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...
'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.
'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.
'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]