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yea, general motors had different "platforms" in which they would build more than one car off of.

they called it a J-body. the platform was shared by many different badged cars. basically that is why you can find the exact same engine in a buick skyhawk as a pontiac sunbird.

they also had N-body (grand ams) and F-body (camaro/firebird)

automakers often share platforms with tons of different companies... notice how the pontiac vibe, and toyota matrix look the same??? ...same platform
 

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I think he's asking why GM picked "J", not so much what is a J-body. Could be totally random? Or maybe whoever named it during development was drinking a cup of "Juice" when someone asked what the new platform would be called? :lol:
 

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ridgerunner said:
I think he's asking why GM picked "J", not so much what is a J-body. Could be totally random? Or maybe whoever named it during development was drinking a cup of "Juice" when someone asked what the new platform would be called? :lol:
Perhaps they thought it was 'J'unk

Just kidding, don't be hatin'
 

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No it's because there's certian letters in the engineering world your not allowed to use. And J was simply the next letter allowed , Kinda like Hurricanes. Their pre named (or lettered) and once something comes along they just slap a letter to it. Outside of that there's absloutly zero signifigance to the letter used. No hidden meaning No odd symbolism just pure dumb luck of the draw.
 
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