece as the TH400 has the mount further back. There are a couple of vendors (one being G-Force) that sell "Erector Kits" that allow you to bolt together a bunch of parts to make your own cross member. From what you are describing what you have is probably your best bet with a few lightening holes and powder coating.

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Since the TH400 wasn't invented until 1965, there is no TH400 cross-member for a TH400 in a X-frame car.



Thanks for the info! I'm surprised that no one makes one since they make one for every other trans.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2018, 01:56 PM
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Here is a kit for you to buy that has something besides a channel iron cross-member:

https://www.lategreatchevy.com/full-...1959-1964.html

First one I came across on a Google search but I am sure there are more.

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