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1848 chevy fleetmaster subframe install

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hucks 48, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. hucks 48
    Joined: Aug 21, 2008
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    looking for any info for a camaro or nova subframe install,what is the best one to go with, what year nova or camaro, found a 67 camaro subframe.any good shops in st.louis area?any help would be great
     
  2. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    My pop used a 72 camaro frontend and rearend, worked pretty good.
     
  3. Dangerous Dan
    Joined: Jul 10, 2011
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    from Graham Wa.

    Don't do it unless it's a rear steer. I just cut a 73 Camaro clip out of my 48 Chevy, to wide and tires rubbed fenders on turning, core support was literally destroyed due to interference with the steering gear. It was a hash job from the get go. I built a new sub frame out of 2 by 4 3/16 tube which slides inside the stock frame after cutting it off at the firewall. Then I installed a Mustang 2 universal weld in kit and it came out great.
     
  4. hucks 48
    Joined: Aug 21, 2008
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    is a 67 camaro rear steer?
     

  5. 35mastr
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    from Norcal

    67-69 is a rear steer. But its too wide for your car. Dont use it.
     
  6. enjenjo
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    from swanton oh

    Just step up for a Mustang. It looks better, gives more room around the engine, and is much lighter.
     
  7. need louvers ?
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    Best post in long time!!! Greatest thing about a Camaro/Nova clipped pre '48 car? They are usually cheap 'cause they're not finished. Worst thing? Doing the above!
     
  8. ...don't tell me the early Camaro/Firebird/Nova & clones frontends won't work.
    I've done a bunch of em, no problems with any. I use only drum brake, rear steer subs, which are getting hard to find now.
    The front steer and disc brake subs are too wide.

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