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nicke
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nicke
10-11-18 06:29 PM - Post#2748464    

Hey guys,
Is this the correct shape for the front frame horns on a 62? I've had two cars that look exactly like the below picture and I'm trying to determine if that shape is factory made, or if that is because of damage. See arrows.

Please help!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/heQ5f23GADYBajtk7

-Nick
My 65' Impala SS LS Swap
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pvs409
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pvs409
10-11-18 07:42 PM - Post#2748468    

both of those frame horns are damaged. They are pushed in and bent on the top.

picture attached of original 1962 Chevy not damaged frame horns
Paul

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57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
http://paulstensland.com

55Brodie
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55Brodie
10-12-18 02:01 AM - Post#2748483    

Are you sure that is a 62 frame? It doesn't look like an x frame in the photo.
yukonted
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10-12-18 08:22 AM - Post#2748509    

Check out "1962 Impala Frame" on YouTube, this should help.
pvs409
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pvs409
10-12-18 11:51 AM - Post#2748518    

I have nothing but 62's I personally removed the 62 body from that frame before the frame in the pictures was restored.
In fact all 61 to 64 frames all models are the same(only the convertible frames have extra metal reinforcement on the top and bottom of the frame rails from the firewall to the rear of the cars)

The frame on Y tube is a 61 to 64 hardtop, sedan and station wagon frame
Paul
57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
http://paulstensland.com

DonSSDD
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DonSSDD
10-12-18 01:55 PM - Post#2748521    

I think Nickes frame is not an x frame, judging by that tranny mount.
63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
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64ss409
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10-13-18 07:35 PM - Post#2748609    

  • DonSSDD Said:
I think Nickes frame is not an x frame, judging by that tranny mount.


That mount looks ok to me. It looks like it is the top hole. Paul may have an after market mount on his frame.
Ron
1964 SS 409/340 4 spd, bought new Oct '63 from Ken Boggs Chevrolet, Geraldine, Montana

pvs409
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pvs409
10-13-18 10:18 PM - Post#2748621    

The transmission mount in my frame is for a Richmond 5 speed using the original factory mounts on the 62 frame.
57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
http://paulstensland.com

DonSSDD
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DonSSDD
10-14-18 03:22 AM - Post#2748624    

  • 64ss409 Said:
  • DonSSDD Said:
I think Nickes frame is not an x frame, judging by that tranny mount.


That mount looks ok to me. It looks like it is the top hole. Paul may have an after market mount on his frame.
Ron


It looked too long to me, probably just the camera angle?
63 Pontiac Parisienne Sport Coupe(CDN Chev mechanically (409, 4 speed),62 Bel Air SC (sold), 59 El Camino (sold), 62 Bel Air SC(sold), 63 SWC Vette (sold),
Member #2194

blkss64
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10-14-18 07:44 AM - Post#2748629    

Hi Paul,

Did you have that 5spd cross member made, make it yourself or did you buy it from someone?
pvs409
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pvs409
10-14-18 08:28 AM - Post#2748631    

It was made by a local friend who had done one for 61 Chevy Impala restoration with a Richmond 5 speed behind a small block Chevy motor, that he did for another friend that I know.

He is actually a retired body shop guy who does outstanding restoration work on classic cars at his house/acreage. He doesn't paint but he does everything else.

I asked him to make me one for my 62 SS 409 convertible. I asked him if he had a template drawing to make them a few weeks ago. The reason I asked him is the 1st one he did was already in the 61 when he did mine. He said he could not remember.

picture of the Richmond transmission & 5 speed shifter in the my 62 SS 409 attached
Paul


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57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
http://paulstensland.com

blkss64
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Posts 150
10-14-18 11:30 PM - Post#2748708    

Thank you. That is a beautiful piece. Looks like a factory made part
nicke
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nicke
10-15-18 09:02 AM - Post#2748727    

Thanks for clearing it up guys.
Yes, the pic I posted is certainly a 62 frame. Here's two other picture of it.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Gk7oBoijGP7Fuuw19
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9vSkW144tqvZPhVR9

Thanks
-Nick
My 65' Impala SS LS Swap
My Impala Videos
6.2L LS ,4L80E, 3.73 gears, disc brakes

55Brodie
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55Brodie
10-15-18 02:09 PM - Post#2748755    

Much better pics. It is an x-frame alright and as Paul stated, it took a head-on shot to the front end sometime in its life.
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