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#957750 - 01/07/13 05:13 AM Development of the g body  
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Does anyone know of any documents of the development of the g body and the people who developed it. I was always curious if GM had any drawling of the g body. Wind tunnel testing. Assembly line photos. I just curious why I can't find any documentation of the g body. It's almost like GM threw everything away.

#957809 - 01/07/13 08:57 PM Re: Development of the g body [Re: cjsporl]  
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Someone asked this before and predictably it was a deadend.
Have you gone back to 1978 when the g-body was called the a-body?


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#957822 - 01/07/13 11:03 PM Re: Development of the g body [Re: cjsporl]  
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Yea I have looked. Do you have the post you mentioned.

If any one has a time machine i will bring back a report lol

#957879 - 01/08/13 05:05 AM Re: Development of the g body [Re: cjsporl]  
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.. Mark/MAP here may have connections back into GM that can retrieve that info... I left GM in 1969...


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#957894 - 01/08/13 07:59 AM Re: Development of the g body [Re: cjsporl]  
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i remember reading that they started the designing of the smaller cars in about 1973 or so due to the energy crisis. this was right after they had just made their midsize and fullsize cars bigger.. it was a totally new way of thinking for GM, so it took a while to get them to production.


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#957898 - 01/08/13 11:12 AM Re: Development of the g body [Re: cjsporl]  
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.. Actually, GM had small cars out in 1960 or so: Chevy Corvair and ChevyII, Buick Special, Olds F85/Cutlass/JetFire, Pontiac Tempest...

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