Does a 1987 monte carlo chassis match a 1985 el camino

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Seph

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Hey guys, I have a 1985 el Camino Lowrider. The chassis is twisted and need to replace it with a reinforced. I found a gentlemen selling one off of a 1987 Monte. I am aware that they are both gbody but I heard that it may not match.

Would anyone have any information on the difference or if it is a perfect match?
 

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No won't work the el camino is different
 
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pontiacgp

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The C channel is longer on the El Camino, the front and rear frame clips are the same except in the rear the body mount locations are different but that can be fixed. If your frame is in good shape you could have it straightened
 
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Seph

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The C channel is longer on the El Camino, the front and rear frame clips are the same except in the rear the body mount locations are different but that can be fixed. If your frame is in good shape you could have it straightened


Thanks. Mine is twisted. I have to take off the frame after I get it straightened to reinforce it. I figured my best way would be to buy one and reinforce it then swap it out.
 

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Thanks. Mine is twisted. I have to take off the frame after I get it straightened to reinforce it. I figured my best way would be to buy one and reinforce it then swap it out.

I don't think a frame for an El Camino would be easy to find and then if you do who knows what condition it will be in. That's why I suggested that if your frame is in good shape to have it straightened and then you can reinforce it
 
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