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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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New guy with a Kingswood

Hi gang, new poster here who just put down a deposit on a 69 Kingswood.

I'm coming from a c10 frame off project that never got finished (I started at 17, recently turned 30). After doing a frame off and getting a rolling chassis and starting on body patch, drip rail shaving, smoothing firewall, etc. I got overwhelmed.

Long story short, I'm gutting my c10 project (and will eventually part it out), to drop into a 1969 Kingswood 9 Passenger wagon. It's a driver car that I plan to overhaul and tinker with as I drive and enjoy it.

I can't find much on in terms of tech specs on the Kingswood, but believe it is based on the impala platform. Can anyone confirm that?

I'm looking forward to learning more about these cars and getting my hands dirty building again.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-17-2016, 08:35 AM
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Right, the Kingswood is just a fancy name for an Impala wagon.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2016, 04:12 PM
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yer funny Bill. (but correct)

Those things are such a big beast

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 08:50 PM
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Welcome to the Team Tom!

In 1969 they still had coil rear springs as they eventually went to a leaf sprung rear in the 1977 and newer wagons. That said, I don't think any thing but your power train will transfer directly to the Kingswood without modifying either the part or the wagon.

As a for instance; I cut out the bottom front of my Impala core support to use a pick-up truck sized radiator in my car for the added cooling surface area. If you don't mind modifying your wagon many parts will fit. You could probably section and channel the pick-up truck frame to fit under the wagon to reuse pick-up suspension parts, but that is looking for work in my opinion.

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