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Old 09-27-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
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I posted the previous question in regards to a 3800 swap, but I was wondering, how similar are the H Body and the W body platforms from the firewall forward? Are the engine cradles and front suspensions the same? What about the rear suspensions? Just wondering what I could take out of my wrecked 96 Olds LSS to put into a W body.
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Nothing...well the Block and the Trans Internals

the Engine has different locations for the accessories, and the engine mounts. the Trans also may have a different mount depending on the year.

The Suspensions are completley different also
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That'* what I was afraid of - hard to believe that the trans won't interchange between the two platforms.

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That'* what I was afraid of - hard to believe that the trans won't interchange between the two platforms.

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Pretty sure a W-body trans will work in a H-body but not the other way around. The W-body has a structural side pan that it uses with a mount, the H-body uses the mount bosses in the front and rear of the trans.
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actually the difference is in the webbing on the back of the trans for the mount. Some of the w'* have it and some dont
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