A pillar structure differences

Fuselage Years

  1. Walter Joy

    Walter Joy Member

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    Ever since leaving Carlisle, I have been on a constant buzz in finding a set of A-pillars for Delmae (1971 Polara 4 door sedan). Unfortunately most places I’ve contacted do not have them, however, a friend of mine Grant Hyler happens to have a few Fury parts cars that have solid A pillars and is more than happy to help cut and send my way (Mopar guys are the best).

    So here comes the topic of the post- how do the A pillars differ per body type? I remember seeing somewhere that the couples and convertibles share the same A pillars, and I know that the 4 door hard tops differ from the 4 door sedans. The one is a 73 Fury 4 door sedan that I know will work, but the other is a 72 Fury 2 door that we are questioning about (the 2 door is already gutted and he has no problem taking a blade to, but the 4 door has yet to be gutted).

    Once again, thanks for the help! 191834DF-BADF-42B5-AEAE-C534F07FC5C9.jpeg 2C088221-518D-4D73-A66A-337734B71C30.jpeg D3C1DF18-77DC-4FDF-B7FA-7CF862EA1C0E.jpeg A44BA175-E44E-4371-B0C8-D6E11BF5733E.jpeg
     
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    For the general shape of the stamping, you might consult the Chrysler parts illustration section of the parts book "exploded views". Then into the part numbers section for which body styles are the same.

    Only thing is that if there's an extra hole or bend, it can generate a different part number. When in actuality, that extra hole or contour might not make that much difference in the grand "field repair" scheme of things, but would on the assembly line where installation time is important.

    Seems like there's an older thread on typical rust areas on Fuselage cars in here, somewhere? And A-pillars were ONE area illustrated.

    When cutting/replacing, you might need to jig-up some body supports to keep things "in place" and do that with the cars on very level surfaces. If for nothing else than general principles.

    Keep us posted on your progress, please,
    CBODY67
     
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  3. Walter Joy

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    Anything is better than what I currently have. Thank you!
     
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    polarus Senior Member

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    I know the same windshield is used on a four door sedan / station wagon. A different windshield is used on two doors and hardtops. I would prefer the a pillars from the sedan, just to be safe.
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Find a windshield interchange book and there will be your definitive answer.
     
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    That’ll be the safest bet and most likely what I will do.
     
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    I’ll have to search the inter webs. Thanks!
     
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    IF you can find a Chiltoln or MOTOR Crash Manual which covers your vehicle, it'll list the windshield NAGS part number for the windshields. Which is the part number the glass shops would have used, rather than a Chrysler part numberr, to order glass back then.

    Enjoy!
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  10. bigmoparjeff

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    If you are replacing the entire A pillar, you'll need one from a sedan or wagon, '69-'73. If you are just sectioning in pieces of the area that the windshield contacts, you can probably use any of them.

    I'm working on purchasing the '72 Fury wagon that the tee fell on. It's likely that I'll part it out to fix my '72 wagon. The A pillars would work on your car. You could hold off on having your friend take apart his sedan for a little while and see what happens. I'm waiting for a reply from the seller right now.

    Jeff
     
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  11. Walter Joy

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    Let me know what happens! Send me a private message.