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Projects Has anyone put a sbc into a 61-63 Olds F85

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by coilover, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. coilover
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
    Posts: 622

    from Texas

    Looking at a 62 convertible and the steering box is mounted up in the way of everything. I can bob the frame at the firewall and go with tubing/r&p but wondered if anyone had done something different (and easier).
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  2. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,278


    bump for you. my brother had a 62 convert and it was a col car. cool brother too!!
  3. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,200


    I have. With my car I wound up cutting the front off and installing a mustang 2 front clip. I used the clip out of a pinto actually. It was the right width and went in real easy. This was one of the best driving cars I have ever built. In the rear I used an 8.8 out of a fox body mustang. It almost bolted right in.
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  4. With that car, R & P is the way to go. Factory clips may be too big width-wise but those can be sectioned with some work. Talk to Fatman or Heidts for some knowledge.

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