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Post by A_Tame76 on Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:54 pm

Does anyone know if the El Camino and Chevelle dual crossmember are different lengths? I thought these cars have the same frame? I have a friend of mine looking for one. He has a 76 Malibu, and picked up a 73 El Camino for cheap with the double crossmember. He is saying its too short for his car. Anyone know this to be true? In any case, If anyone has one they are not using, and want to sell it for reasonable, let me know.

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Post by JB2wheeler on Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:56 pm

The El Camino has a boxed frame for more strength and therefore mounts differantly. This makes for a shorter crossmember. JB
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Post by A_Tame76 on Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:58 pm

well thanks for the quick info! I guess the question now is, does anyone have one they are interested in selling for a malibu?
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:39 pm

A_tame i just found one tonight but i have to buy the whole god d*m car to get it,,,, but it does have some other parts i can use so weighing it out right now

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Post by A_Tame76 on Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:48 pm

I thought you already got your crossmember? Whats the car, price, and what other worthwhile parts are on it?
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:50 pm

i need the linkage for the trans ....some other odds and ends ..............nothing real big ..........in a 1973 base malibu and he wants 400 for the whole car


yes i found my crossmember just was gonna look out for some other folks here and start to stock pile

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Post by A_Tame76 on Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:53 pm

I have someone that could use one. Are you gonna get this car?
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:56 pm

i am thinking about it very hard

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Post by ' HARRY ' on Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:13 pm

I've built a few transmission crossmembers from scratch many moons ago, Limey. With a little measuring, cutting and welding...... You can fab one that gives as much...... Or more...... Room for today's large diameter dual exhaust systems than do the OEM dual exhaust crossmembers. Always an option. Wink

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Harry

P.S. >>>> If you have an original, you can use it as a pattern (for fit rather than appearance) and fab up several identical replacement crossmembers to sell and make back what you spent to fab your own. It doesn't have to be made from thick wall round tubing formed on an industrial pipe bender as some originals were. You can use any metal configuration (channel iron, square or rectangular tubing, etc.) that will fit and will be as strong or stronger than were the OEM pieces.
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:17 pm

brb with the design harry dont go away

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Post by Limey SE on Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:29 pm

Already designed from a current member here His name is COMPUCARRACING


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Post by ' HARRY ' on Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:53 pm

Sweet! That's what I'm talkin' about, Limey. Looks well designed and strong enough to pull down a barn. Its good to see that hotrodding is alive and well. Kudos to COMPUCARRACING!

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:35 am

I have one, dont know about selling it yet. shoot me a good price and I might consider it!

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:29 pm

you have a dual exhaust cross member what parts you need brother we will swap

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