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Old 01-03-2012, 03:49 PM
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'84-'96 Corvette IFS control arms dimensions

I was looking at the Progressive Sweet Ryde ifs that uses '88-'89 Corvette control arms. These control arms look similar to my '37 Buick Roadmaster control arms and may work in a suspension upgrade (like the wiki '37 BOP upgrade).
1) Does anyone happen to have a set of '84-'96 Corvette front control arms that they could measure for the applicable dimensions on the attached sketch?
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You didn't spec upper or lower, the drawing appears to be upper. From my front clip, your dim's are as follows:

Upper ----------- A ----------- B ----------- C ----------- D
-----------------9 1/2" ------- 4" ---------- 9" --------- 6 3/8"


Lower ----------- A ----------- B ----------- C ----------- D
----------------10 3/4" ----- 8 3/4" ---- 13 1/4" ------ n/a

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Thanks very much for the measurements.
I was actually looking for dims on upper and lower arms.
What year Corvette are your control arms from?
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Thanks very much for the measurements.
I was actually looking for dims on upper and lower arms.
What year Corvette are your control arms from?
Mutt
IIRC, they're from an '86...

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Swapping spindles for rear tie rod attach

I've been looking for modern suspension components that will work on my '37 Buick Roadmaster to upgrade similar to the Wiki '37 BOP upgrade.
http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...ension_upgrade.
The '84-'96 Corvette dimensions are pretty close with the exception of the 13.25" lower control arm length.
My Buick has an C dimension of 20 inches and the closest part I have found to date is a '95 or earlier Chevy van with C dim of 18".
Maybe the Vett components would work with a relocated mount bracket.
The other problem is that Buick has the steering box mounted to the rear of the cross member. One way around of this is cutting a clearance path in front of the cross member like the Progressive Automotive kits specify.
1) Alternatively, would swapping the left and right spindle parts work? This would put the tie rod connect on the back of the setup and the disc brake caliper on the front of the setup.
2) Has anyone out there ever successfully done a similar swap?
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