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American patch panels on canadian car?


Is only the Bonneville longer than a Laurentian? I found some fairly old nos 1/4's and other panels for a Ventura/Catalina but am not sure if they will fit my car. Should I just buy them?

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I always thought the difference was, all from fenders forward...   

like a monte compared to chevelle      so I figured the quarters would be same ...

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There has been discussion here about this exact thing for other years but I'm not sure that 1960 has come up. I know some guys have tried front fenders for later years and although there a very similar they say they won't work.

As far as 1/4's go I think they have said that they are not identical in length. For sure things like trunk drop off panels that connect to the 1/4 are different because the frame is so different on those cars.

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How about '64 Catalina as opposed to '64 Parisienne?

http://www.showcars-bodyparts.com/pontiac.html

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As stated above, the frames are totally different & possibly the mounting is different, I know the 64 Bonniville is longer in the 1/4's than my 64 Catalina Also the frt. inner fenders are diff. than the Cdn. model as well, so would think the fenders will be "slightly" diff. as well !!!!

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I figured, and I'm not a body man, but "my" body man would make a existing American rust free panel fit, rather than trying to form one from flat steel ......

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As others have pointed out, the Bonneville quarters will be too long. However, the Strato Chief/Laurentian/Parisienne used essentially the same outer body as the Catalina/Ventura so you should be able to make those quarters work.

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