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65 Frames....?


Hi.... is the 65 Pontiac/Chev full size frame the same for a sedan and station wagon?  I know the convertible has an extra body mount mid way at the drivers door......

 

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hey,

I did a frame off on a 1965 stratochief wagon.That frame was pooched

 I bought a 1967 Parisienne frame not sure if it was a sedan or two door, I'm sure they are the same , all the mounts fit good it was just the steering Parts that needed updating

Bob



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Hobbes wrote:

hey,

I did a frame off on a 1965 stratochief wagon.That frame was pooched

 I bought a 1967 Parisienne frame not sure if it was a sedan or two door, I'm sure they are the same , all the mounts fit good it was just the steering Parts that needed updating

Bob


 Yes, the 65-66 frames had the idler arm in a different spot than the 67-70 frames.



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Rear crossmember is different, and shorter upper rear control arms on 65-66.



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Hi... A little confusing your reply. So the station wagon has a different rear (last?) crossmember, but also has shorter (different) trailing arms? To this last point my question is"Why" would it NEED different ones...?

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No, no. Sorry for the confusion. All the frames 65-66 share that same crossmember and upper control arm size. Which changed in 67. Should not effect body mounting of any style.

The only notable difference (that could effect mounting the body)that I'm aware of between wagons, sedans and the different years, is that the very rear crossmember can be of a slightly different shape. If it needed changing it's very simple to do.

All convertible frames have a wider, triangulated box section inside along the main rails, along with a narrower transmission crossmember. But it can be used across all bodylines.



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