Transmission cross-member

Old May 29th, 2016, 04:13 AM
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Transmission cross-member

This might be stupid question, but am i right that any A-body dual-exh. transmission crossmember bolts to 76 Cutlass too? I have duals, but somebody, somewhere didnt change the crossmember, and it looks stupid underneath the car, and when looking enough far away the car and seeing drivers side exhaust going under crossmember. Just to know can i search any year crossmember for me.

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Old June 3rd, 2016, 10:05 AM
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 10:51 AM
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Not sure if you want to cut your crossmember and weld it up. If you look at my 76 olds pictures in my profile you can see how my crossmember looks.
Not sure what years interchange but I know others here do.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 11:48 AM
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Thanks for pic. Im aware i can do it myself, but im asking this since i wouldnt want
to destroy my original crossmember, instead store it if theres another fitting crossmember which is from factory to duals.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 12:52 PM
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I believe the 73-75 Olds as well as malibu/chevelle, monte carlo crossmembers come to mind.
I hope other guys here can help out some with your?
If you go onto 73-77 olds site and do a search you may come up with something.
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I believe the 73-75 Olds as well as malibu/chevelle, monte carlo crossmembers come to mind.
I hope other guys here can help out some with your?
If you go onto 73-77 olds site and do a search you may come up with something.
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Only the 1973-74 A-body crossmembers are double hump. Starting with the 1975 model year, all came with a converter and single exhaust.
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Originally Posted by joe_padavano View Post
Only the 1973-74 A-body crossmembers are double hump. Starting with the 1975 model year, all came with a converter and single exhaust.
Joe, are you saying yes, he can use an the earlier A body cross member? They appear to be the same length at 53"-53-1/32".
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Joe, are you saying yes, he can use an the earlier A body cross member? They appear to be the same length at 53"-53-1/32".
I wasn't sure if 68-72 were the same width as those on the 73-77 cars. If they are, then absolutely. Obviously the convertible/Vista crossmembers are narrower due to the boxed frames.
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Also El Camino are too narrow due to boxed frame also.

So an Early A body cross member should work. I can't imagine it would need much modification. Or the 73-74 cross member pre catalyst era would do it.
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So an Early A body cross member should work. I can't imagine it would need much modification. Or the 73-74 cross member pre catalyst era would do it.
"Early A-body" is 64-67, and I KNOW those are narrower than the 68-72.
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Mr. Semantics wins again. You got me.
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Mr. Semantics wins again. You got me.
Simply trying to make sure the OP gets correct info. Nothing more.

If it's at all possible to misinterpret something on the web, someone will.
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Thank you very much, all of you.
Now i think i have good enough starting point to start hunting for one with that narrow list.
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Update- while ago made a lucky score for correct crossmember on Ebay when searching what was for sale for my car.

Post and taxes cost more than the crossmember itself, but its money well spend.
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