Chassis Swap what fits ????

TURNA

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Talking 2 doors only not wagons or Caminos


What works with the Pontiac LeMans 2 door?

I know the Malibu is a Malibu only due to the shorter frame horns

But what about the LeMans?

Any one have any ideas or know if the chassis from an 81-88 Monte will fit without mods?

Thanks
 

elcaminoss84

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I know Lemans and Malibu are the same length frame and monte Carlos and cutlass, regal ,etc are 2 or 3 inch longer at the front frame horns.
 

TURNA

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78-81 Malibu 78-80 LeMans are the same 81 Lemans switched to the Monte chassis
 

LS6 Tommy

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78-81 Malibu and 78-80 LeMans/Grand Am were designated "A Body" chassis. All were designated "G Body" after 81. 78+, Monte, Cutty, Regal and GP were "A/G Special" chassis due to the longer front frame horns.

Tommy
 

GrandAmMan

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melloelky said:
this frame info should be a sticky.
I agree, once it is correct. I don't see how the 81 Lemans can be different when they used the same doors and fenders as the earlier years. Not saying it is not different, because I don't know for sure.

I tried to get some input with the post below. It would be really helpful to know for sure.

 
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TURNA

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81 lemans has the looooooonger header panel that looks like a firebirds
 

TURNA

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Chassis part numbers 78-80 Lemans uses 14013461, and 1981 uses 14013462

What is the difference between the 2 then?
 

GrandAmMan

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Looks like the part numbers are different lol..
Seriously though, I don't "know" frame differences.
I do have the frame dimension books for most years that cover all models. They show the same front dimensions for all of them. I bought these si that I would know. Obviously these books arent correct.
 

StreetBu

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Turna you looking for a chassis? I have one :D
 

StreetBu

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Gotta shorten the bumper shocks for it to fit the Lemans
 

StreetBu

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Oh I thought that's what it was going into. My bad
 

TURNA

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It was

I was hoping to pick up a LeMans or Grand Am but no luck

So its a Cutlass for now