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u guys are great thanks. hey, what is meant by F-Body? and whats the difference from a TBI & TPI? are the both in camaros? what years?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old May 17th, 04, 04:43 AM
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F-Body = Fisher Body

TBI = Throtle Body Injection ( I think??)

TPI = Tuned Port Injection

I'm not really sure when they started using the different set ups, but if I were going to guess I would say 81'- 82' on the TBI and 1985 on the TPI.

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Does F-body stand for Fisher body? I just thought it was the (almost) random designation GM gave to the body styles...A body, G, X, J, etc. Aren't the A bodies made by Fisher too?

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"F=Fisher" - that's cute, I'll have to remember that...

The 'Body Letter Type' is a Basic Body Classification for GM body 'groups'.
Chevrolet's 12000 series Camaro's and Pontiacs 22000 series Firebirds were in the "F" Body Group.

Body Name Type was used to identify the style of body.
Camaro's (& 'birds) are "Hard Top" Style Code 37 or Convertible Style Code 67.

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I don't think it stands for Fisher body. Like silver69 said they made more than Camaros at Fisher body. I don't think that it "stands" for anything really, it's just the GM designation for the chassis type used for Camaros, Novas, Ventura, Opollo, etc. They are all unibody cars with front and rear subframes.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Vintage 68:
[QB] "F=Fisher" - that's cute, I'll have to remember that...


Havn't any of you ever looked at your door sill plates? You know the peice the holds down the carpet in the door opening. The emblem right in the center of it says "FISHER BODY".

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Originally posted by Eric68:
'I don't think that it "stands" for anything really, it's just the GM designation for the chassis type used for Camaros, Novas, Ventura, Opollo, etc.
They are all unibody cars with front and rear subframes.'
Uhmmmmm - close...

(eric68)
'I don't think that it "stands" for anything really,'...
Zackly - it "stands" for a GM/Fisher Body 'Group' (not 'platform' - Chrysler gave us that later) that a given car series is developed under.

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'it's just the GM designation for the chassis type used for Camaros, Novas, Ventura, Opollo, etc.'...
Camaros - are "F" Bodies - (Firebirds also)
'Novas, Ventura, Opollo, etc.' are "X" Bodies - a totally different series of bodies that did share some components and parts with their "Cousins" the Camaro and Firebird.
You should also throw the Omega and Seville into this 'group' of "X"'s - yep, those paragones of class and style the (late 70's/early 80's) Cadillac Seville was built on a Fisher "X" Series Body.

(eric68)
'They are all "unibody" cars with front and rear subframes.'
They are all 'Semi-Unibody' - the SAE term used to discribe a car with a removable front Sub-Frame and Rear-Unibody structure.

Just wanted to clear a little of this up.

ps: (DY69) "The emblem right in the center of it says "FISHER BODY"." - Hummm, 50+ years of steppin' in-an-out of these things and I never noticed that...
Quess my 59,61,62,65,67 & 68 Impalas were "F" Bodies too...
Wait - I think my dad still has a Oldsmobile "F" Body - gotta go now and tell him the good news... [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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Vintage,
Well dont I fell stupid now. Thank you for correcting me in such a non sarcastic mannor. Next time I will make darn sure I am correct before I try to answer any more questions.
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DY69;

My intent was never to make anyone feel "Stupid" - that's not what I think we are all here for.
My intent was to give him a correct answer - that is why I believe we are all here.
I have missed the mark on more than my fair-share of answers on here because I didn't know or research an answer well enough - I have taken the information offered and learned more from it.

"Havn't any of you ever looked at your door sill plates?..." I quess I shouldn't have read that as "sarcastic", but I didn't see a "smiley" other than mine in there.
( BTW - it 'says' "Body by Fisher"... )
Again - sorry to have offended you with my reply;
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Ditto, "Body by Fisher" on the door sill plates...

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Vintage,
No Problem. I guess I just missunderstood your replys.(not enough caffeen to think strait ) I apologize for snapping at you. And yes, the reason I come to this site is to learn about the cars we all love so much.
Again, I appologize for my post. [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

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"Air-Hug"

This "finger communications" thingy can be a real bi-atch sometimes as we can't hear or see each other.
I've never tried to slam or flame anyone on here (or anywhere for that matter) but replies have been taken wrong before.
Believe me - I am Sooooooo carefull about typing stuff sometimes - but, I have found those times have presented a great opportunity to push the keyboard away and go get a refreshment ( [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img] ) also...

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