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Old 02-12-2014, 09:09 AM
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If the Camaro clip is so great, why does your friend want to get rid of his?


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`85 buick regal a arms will bolt right up, they are 2 inches shorter in length, you will have to create a new lower a-arm stabilizer mount as the location will change, you will need to change out the rod ends or use the dual size adapter sleaves.
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Exactly, there is your solution.

Yes geomotry changes a little but it's not that big of a deal in the real world.

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This is why I don't like these swaps, they are done way too often. There are disc brake conversions that would have went right on that 55 front suspension and it would give you basically what you have in one afternoon but there would be no problem with the width. 1955 Chevy Brakes | eBay I'm not posting this for you, yours is done and you will make it work but for someone in the future searching frame clipping on the forum it may save them some headache to just get the disc brake kit.

If your doing it for a disc brake conversions..Then no.. But as far as the ride goes,, You will never get the ride a Clip will give over a Reg axle..
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Kinda of an old thread... but you use "narrowed/shorter" control arms from Fatman or Heidts (may be others also) for the camaro sub.

The Nova/Camaro/Firebird/etc subframe tread width also depends on whether you are quoting a disc brake car or drum brake car.

You can also use a narrowed disc brake kit from ECI: (scroll to bottom of linked page). Using both the narrowed control arms along with the narrow disc brake kit.

ECI Disc Brake Conversion Kits - Early Chevy
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