Anyone have a frame for a 70 Electra?

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by JayZee88, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. JayZee88

    JayZee88 Well-Known Member

    I am having a hard time finding a frame for my 70 Electra. Mine is rusted out to much to repair. By my understanding only a 70 Electra will work.
  2. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    i would bet that desert valley auto parts in phoenix has one, may be pricey
  3. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    A convertible frame is usually different, too. Would think that '69 and '70 convertible frames should be identical though.

    There is a '69 coupe still in the West El Paso U Pull it, but car was hit very hard in LR and frame is obviously bent. DVAP (desert valley auto parts) DID have a lot of large Buicks from the sixties when I walked their yard in June '17. You might try Hidden Valley, also, they are out of the city west of Maricopa, AZ.

    Hollander (40th Ed. Vol II - Body) lists under Frame, Page 195 - Buick '69 - 70 Conv #1760 - Electra Conv. (Wildcat Conv lists as #1758 - '69 - 70 ) Why Electra and Wildcat are different I don't know am guessing the Electra is physically larger, meaning a longer and perhaps wider frame.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2018
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

  5. JayZee88

    JayZee88 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the help guys! I thought 69 and 70 frames were different. It's good news if a 69 Electra conv frame will work. Finding a cheap parts car with a decent frame isn't easy I'm finding out lol
  6. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    The one in california was gone?
  7. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

  8. JayZee88

    JayZee88 Well-Known Member

    the guy was supposed to send me pics of it but I haven't gotten any yet

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