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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by young olds, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. young olds
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    Im building a 62 cutlass and want to see pics of other 61-63 olds f-85/cutlass, pontiac lemans/tempest and buick special/skylark. corvairs are ok too. Ill start with some pics of my car and some of other cars i have saved. First one is my car.
     

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  2. young olds
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    more
     

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  3. bonez
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    Very understated little cars with huge potential for about any style build. I almost bought a Buick in '07. Sorta regret not doin it.
     
  4. young olds
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    a 62 f-85 wagon i almost bought and continue to convince myself not to.
     

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  5. fms427
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    My 62 Special convert - V8, factory 4 speed. Michigan car, currently undergoing "de-rusting" :D
     

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  6. chaos10meter
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    O.K. these are Y bodies, got it.
    What would a 1980 Chev. Malibu be ?
     
  7. garvinzoom
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    Who cares about an 80 model malibu?
     
  8. chaos10meter
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    I do, or I wouldn't have asked, it's HAMB friendly it's sitting under my 49 Merc.

    I'd still like to know what they are called.
     
  9. fms427
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    It is called an "A" body.....
     
  10. young olds
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    In 78 or 79 gm midsize cars went to g platform. So an 80 Malibu is a g body car
     
  11. chaos10meter
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    O.K. is it an A or a G ?

    Reason I ask, when you look things up say suspension , brakes etc. a lot of times they refer to the body or group or the biggest confusing description, a metric chassis !
    And it does have some metric nuts and bolts on it.

    Just trying to learn something I didn't know yesterday.
     
  12. LOWBLAZERO1
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    Its a g body, the a body designation was dropped in 78 with the chevelle name
     
  13. garvinzoom
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  14. Should have called them J for junk.
     
  15. 28pontiac
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    Here's mine from about a year ago... I have since done some bodywork and drive the hell out of it!

    Andy
     

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  16. 28pontiac
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    Are you refering to the G Body, A Body or the original poster's Y Body? Just looking for some clarification...
     
  17. atomickustom
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  18. In GM parts terminology it's considered an A-body. In '82, the same chassis was redesignated as a G-body. The Celebrity and other similar GM FWD cars then became the A-body.

    Clear as mud, eh? ;)

    And I thought Y-bodies were always the Corvettes. :confused: Gotta do a little more research.
     
  19. Red71
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    one I saw at the track
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    and this is one I am doing...
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  20. The 77-89 midsize platform.
     
  21. C-10 CST
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    Screw the Y body, how about a Buick Y Job
     

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  22. garvinzoom
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    Seems like those letter designations cover different cars for different model years.
     
  23. Al Napier
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    FWIW -- A bodies were Chevelles (and the other GM variants) from 64-77; with the downsizing in 78 they became G bodies. Suspension-wise almost nothing other than steering boxes interchange between them and the 64-66 A bodies are a little different than the later ones (like rear springs don't interchange, the rear end is a little narrower, etc. on the early ones).

    The mid-70's Novas (75-79) were X bodies, as were the earlier versions 68-74, and also the 80's front drive cars like Citations carried the same X designation. The mid-70's RWD X versions shared many parts with 71-81 Camaros/Firebirds, the 68-74 RWD X car versions shared most parts with 67-69 Camaros.

    F Bodies were Camaros and Firebirds.

    I don't remember what early (62-67) Nova's were called, I thought they were also known as X bodies but am probably wrong.

    A 67-69 Camaro and 68-74 Nova rear end will bolt into an early Nova, but it is a little wider. I had to do fenderlip surgery on my 66 Nova when I put a z-28 rear end in it back in 1979.

    Al in TN
     
  24. young olds
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    I started a y body picture thread not a gm platform designation discussion. Can we please keep it on track?
     
  25. fms427
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    Sorry, but got to correct all the mis-information.......1978 FWD Malibu, F85, Century,etc. carried on the "A" body designation from the RWD Chevelle, et al. However, remember the RWD 2 door Monte Carlo, Gran Prix, etc. carried on - these were designated as "G" cars. I worked on the 78 "A" program for GM....................OK, carry on with "Y" bodies......
     
  26. fms427
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    OK - wow - forget the last post - brain fade - 82 "A" was FWD. In that year, RWD carried over and was called "G" body. Sorry..... But, 78 intermediate was still "A" designation.......
     
  27. young olds
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    found some on the meltdown website.
     

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  28. young olds
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    Mine seeing the light of day for the first time in a year and a half.
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  29. lawman
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    I have alway's liked those little car's !!! Thank's for all of the pic's.
     
  30. young olds
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