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Old 03-24-2007, 05:50 PM
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Camaro clip install

Hey all '', Just wondering if theres anywhere on this site that shows how to install a camaro front clip in a 57 chevy truck. The only one i seen was a volare install. Also which one is better for steering hookup ,front or rear steer and what would be the best year of clip to get from wrecker. I have 2 trucks to do. Thanks in advance.

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Hi Chris
If you do a search in this thread in the hotrodders lounge you can find info on the camaro clip. One of the posters has one in his truck. I forgot which one though. Good luck with the trucks.
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Hi Chris I have a late model caramo clip in my 57 truck,the front steer clips will give you more header clearance.A comany called No Limit sells a video have how to install the clip.hope this helps you some. Willy
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A member is installing a Nova or Camaro front clip on his PU in the project journals. Sorry, but I can't remember who it is though. If I do I will post a link here later. You could go through all the journals and find it if you want to spend the time.
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Rodder41, Check it out at http://www.meyerbrosrods.com\photos/...k/default.aspx. We used the No Limit Engineering tape as a guide. Their site is at http://www.nolimit.net/. We did not narrow the camaro subframe to match up with the truck frame a the graph point as they do in this tape. We tappered the camaro sub into the Truck frame with boxing plates.

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Re: clip

Sounds like the Monte clip would be a better fit than the camaro. Just might be harder to find reference points to measure from. Willys 36 seems to think that the monte is a better fit. Ahhh decisions decisions lol. Thanks for all your replys guys.
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I can tell you from experience that the Gen 2 Camaro clip is a perfect fit for the 55-59 chevy trucks. The clip slides right into the truck frame. This front end wil allow at least 235 40 series tires up front. The shock tower holes provide a reference point. I can't speak to the Monte. It more narrow. I have had bad luck with a G-body graph since there is not a good reference point. The Monte may have this same problem. Plus, the tape I mentioned is a great source of information with step-by-step instructions.
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According to Willys you have to bend either the truck frame or the clip one or the other . That seems to me that it wouldnt slide right in like you say. I,m not sure which way to go lol.
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I did A Lot Of Research Before Picking A Camaro Clip

Rodder41, I did alot of rearch and decided on the Camaro Clip. I would highly recommend this setup for you as well. If you check around, you will find that the a Camaro clip is the most popular IFS choice for our trucks.

I like the Gen II since you don't have header clearance issues that you have with rear stear and the better front end geometry made to the second gen Camaro.
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Camaro clip for 1955-59 series, G-boby clip for AD trucks. The G-body subs are 3" narrower than the f-body subs. On the Camaro the front of the shock hole is the axle centerline, thus you have a good reference point. The G body holes are 1/2" off from side to side , which makes it harder to install. There is no symetry between sides.

The Must II is easier to install, but then you have to deal with the twitchy steering if you use power. Manual steering is not pleasent on these trks.
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i just finished a 56 big window. i have done probly 30 of these over the years. i do not cut up the clip. it set directly under the frame and ensures correct alignment. the end pieces that bolt to the camaro are the only place it is level and the same from side to side. there is a complete build of this truck under "cannons 56" in the builders corner on streetrodding.com. showing everything from tear down to complete. good luck.
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Thanks for the info shine, but wouldnt putting the clip under the truck frame actually lift it higher in front? I want a little rake in the front.
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works every time for me. i've done several redo's because of it being cut off and shoved into the clip. i'd upload a pic but dont have time to resize them. you can look at the finished truck and see how it sets and also see how it was done.
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Thanks Shine , youve been big help. Good piks and info on Cannons journal. Sorry a little slow this a.m. as it was Bday yesterday lol.
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