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Old 10-12-2005, 08:50 AM
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'72 Frame Stiffeners

I bought a lot of parts for my '72 El Camino that included two OEM "frame stiffener" brackets for the rear end.

I haven't got a clue about where they bolt on.

Anyone?

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Old 10-13-2005, 10:39 PM
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Here is a pic of one of the two pieces I'm asking about:
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Old 10-14-2005, 10:22 PM
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There must be some Chevelle guys out there!
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Well I am here, but I don't have a clue..
How long is that? about a foot?

Oh that is you on El Camino Central...... lol......

looks like you have been several places. huh?

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Old 10-15-2005, 07:38 AM
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They're about 14-15" long. None of the manuals show them. I got them with the four rear control arms.

Yes, that's me on EC Central. That board has a really screwy way to post pics, so I gave up.
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Old 10-15-2005, 09:14 PM
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Logic says that they have to be for triangulating the crossmember with the side rails maybe where the lower control arms attach.
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Old 10-15-2005, 09:56 PM
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Anything's possible. It's funny that they weren't shown in any of the GM manuals. Even the F41 assembly didn't show them.

Hopefully somebody's got an idea.

If nothing else, I suppose I could duct tape them to the frame somewhere!
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