Checker Cars made 2nd gen subframes

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  1. BonzoHansen

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  2. l16pilot

    l16pilot Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's a pretty cool story. I read a book years ago about the history of GM and it seemed GM typically stayed with in-house divisions for parts and components. And if they didn't have a division that made what they needed, they went out and bought the company that did. But that was in the early years...I guess by the mid-seventies, that had all changed.
     
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    It sounds like they were getting ready to buy their assets ..
     
  4. ol' grouch

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    Checker used a lot of GM parts too. A lot of the cabs that came through my salvage yard had Chevy 6 and V-8 engines.
     
  5. tom3

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    Always thought the Checkers looked like 55 Chevys up to the end of the cab company.
     
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    I always thought '57 Chevy's looked like '56 Plymouth's. :D
     

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