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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 11, 9:52 AM Thread Starter
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70-72 chevelle and monte carlo frames

i want to use an entire 71 monte carlo firewall/cowl section and the frame as a temporary jig to rebuild a 70 chevelle convertible until i can find a nice convertible frame to transfer everything over to. i notice the monte carlo also has the two sets of firewall brackets that the body bushings bolt to,like the convertible.

i know the frame on a 70-72 monte carlo is longer than the chevelle from the firewall forward,but is it the same from the firewall back? the floorpans look to be the same. i know the trunk pans have a different design,but i think the body bushing locations are the same from the firewall back. can anyone verify this?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 11, 10:53 AM
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Re: 70-72 chevelle and monte carlo frames

Yes......who gave away my secret. The Monte was considered a Heavy Duty application body, just like the convertibles, El Camino and Station wagon.
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Re: 70-72 chevelle and monte carlo frames

Doesn't the Monte Carlo have a longer wheel base ??? 112" for the convert and 116" for the Monte.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 11, 12:23 PM
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Re: 70-72 chevelle and monte carlo frames

The wheel base is longer. The frame is different from the cowl forward. The monte uses a different clutch cross shaft bracket because of it. To answer the O.P. question, the frame is the same as a hardtop from the cowl back. It is not boxed like a vert is.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 11, 2:12 PM
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Re: 70-72 chevelle and monte carlo frames

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Yes......who gave away my secret. The Monte was considered a Heavy Duty application body, just like the convertibles, El Camino and Station wagon.
Now we know where you are getting all of the "convertible" font body mount boxes from.......
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