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hello i have a 1970 lemans sport conv that i might buy but it needs a frame for the front rials are bent the guy also got a 2dr hardtop frame are the frames interchangeable thanks willy



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I think the only major difference between a convertible frame and a hardtop is the area under the body. The vert is fully boxed, the hard top is open.

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Ni a lot of instances the vert frames have more body fixing points and can be wider down the rails to add stiffness due to no roof



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cutting a roof off a four door is NOT a convertible.....

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Yup...only difference  is the Boxing ..

here is my 70 vert image.jpg

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THIS IS WILLY THANKS GUY SO I SHOULD HAVE NO TROUBLES PUTTING THE 2DR FRAME ON THE CONV THE 2DR FRAME IS A 1969 GTO FRAME SO I THINK I WILL BUY THE LEMANS WILLY



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Pontiac had an option number where a regular car could be ordered with the heavy duty reinforced convertible frame. Most of the 1971 Lemans 455 HO cars had this frame.

 

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Do some research on the net  Willy.. No reason you can't box the hardtop frame.  You are going to want to beef it up for the convertible. 

 

You will have the original vert frame there to compare..

 

good luck !



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Ames Performance sells a kit that gives you the parts to box a hardtop frame. part #S388PH $195.00 You'll more than likely have to get a different cross member or modify the boxing kit to work with your cross member but that could compromise the reason you are boxing the frame.



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