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06-16-2006, 07:40 PM
I need to know if the frames are the same for a 57 chevy 2dr. hrdtp and 4dr sedan.Anyone online now that know I would appreciate knowing as soon as posible.
06-16-2006, 08:01 PM
yes they are as far as I know
06-16-2006, 09:54 PM
The hardtop frame will have one additional body mount bracket on the inboard side of the rail right at the B-pillar. If your using the hardtop frame on the sedan, just remove that bracket. If you putting a sedan frame under a hardtop, switch the bracket fron the hardtop frame to the sedan frame.
06-18-2006, 03:55 PM
I don't want to sound dense,but what is the B Pillar
06-19-2006, 11:15 AM
The point where the door meets the quarter panel.
07-17-2006, 04:28 PM
what about the wagons (2dr and 4dr) and the sedan delivery??
Interchangable with each other??
Interchangable with the sedan or others??
How interchangable are the three different years??
07-17-2006, 09:32 PM
’55 & 56 frames are identical except they have different rear spring hangers. ’56 has a small gusset welded into the rear box portion on each side.
’57 frames have different front horns for the bumper mount. I don’t know about the rear spring hangers.
Convertible frames have an x-member welded into the middle for stability.
Hardtops have the extra support as noted.
Some frames are ‘one-piece’ and some have welded seams but are identical mechanically.
A ’56 2 door will fit on a ’55 frame for a four door, etc. All years and styles have the exact same wheelbase. 115 inches.
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