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Re: [oletrucks] Subframe Width Problem

To: STELLMAN@noex.com, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Subframe Width Problem
From: Passnb4U@aol.com
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 14:35:16 EDT
In a message dated 4/11/00 11:03:37 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
STELLMAN@noex.com writes:

> 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 mine
>  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 and
>  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 has
>  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, Texa

  Could you run a set of front wheels with more offset?

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