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Re: [oletrucks] Subframe Width Problem

To: "Terry Stellman" <STELLMAN@noex.com>,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Subframe Width Problem
From: "Robert Welch" <rwelch@ionet.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 13:05:37 -0500
What is the width and back spacing of you rims?  These are probably the
easiest changes that can be made but may not be the least expensive.

Bob Welch
56 Cameo
55 Belair

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Stellman" <STELLMAN@noex.com>
To: "Truck List (E-mail)" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 12:59 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Subframe Width Problem

> Has anybody installed a 75-79 Nova or 73-81 Camaro subframe in a 47-55 1st
> series truck?  If so,  how did you handle the track width of the front
> as far as keeping them from rubbing the lip of the fenders when you make
> sharp turns?  I can't ( or don't really want to) do anything more with
> as far as wheels and tires and I presently have about 62" from center to
> center on the tires.  I see that I only have three options to reduce it
> they are as follows: 1) raise the front end with special high lift coil
> springs, 2) buy some new 2" narrower control arms from Fatman's for
> .......HOLD ON............... .......SWALLOW HARD......$700, or 3) cut the
> subframe off and replace it with one from a Monte Carlo.  Hopefully one of
> you guys have a better suggestion but my advice to anyone out there who
> read any of the propaganda about using Nova or Camaro subframes is don't
> believe it because they are too wide.
> By the way mine is from a 79 Nova.
> Terry Stellman
> 1949 3600
> Missouri City, Texas
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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