Need Frame Rail Width

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  1. John C Walsh

    John C Walsh New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm replacing one of the rear frame rails on my 79 T/A. The old rail is cut off already, so I can't measure the width between the 2 frame rails. The body service manual says it should be 47 1/8", outside end to outside end, but that seems too wide. Would anyone be able to measure the distance between their 2 rear frame rails, end to end, and let me know what it is? I already found another error in the factory body manual, so I really want to know what someone else's dimensions are before I weld the new trunk floor in place. frame.jpg

    Thanks!
     
  2. CaliCamaro75

    CaliCamaro75 Veteran Member

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    Measurements off my '75 Camaro are 47 1/8. Bit of a challenge to get with the rear part that rolls under. But I went back as far as I could and got that # measured 2-3 times. Same results
     
  3. Dammitderek

    Dammitderek New Member

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    Where did you source the replacement rail? I'mm doing to do the same repair to my 79 Z28
     

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