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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-18-2007, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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1967 impala convt frame

just wondering if anybody knows if the frames for a convertable are different than a hardtop car. i need to replace the one under my 1967 impala ss convt. i own a parts car that is a 68 4 door 396 car. thanks for any info thomas
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-18-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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I'm not sure of the answer you need but generally convertable frames are heavier duty frames. Hopefully someone knows for sure.



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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 06:03 PM
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With General Motors cars the frames are fully boxed on the convertible models instead of using an open "C" channel. On cars without a perimeter frame like the Camaro they have auxiliary frames bolted to the unibody (kind-a like aftermarket sub-frame connectors) but these bolt to the transmission tunnel of the floor boards which are different than the hard top models with extra ribs in the sheet metal.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the info -Thomas
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2007, 01:15 PM
 
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Just make sure it is a boxed frame. 65-68 fullsize Chevy's will work. Also on the rear end, if you have 2 top trailing arms that connect the rearend to the frame you most find a frame with 2 trailing arm mounts or cut the mount off your old frame and bolt it on to the new frame. Most base models and 4 door car have 3 trailing arms not 4 like performance models (big block, SS, Caprice). If you plan to switch the frame yourself let me know. I have done several frame swaps on GM fullsize and can give you some tips.

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