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Re: [oletrucks] Subframe Width Problem

To: "Terry Stellman" <STELLMAN@noex.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Subframe Width Problem
From: "joe" <chevy1@jps.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 12:46:53 -0700
Hi Terry,

I have a info WebPages http://50chevy.freeservers.com/ that documents
suspension upgrades i.e. mustang II, Sub Frames, and Bolt on Independent.

    I've done the camaro clip on the AD's and I usually take a slice out of
the main Crossmember and then narrow the centerlink accordingly to reduce
the track width.

P.S.  Your second choice of a donor clip is correct because it's about 2
1/2" narrower than the camaro and has better performance components.

----- Original Message -----
From: Terry Stellman <STELLMAN@noex.com>
To: Truck List (E-mail) <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 10:59 AM
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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