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Old 09-29-2002, 01:23 AM   #1
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whats an h-body?
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Buick LeSabre, Buick Park Avenue, Olds Delta 88 Royale, and Olds 98 Regency.

All these cars share the same chassis with the Bonneville. In most cases, they share the same basic drivetrain as well. For the most part, the rear doors, rear window, trunk lid, and front end are different.....and in our case, a few lower body panels are added.
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thanx but i thoght the PA and the 98 was longer
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Nope. Buick just designed the fenders and back end to look that way. My Mom has a 94 LeSabre, and I can tell you, if anything, it'* slightly shorter. Her trunk has less room in it than mine. From underneath, you can't tell they're different cars. Pretty eerie. The dead giveaway is that all these cars have the funny little side windows behind the A-pillar that don't open.

Now you'll start seeing them EVERYWHERE.......even while you're asleep
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but the only difference is..the boneville is way tighter than any of the other cars named. Bonneville looks 10x better in appearance.
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Good morning all My neighbor across the street has a '92 98 and we both matched our cars up side x side and his car is like as long as the cadillac contours 203 in length. So I guess its all in the type of seats u have insidealso. His seats are thin but comfortable and has hell of leg room in it my car? **** even with the front seat all the way up I cant match hit space in the back. But the outside I guess thats just all fiberglass stretched out huh?
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The "H" body is a CHASSIS designation style!
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The PA and 98 are NOT H-Bodies. They are C-Bodies. Very similiar platform, but longer.

In total there are four C-Body cars: Oldsmobile 98, Buick Park Avenue, Cadillac DeVille & Fleetwood.

There are three H-Body cars: Oldsmobile 88, Buick LeSabre, Pontiac Bonneville.

As of the 2000 model year the H-body platform is no more, GM changed the Bonneville and LeSabre over to the new G-Body platform.
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Originally Posted by csprague
The PA and 98 are NOT H-Bodies. They are C-Bodies. Very similiar platform, but longer.

In total there are four C-Body cars: Oldsmobile 98, Buick Park Avenue, Cadillac DeVille & Fleetwood.

There are three H-Body cars: Oldsmobile 88, Buick LeSabre, Pontiac Bonneville.

As of the 2000 model year the H-body platform is no more, GM changed the Bonneville and LeSabre over to the new G-Body platform.
I beg to differ here! The old RWD Bonnevilles were "G" bodies! The Newest style of Bonnevilles are still "H" Bodies (look at the VIN!) Olds 98 (Regency), 88 (Royale), LeSabre Are "H" bodies TOO! LOOK at the VIN'*! You're right about the Park Ave'* though! The Cadilac Deville is a "K" Body though as is the STS! The 1996 98 was a "C" body yes, BUT the 1997 was a "H" Body!
Straight from GM:
*VIN DIGITS 4/5 (From LH Side) = CARLINE/SERIES*
PONTIAC 2003 MODELS:
H/X BONNEVILLE SE
H/Y BONNEVILLE SLE
H/Z BONNEVILLE SSEi

BUICK 2003 MODELS:

C/U PARK AVENUE - ULTRA
C/W PARK AVENUE
H/P LESABRE CUSTOM
H/R LESABRE LIMITED

CADILAC 2003 MODELS:
K/D DEVILLE
K/E DEVILLE LUXURY
K/F DEVILLE TOURING
K/* SLS
K/Y STS

OLDSMOBILE 1999 MODELS:
H/C EIGHTY EIGHT 50TH ANNV EDITION
H/N EIGHTY EIGHT
H/Y LSS

OLDSMOBILE 1997 MODELS:
H/C REGENCY
H/N EIGHTY EIGHT
H/Y LSS

OLDSMOBILE 1996 MODELS:
C/X NINETY EIGHT REGENCY ELITE
H/N EIGHTY EIGHT & LS
H/Y LSS

PONTIAC 1986 MODELS:
G/R BONNEVILLE BROUGHAM
G/* BONNEVILLE LE
G/J GRAND PRIX
G/K GRAND PRIX LE

JUST THOUGHT i WOULD INFORM ALL OF YOU ON THIS AGAIN!
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BTW: the new RWD Bonnevilles (when they come out) will probally be "G" Bodies again!
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