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Looking for a frame for a 68 B-Body


Hi all,

I was considering selling my 68 2+2 this year, but only after I fixed a couple of soft spots on my frame.
Along with help from "pont427" and a seasoned body man he knows well, we got it up on a hoist and had a closer look.

We all agreed that the original frame was worse than thought and getting a better frame was the way to go. 
Hence the Subject of this post.

I know that any 67/68 CP full size and it's Chevy twins (except for convertible) will work, so I wanted to ask the group if anyone has or
knows of one I can obtain. I may even travel south if I had to to get an Impala frame from the sunny/dry belt.

The car as present is fine to drive for the rest of summer, so I thought I'd do the re-frame over the winter.

Any leads guys ?

Regards, Scott (LandShark ...)

 



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I used a 68 station wagon frame that came with the 4 piston disc brake option under my 67 Impala.
Had it acid dipped and the epoxy enameled 30 years ago.


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I had the frame from the 70 Parisienne convertible advertised on kijiji in 2019. A guy down by Fort Erie was interested in putting it under his 67 or 68 Chevrolet hardtop. I think I got $300 for the frame, and he found a trucking company to pick it up at my place in Calgary and deliver it to him, I think that cost $800.

I think I know where there's a good 68 Parisienne convertible frame if that's something you'd be interested in. The frame rails on the convertible are 1" wider at the bottom, so the crossmember needs to be 2" narrower. I think I have a turbo 400 crossmember for a convertible.

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Yes, a good ragtop frame would fit the HT just fine. Even a little more rigid as well.



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seventy2plus2 wrote:

I had the frame from the 70 Parisienne convertible advertised on kijiji in 2019. A guy down by Fort Erie was interested in putting it under his 67 or 68 Chevrolet hardtop. I think I got $300 for the frame, and he found a trucking company to pick it up at my place in Calgary and deliver it to him, I think that cost $800.

I think I know where there's a good 68 Parisienne convertible frame if that's something you'd be interested in. The frame rails on the convertible are 1" wider at the bottom, so the crossmember needs to be 2" narrower. I think I have a turbo 400 crossmember for a convertible.


 

 

Hi Clint,

I might be interested in that convertible frame and the crossmember. Can you find out it's details ?

 

Regards, Scott (LandShark ...)



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70 2+2 convertible
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72 GMC Sierra

 

 



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Convertible frames were often offered optionally as a "heavy duty" frame on other bodystyles, often in conjunction with towing packages. The make a hardtop feel wonderfully solid!

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and a 1969 Canadian 2+2 Hardtop



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Yes. I'm hoping the one Clint has in mind is available and in good shape.

Then the only concern will be how to get it back to Ontario. Working on some possibilities.

 

Regards, Scott (LandShark ...)



-- Edited by LandShark68_2+2 on Tuesday 14th of June 2022 12:26:49 PM

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Hey everyone,,,,

How much different is a 69 frame ?



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