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  • #46
    I can see parting it out, but I don't think I'd want to try to rebuild a car that was hit that hard. The pencil sticking out under the windshield is a bad sign.

    But it's up to you....I wish you a speedy recovery, and success in whatever you end up doing with the car.
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    • #47
      Holy mother F !

      That thing is beat, you are a lucky man to kinda walk away, for sure FIX IT UP

      Yah know, and I'm just spending your money here , maybe just get a whole new frame,etc from Jim Meyer ?

      Out with the old, in with the new and find some front sheet metal, I bet I can find some here in texas

      Glad you made it thru with a few battle wounds, I HOPE you both heal up well
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      • #48
        Originally posted by stoneshrink View Post
        my dad might have one, actually - he's building a 55 Buick Special and I'm pretty sure he has an extra frame.... of course, getting it to you might be an issue.... he's near portland oregon

        even if not, there's a guy near him that specializes in the unloved 55-7 shoeboxes - and he'd probably have everything you might need.
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        • #49
          YOU ALL ARE A BUNCH OF ENABLERS !!!!! this will be a long term project, as the GTO comes first.
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          • #50
            Doug, I have a line on a frame for you.
            That which you manifest is before you.

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            • #51
              pm me some details!
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              • #52
                ya know, Art Morrison makes a frame for the shoebox that should bolt right up last time I checked 13,995 out the door as a rolling chassis - uses Corvette front, 9" rear
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                • #53
                  olds and chevy have different bodies, and different frames. They are not the same car, nothing interchanges.
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                  • #54
                    the shell ? if you are going to a pro touring style frame , you are going to change the mounts

                    I prefer the stockers
                    olds rules

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by squirrel View Post
                      olds and chevy have different bodies, and different frames. They are not the same car, nothing interchanges.
                      that's not exactly what you said here
                      http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=122913

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                      • #56
                        not going Pro-Touring, gonna go pro-cruising. I want it to sit low , ride nice ( like across the country nice) handle good, stop good . just a modern version of what it did. Im thinking fatmans mII and air rid up frt, and maybe triangulated 4 link in the rear with bags . a 5.3 with a 6 speed and some vintage air. But I want the Outside looking stock, maybe rolling on some 16 /17 s , ooops scratch that, I still want my 55 fiestas on with the wide whites.
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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by stoneshrink View Post
                          that's not exactly what you said here
                          http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=122913

                          What do pontiacs have to do with it?
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                          • #58
                            Pontiac and Chevy share, and Olds and Buick share. What I need to know is a 4dr 88 the same frame as a 2dr 88.
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                            • #59
                              They should be the same. The 98 has a longer wheelbase.
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                              • #60
                                PM sent now about that Cobra lol
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