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RoccoG

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You should also post this in the "Buick Club" part of this forum. There is a lot of knowlege there on these cars. Also, join the BCA (Buick Club of America) and get the Buick Bugle.

57 Buicks are Cool. cool.gifgrin.gif Dandy Dave!

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Welcome to the forum. 57's are nice cars, totally unappreciated in their day but highly desired today.

I don't know about those Chevy floor pans. What model Buick is this? A Special or Century then the Chevy panels may be made to fit. A Super or Roadmaster then they'd probably be too small.

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'57 Chevy floor pans in a '57 Buick...perish the thought! The '57 Buick was all-new that year from top to bottom, stem to stern. Olds 88 & 98's share the Special & Century's "B-Body," and Cadillac shared the Super & Roadmaster's "C-Body."

Try ebay for floor pans, depending on what model you have, and if no luck there, get some good dry pans from one of the huge Arizona junkyards.

You'll enjoy the '57 once she's up and running, but prepare to spend lotsa $$$ on chrome and trim bits...below is my beloved "Roadmistress," a Model 73 Riviera Sedan.

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TG

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RoccoG, TG57Roadmaster is correct, Chevy floors ARE NOT the same, repeat, NOT the same. They may or may not be similar looking, but they are not interchangeable.

When it comes to 1950s GM cars everyone wants to use as much Chevy interchange as possible because those parts are available, but floors are widely misunderstood. GM cars shared body shells, but the floors were usually unique to each division as each used their own frame. They are often a similar size and appearance but still different enough that they do not directly interchange. TG57Roadmaster is correct in his comments on body usage.

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