We all know that alot of Corvettes have mild to severe rust problems. This is one of the most difficult problems to fix. One solution is to repair your original frame but many times it's best to just swap the old one out and put a new one in. But what years will fit? Exactly what are the changes. The following will detail known frame differences. Please email any info you may have that will help make this page correct. Also, I found these pics wherever I could. If a pic is yours and you want it removed or want credit for it please email.
All 1963 to 1982 frame are of the same basic design. However, changes did occur some easy to change and others not so easy.
1968 - 1979 frames with automatic transmissions had removeable crossmembers. 1968 - 1979 frames with manual transmissions had a welded in crossmember. 1980 and 1981 frames all had the removeable crossmember regardless of the transmission.