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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:25 pm 
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The Malibu has it's own frame and it's the same for Coupe and Sedan. The G-body Wagon has different rear rails and body mounts. The El Camino has a longer wheelbase. The Monte Carlo, Regal, Cutlass, Grand Prix & Grand Am have longer front frame horns because of the longer nose and are known as a "G Plus" frame. People DO put G Plus frames under Malibus. They collapse the front bumper shocks to make it work.

Tommy

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20k mile '80 Malibu, currently undergoing long term (aka no money) factory style install LS6 454, Cowl Induction, Legend LGT 700 5 speed. Full Global West suspension, 17" N90 wheels, 12" front/11" rear disc brakes, 9" 3.70 Auburn Pro posi.

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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:04 am 
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I used an 87 MC SS frame under my 80, just trimmed about 2.5" off the front horns and welded in some angle stock to mount the bumper shocks to.

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