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Author Topic:   81 Cutlass
Larry Seals
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted December 20, 2005 01:02 PM  
What is the difference between 1981 cutlass and 1985 Monte carlo.Are the frames the same and will 85 go on 81?

Caddo 85B
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted December 20, 2005 01:44 PM  
No difference in the frames they are the same 4 door or 2 door.

Larry Seals
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted December 20, 2005 02:32 PM  
Thanks,i had seen someone refer to them as 82 and up and 81 and down.I needed to know for sure

Koolaid
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 116
posted December 20, 2005 07:05 PM  
I think people referring them as 78~80 or 78~81 is regarding that the early ones had a few minor differences, but were overwhelmingly the same. The earlier ones had different stubs in the spindles, but they are interchangable with the correct rotor/bearings - some of the bolts were english vs. metric in the early ones - I have one car that appeared to be original with one side front suspension english and the other side metric. That's about the main difference I've seen.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5508
posted December 20, 2005 09:19 PM  
Thanks guys,its simple huh.Ask and you shall be told

Caddo 85B
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted December 21, 2005 07:06 AM  
HE is talking about putting a 85 monte body on an 81 cutlass frame they are the same.

  

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