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Old 09-18-2005, 06:12 PM
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chevelle or not?

Why Don't They Consider A G-body Malibu A Chevelle? It Is The Same Frame As A Chevelle With Using Metric Measurements!!

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Ahhhh, A 78-88 is in fact a G-body while anything earlier would be an A-body. The two frames are not the same. Though they may be close the G-body is a stiffer frame than the A-body. The front suspension parts are not interchangeable and the rear ends are not without cutting and welding, otherwise it would be easier to put a 12-bolt in a G-body. I also think you will find a slight difference in width and length between the two.
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The two frames are not the same. Though they may be close the G-body is a stiffer frame than the A-body. .
I beg to differ...........maybe, the front is better, but......the rear of the G-bodys are garbage. The rear bumper is the crossmember, and they are prone to rusting.....badly.
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It was all just marketing geniuses at work. The original A-bodies in '64 were called Chevelles, and the fancy ones were Chevelle Malibus. Same thing with the Nova and Chevy II names. The Nova was the high-end Chevy II. In '69, the Chevy II name was dropped, and the Nova name was used, even on the el-cheapo models. Probably fooled a couple of dozen people with that one. I don't know if it was the same year, but they dropped the Chevelle name and called them all Malibus, again fooling the masses. Same thing with Bel Air, started fancy, ended cheap.
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It was all just marketing geniuses at work. The original A-bodies in '64 were called Chevelles, and the fancy ones were Chevelle Malibus. Same thing with the Nova and Chevy II names. The Nova was the high-end Chevy II. In '69, the Chevy II name was dropped, and the Nova name was used, even on the el-cheapo models. Probably fooled a couple of dozen people with that one. I don't know if it was the same year, but they dropped the Chevelle name and called them all Malibus, again fooling the masses. Same thing with Bel Air, started fancy, ended cheap.
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