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    55 convert chassis - original

    For sale

    Original 1955 Chevrolet convertible chassis w/running gear

    Location: Western Canada

    http://www.dieverts.com/carframe.htm

    contact info on webpage....

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    Took a few years, but finally sold...went for $1000.00 cdn

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    you're saying that you had a '55 convertible frame with engine/trans/rear etc for sale for several years and finally sold it for $1000Canadian?? Was it rusted, damaged, etc? Sounds WAY too cheap for a convertible frame....???

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    Seems like a lot of guys with convertibles are upgrading to aftermarket frames and those who don't already have good frames. The market for stock frames is pretty weak.
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    I have a little trouble believing that there is no--or very little demand for convertible frames.

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    I agree Lee... but maybe we are living in the past? I'd think a convertible frame, with it's HUGE strong X member would be a decent upgrade for any TriFive car, and there seem to be many who are needing better frames. Of course the additional weight of a convertible frame would be a detriment to such a swap..

    OR is there some reason a convertible frame wouldn't work with a Hardtop or Nomad etc??

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    Are you going to drive to or pay the freight from Canada on a chassis? I think that's the problem, he wasn't where the buyers were.

    As said, stock frames and powertrains are still cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNomad View Post
    OR is there some reason a convertible frame wouldn't work with a Hardtop or Nomad etc??
    I know of no reason a convertible frame wouldn't work for any other model as long as the body mount differences are addressed. But IMO there are better solutions for stiffening up a frame than using one from a convertible.
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