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LS6 Tommy
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CORRECT G-body frame info

Post by LS6 Tommy » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:25 pm

The Malibu has it's own frame and it's the same for Coupe and Sedan. The G-body Wagon has different rear rails and body mounts. The El Camino has a longer wheelbase. The Monte Carlo, Regal, Cutlass, Grand Prix & Grand Am have longer front frame horns because of the longer nose and are known as a "G Plus" frame. People DO put G Plus frames under Malibus. They collapse the front bumper shocks to make it work.

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Re: CORRECT G-body frame info

Post by twfurst » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:04 am

I used an 87 MC SS frame under my 80, just trimmed about 2.5" off the front horns and welded in some angle stock to mount the bumper shocks to.
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