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Old 02-17-2008, 03:39 PM   #1
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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Yep that would be the locations.
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Cool I needed to know that...I really have to get going and get the body of already....
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Am I correct in assuming that the frame number is the same as the vin except without the v for v-8, and the a,b, or c?


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Excellent info John, thanks.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:53 PM   #6
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Wonder why they stamped the frame twice??? Had several 55's and 56's and never saw the numbers on the frame.
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I posted pictures earlier regarding the numbers on my seamless 57 frame. They are there twice in the same places as above.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:31 AM   #8
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Hello:
I'm new to this site. I have a problem I think. I bought a 55 2dr ht that was partially started on a frame off. The guy had the frame done to stock spec's. I want the new urathane bushings, Ford 9 inch, disc brakes, springs moved inward under the frame rails. So I bought a frame from a 56 4dr Sedan thinking their the same frame as I was told by a guy. Now a year later another guy tells me the HT frame is 2 inches longer than the sedan. So my question is the 55 HT frame the same as the 56 4dr sedan frame? Will all my mounting holes line up when I move the body over to the frame?

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Hi Rich. The frames should be the same. I think you may have to move a body mount. I'm sure someone with more knowledge on this will chime in. I can tell you they're the same length.
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I know this is an old thread, but thought I'd reply anyway.
One difference between '55 and '56 frames is the '56s rear spring shackle hanger is a bit wider than the '55s. Other than that, they're virtually identical. '57 frames are a whole 'nother story, so we'll disregard those. The sport coupes and convertibles had an extra body mount bracket on the outside of the frame just in front of the forward leaf spring hangers. Aside from these, a '56 sedan frame would work just fine under your '55 sport coupe.

Gregs210, when I had the body off mine, my VIN on the frame started with 57J, it didn't have the B at the beginning either.

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