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Beaumont frame swap


After driving the Beaumont four years in as bought condition the time has come to change the frame, floor pan and trunk pan. I removed the frame from the 66 4dr to use under the 67. Sat the 4dr on a conv. frame so it can be moved around. Stripped the old parts ,pressure washed and degreased. The frame had liberal amounts of oil undercoat but still needs the usual repair around the body mount holesIMG_8937.JPGIMG_8939.JPGIMG_8940.JPGIMG_8941.JPGIMG_8938.JPGIMG_8942.JPGIMG_8943.JPGIMG_8944.JPGIMG_8945.JPG



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Great start, is it your plan to build the 66, what about the 4 dr 67 ?

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ashmore wrote:

After driving the Beaumont four years in as bought condition the time has come to change the frame, floor pan and trunk pan.

I removed the frame from the 66 4dr to use under the 67. Sat the 4dr on a conv. frame so it can be moved around. Stripped the old parts ,pressure washed and degreased. The frame had liberal amounts of oil undercoat but still needs the usual repair around the body mount holes


         You have to replace the frame and the floor pan and trunk pan ???????  on the 67 2 door post ?  



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That 66 a 4X4???!!!

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Yes Carl, the drivers side rear frame section is thin and now has a crack. It could be repaired but the 66 frame is in better condition. Some floor repairs were not done very well so got a full floor pan with braces from OLD GOLD. Car gets "driven" so it needs to be solid.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

That 66 a 4X4???!!!


Looks pretty mean with it's new stance and no bumpers. 



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Yes Carl, the drivers side rear frame section is thin and now has a crack. It could be repaired but the 66 frame is in better condition. Some floor repairs were not done very well so got a full floor pan with braces from OLD GOLD. Car gets "driven" so it needs to be solid.


         Glad you gave Old Gold some business   Peter and Ian are retired now....

 

         I think thats the car I bought from a member in Boston (for sure)  He told me the frame and floors were mint  (not a issue)    

         I think I lost 6,000.00 on that car     Never trust a car guys word   Get photos before you buy it...  Biggest scam ever pulled over on me...  

          So glad you are restoring the car......



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      I think thats the car I bought from a member in Boston (for sure)  He told me the frame and floors were mint  (not a issue)    

         I think I lost 6,000.00 on that car     Never trust a car guys word   Get photos before you buy it...  Biggest scam ever pulled over on me...  

          So glad you are restoring the car......


 I remember that well. one of the lousier transactions that has happened on the forum.



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Thankfully, this forum has some amazing members who have been upstanding in their dealings as well.

That Beaumont is a cool car Randy, well worth doing that repair.

I had the opportunity to see it and ride in it when we went to Nova Scotia a few years back.

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That looks like a pretty nice frame you have there too. Nice and clean, not all scaly like so many old car frames you see.

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I is difficult to find a decent frame around here. The 66 was well oiled and still has really old bias ply tires so not sure when it was last driven on the road . The odometer shows 38k who knows it may be the original mileage.

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what is the convertible? Beaumont, ? SD ? tranny ? engine size?



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what is the convertible? Beaumont, ? SD ? tranny ? engine size?


It is a Malibu SS, 283 powerglide. Originally white with red interior. 



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IMG_8946.JPGIMG_8947.JPGIMG_8948.JPGIMG_8950.JPGIMG_8951.JPGA little more progress. Holes drilled for body mounts and test fit new floor and trunk pans. Removed interior and exposed previous repairs, lots of pathches that were placed on top of old floor and bronzed .



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I'm still not following what car is going on what frame.  I see a convertible body, a 66 4 dr sedan body, and what looks like a convertible frame, but you say you removed the frame from a 4 dr.



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I'm still not following what car is going on what frame.  I see a convertible body, a 66 4 dr sedan body, and what looks like a convertible frame, but you say you removed the frame from a 4 dr.


The new panels are fitted to the 66 4dr frame. It is not a boxed frame. I put the 4dr on the vert frame so it could be moved outside. I know it confuses me also. 



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so what are you going to do with convertible shell? Are warts from it for sale?



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seventy2plus2 wrote:

I'm still not following what car is going on what frame.  I see a convertible body, a 66 4 dr sedan body, and what looks like a convertible frame, but you say you removed the frame from a 4 dr.


The new panels are fitted to the 66 4dr frame. It is not a boxed frame. I put the 4dr on the vert frame so it could be moved outside. I know it confuses me also. 


 what car are you doing?  The convertible?



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I'm going to try because I think I have solved the puzzle Alex!

Ashmore has a 67 Beaumont 2 door post, a 66 Beaumont 4 door sedan and 66 Malibu SS convertible that he is stripping.

The post has a rusty floor and frame. The sedan has a nice frame, so he rolls that out from under it to use on the post. He puts the convert frame under the 4 door so he can roll the car around.

He has the "new" post frame sitting on the floor in the picture with the new complete floor assembly. That frame and floor are going in to the post car. The convert gets scrapped. The Beaumont sits there looking intact, with a convert frame under it.

How'd I do Randy???

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Yes Carl that's the plan.

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I need the front fire wall fame mounts if they are for sale



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Good stuff Randy, I'm interested in this thread.



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I need the front fire wall fame mounts if they are for sale


Not sure on plans for the convertible but I will let you know if I decide to part it out.  



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If you need a brand new rotissarie , I have one for sale ....


I borrowed an old homemade one that has been sitting in the grass for ten years.  



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