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Old 03-07-2007, 11:09 AM
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picking up a camaro front clip for 450 tomarrow. i can get more if people are interested.
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:13 PM
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450 seems a little high. you should be able to find em cheeper then that. i hear of people picking them up for around 200 and i kno where one is right now for 100. i think i might pick that one up and sell it at a swap meet.

More work on the truck today! one frame rail was bent in just a little bit. i got pictures but no time to post today. the leaf spring shackles are off and so is the shock mount. i pulled all the wires though the cab and cleaned the firewall off.

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Old 03-07-2007, 03:02 PM
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really you think that is to much?
it comes with brakes steering and sway bar. I thought it wasn't bad esspecially compared to a new m2 or something of the likes.. I think I will get it anyways. They cut it out and load it up for me.
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Redfox, Iv'e never priced a Camaro clip before but what rear Camaro is it from , is the steering box power is it in front or behind the A frame , are the brake rotors smooth or all trashed with grooves from worn out brake pads does it have 11 inch rotors and good calipers, hows the bushings look ?
If all this is good then 450 is a fair price I guess. If its all trashed your going to have to rebuild all of it before you can use it then 450 ain't so good.
You may want to rebuild it all anyway, bushings , ball joints , tie rod ends.
Take a good look at it .
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What size brakes did you order ? When I put my front end together it had what was called the big brake kit which turned out still wasn't big enough.
You need nothing smaller than 11 inch rotors and big GM calipers like what came on a 69/72 Chevelle. My first " Big Brake Kit" was what is called metric brakes from a third generation Camaro , 10 1/2 inch rotors with a little smaller caliper. There is a BIG difference between the two.
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:43 PM
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I got the 11" big brake kit. i would have liked to go with the willwood 12.19's but i dont have $1000 to spend on the brakes. when i upgrade the brakes i will most likly go with some 2 piston calipers and drilled and slotted rotors. Plus i am going with a hydrolic assisted master cylinder so what should help out a little bit.

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Old 03-07-2007, 09:51 PM
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Its a yard in san jose that parts them out so I am not sure of the condition until i drive down there (2 hours)

I was originally going to get a 70-73 but then i talked to the guru (hundreds of swaps under his name) and he said I want a 74-80 with front steer.

I am going to get it installed so I can then send it over to media blasting, from that point I will worry about the small stuff.

But you have a point if its chewed up I will talk him down on the price or have him provide a better clip


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Redfox, Iv'e never priced a Camaro clip before but what rear Camaro is it from , is the steering box power is it in front or behind the A frame , are the brake rotors smooth or all trashed with grooves from worn out brake pads does it have 11 inch rotors and good calipers, hows the bushings look ?
If all this is good then 450 is a fair price I guess. If its all trashed your going to have to rebuild all of it before you can use it then 450 ain't so good.
You may want to rebuild it all anyway, bushings , ball joints , tie rod ends.
Take a good look at it .
Gene
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Junk yards love cash.... i would flash 250 in their face and see if they jump on it. my dad bought a car out of a junk yard, they wanted 1300 for it. he flashed 900 cash and they took it without batting an eye. start low!!!! you can always offer more.


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Post #481 with interior and bed!



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Hey Guys
I think my cab has been hit in the drivers side at one time. If one of you could get a measurement for me I would really appreciate it. I need to know how far apart the mounting holes for the lower front fenders are. Mine seem to be to narrow and when I start to put it back together I want to try and fix it. Thanks for any help.
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Picture from yester day and today. My controle arms, brakes, and spindles came in today well here they are
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Hey Kim
I got a 69 11/16 between the lower fender bolt holes on a bare cab I have.
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:12 PM
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Hey Guys
I think my cab has been hit in the drivers side at one time. If one of you could get a measurement for me I would really appreciate it. I need to know how far apart the mounting holes for the lower front fenders are. Mine seem to be to narrow and when I start to put it back together I want to try and fix it. Thanks for any help.
Kim
Can you be more specific about where you need the measurement?
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:31 PM
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Kim..... not sure what you need measured.

John.... that's a dream truck... maybe someday.

Streamline.... aint nothin better than gettin new parts in the mail to put on.

I got my primer coat on the dash today. Spent the morning changing my air lines in the shop from the PVC to the black iron. Started reading about how dangerous the PVC is when it does fail that I decided to spend the time on iron pipe. Here are the pics of the dash. Now a good sanding and should be ready for the paint. I love the tinted primer. Really makes a difference when you go to paint your color coat. No more cover plate and no more ash tray. Sweeeet!
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Can you be more specific about where you need the measurement?
Hope this helps. Its the two points in the red circles.
Dave your truck dash looks great.
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