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Old 11-29-2003, 12:14 AM
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Any real advatage to tubbing my camero with coil overs?

I've been debating tubbing my 80' camaro for a couple of months but I've heard It's more of a pain than it's worth.
you guys know?

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It's a lot of work... Can you do all of it yourself or will you be farming it out? Complete rear subframe, new sheet metal, new interior, new brakes, new tires and wheels, shocks, etc., etc. Not to mention all of the cleaning, de-rusting and painting that will need to be done...
Coil overs and a 4 link will work but you can do it easier and cheaper by using the stock leaf springs and moving them inboard with the frame rails. Will you be running a narrowed housing? A nine inch is the cheaper alternative with big drum brakes off a Lincoln or Van.
Go here and check out some of the work that needs to be done...
http://www.cachassisworks.com/How%20To/htss1.htm
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Old 12-01-2003, 02:50 AM
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i'll be doing it myself

I've been building engines for years but never done any chassy work
it will be narrowed and i am switching to a ford 9" gears are cheaper for the ford too
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