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Old 09-05-2007, 05:27 AM
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1954 Chevy Pickup and a 2002 Camaro Subframe install??

We are in the middle of restoring a 1954 5 window and just picked up some parts from a donor 2002 Camaro (subframe and suspension, LS1 powertrain, interior, etc.). I am looking to see if anyone has done a similar front end swap. We are trying to get all the CAD models from the Camaro here at work to figure out how to graph the two frames together, but if anyone has done this before, any information would be appreciated.

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Check the track (or drum to drum) measurement of the Camaro clip and compare it to the stock truck. Most often Camaro clips are too wide for these trucks (Nova's are better) and the tires wind up rubbing on the outside lip of the fenders unless rims with custom backspacing are used. Just a heads up.... your results may vary.
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I think the Camaro has struts, so you need to fab upper mounts and such, and hope it hides well under the fenders, might have to do some mods to the inner fenderwells too.
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