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    Posted: 24-November-2019 at 2:53AM
Hi Forum..qq...are the Torino frames from 1972 and 1978 the same?
As you may all know, I need a frame piece for my 1972 GTS..just where the rear lower control arm is......are these frames the same?

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(Johnny......any cutting this weekend?..I am desperate for news..)
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i had too many errands to do yesterday Confused but if the weather is good today i may attempt it? if it wasn't still a whole car it would be easy...
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ok Johnny...lemme know...Brake out the plasma cutter!Tongue

Are the 72 and 78 frames the same? I saw a 78 frame and it did not look quite like mine in the problem area around where the rear lower control arm mounts......
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not completely sure on the 77-79's??
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i'm gonna work on getting that piece out...
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got it out!!! what a painConfused  i'll email you a pic soon....
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77 CELICA CUSTOM
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75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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Johnny...friggin AMAZING help! Thanks.
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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Originally posted by Anderslober Anderslober wrote:

ok Johnny...lemme know...Brake out the plasma cutter!Tongue

Are the 72 and 78 frames the same? I saw a 78 frame and it did not look quite like mine in the problem area around where the rear lower control arm mounts......

Yes, the '72 and '78 frames are the same in the area your are rusted.  The frame basically was the same from '72 to '79.  However, in front of the front axle and behind the rear axle was altered depending on the year.
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so you could swap the front & rear bumper mount extensions (frame horns) from the 72 frame to any other same wheelbase frame and it will work. wheelbase can be adjusted by sectioning the middle, paying attention to body mount locations. do you have a line on a donor frame local?

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 Wink already on it, cut ready to send...Big smile
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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