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Camaro clip into '40 Plymouth?

hi guys, looking for a little advice on the '40 Plymouth Coupe I just bought. I have the original frame and I also got with it a '79 Camaro front subframe. I'd like to use the camaro clip for better build cost, suspension, steering, brakes, etc. (my wife wants to drive it too). Has anyone here ever attempted a similar project?

the plot thickens though... the engine I have is a 351W ford block, does anyone know if that will fit between the camaro rails?
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When I bought my 41 Chevy, it had a late 2nd gen sub-frame in it. It was so wide, you couldn't turn the car unless is was jacked up really high in the front. The tires would hit the fenders. I got another frame and put a MII in it. Check the hub to hub width on both front ends and you will probably find 4 - 6 inches difference.

The problem you will have with the 351 isn't the width. If you have problems, it will be with the oil pan. Blue oval guys on here can probably give you the part numbers you need for a rear sump conversion. I have a ton of clearance between the pan and crossmember on my 350 in the MII. Not sure if it would clear a front sump though.
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You could get a rear sump pan at any junkyard. I would measure the track width before I did any cutting
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I would measure the track width before I did any cutting
I have done a lot of Camaro clip's in many different car's in truck's,But I have to agree with old fords on this..
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thanks guys. I believe the Camaro track width will be slightly wider, but we are planning on widening both the front and rear fenders for the camaro clip and wider tires in the back. As long as I've done my math right I think I've figured out it will be fine. Again thanks for your insight.
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