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Author Topic:   metric impala
makaveli
Member
posted February 07, 2004 10:34 PM
can any one tell me if you can fit a metric bodied monte on that chassis.does anyone have any measurements on width of the chassis front ,mid,and rear


racer17j
Member
posted February 07, 2004 11:08 PM
you can do anything if you have a torch and a welder lol but realy they are about 3 inches wider then a monte and you would have to shorten the wheelbase 4 inches and they are alot heavier frame then a small metric it would be easier to just put nova lower a frames on your monte


racer038
Member
posted February 08, 2004 06:47 AM
Been there, doing that. Roll cages that fit the full size GM, don't work well with the monte carlo body. EXTENSIVE roll cage mods were needed, so we were forced to build a new custom cage.


Okie11m
Member
posted February 08, 2004 02:05 PM
You are better off sticking with the right frame for the body. I ran an aftermarket body on a mid 70s monte last year & this year they are not allowing it. So I had a brainstorm to put a Metric body on it. I got it done but none of it was easy.


makaveli
Member
posted February 10, 2004 08:58 PM
17j what is the weight differenceis it 100 or less


zeroracing
Member
posted February 10, 2004 09:13 PM
i'm not exactlu sure on the weight difference but 100# is a handycap in my book


racer038
Member
posted February 12, 2004 06:32 AM
This is my experience so far comparing fullsize '77-'85 GM frames to mid size G frames: The static front end weight will be around 150 lbs higher using the B frame and components. Frame, A arms, and steering components are all heavier. That front clip is a tank! Our frame came off a '77. Later models may be lighter.

We are going under the assumption that the excellent geometry found in the stock full size suspension, will help negate some of the weight issues. Only time will tell.



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