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Old 04-12-2009, 09:32 PM
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78 camero subframe install on 58 apache

I am getting ready to install a 78 camero suframe on my truck
does any one have info on what angle the subframe should
sit at if i place an angle guage in the crossmember, or another
part of the frame. I have already removed the cab mount brackets.

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Flat part of the X-member (underneath?) is usually dead flat front to back when in driving position.
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The best way to do this (in my opinion ) is to check how that year camaro was measured.
The place where to measure is the upper A arm bracket, out of my head it needs a 6 degree angle, with your old chassis leveled out to 0



This was the latest one i did, already four years ago.



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go to the hotrodders lounge and find "55 to 59 chevy truck owners" thread. several guys have posted there doing this same swap .good luck with your project
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