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Old May 26th, 2016, 07:17 AM
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61 Olds 88 bubbletop

I have an opportunity to pick up a 61 Olds 88 bubbletop and it comes with a 4Dr Olds 98 parts car..

I know the 98 is longer then the 88 model (at least I think it is) But are there any body panels that will not swap over between the two? eg: bumpers, hood, fenders, trunk lid and quarters? (I assume the frames are different too)

Anything I should look out for with the bubbletop that would/should be a deal breaker? I appreciate any imput you guys have
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Old May 26th, 2016, 07:59 AM
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I have an opportunity to pick up a 61 Olds 88 bubbletop and it comes with a 4Dr Olds 98 parts car..

I know the 98 is longer then the 88 model (at least I think it is) But are there any body panels that will not swap over between the two? eg: bumpers, hood, fenders, trunk lid and quarters? (I assume the frames are different too)

Anything I should look out for with the bubbletop that would/should be a deal breaker? I appreciate any imput you guys have
The 98 has a longer wheelbase, so yes the frame is different. The cars are identical from the firewall forward - fenders, hood, etc are the same. There will be differences in external chrome trim and grilles. I'm not sure if the rear bumper and taillights are exactly the same or not. Doors, trunk, rear quarters are different. Dash is the same, excepting trim differences between 98 and 88.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 12:18 PM
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check floor boards for rust thru,and trunk floor.as far as i know nobody reproduces them and the 98 floors and trunk floor will be different as joe said.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 03:32 PM
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Thanks guys! Got my fingers crossed for a good bones car..
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