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Old 02-10-2005, 08:57 PM
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Why is the camaro front end clip popular.I was wondering if it would work for my application i own a 48 plymouth 2 door sedan,i have welded on side engine mounts and dropped in a 305 small block, it fit but the mounts went where the steering box was. i tried fabricating a mount for rack and pinion steering but it is not sturdy at all ,it steers now cause car is not drivable,i know it can't work cause steering sytems have to be designed right?Is it all possible to use original frame the way i have it and have someone design s steering system for me. i am embarased to have ever thought that sytem would work, if it would be easier and more cost effective what clip could I use, i know if i do i would atomatically upgrade my suspension and brake system. I have tons of questions on this project, lots of work done on it- all myself so i know there are lots of things i could and have to replace CAN ANYONE HELP I COULD TAKE PICTURES

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Old 02-10-2005, 09:43 PM
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Your old MoPar front end is a very servicable unit. What kind of rack did you try to use?

I have a 48 Dodge business coupe and used a 87 Cavalier rack unit on it. Mounts easily to the frame and by modifying the steering arms just a bit, it fits and works very well. I don't have any pics but there was a similar conversion done by Rod&Custom magazine that is similar to my setup. try http://www.Rodandcustommagazine.com/...135_0501_plym/
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:10 PM
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i used a chevy rack not sure what year, but it was mounted on the firewall thats why i made a wierd mount it was hard cause the wierd angle of the mounting brackets on the rack can not be removed
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:13 PM
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Here is basically what mine looks like. This is in a mid fifties Ford but the mounting is similar. WWW.y-blocksforever.com/html/rpsteering.html
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:24 PM
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hey man thanks for the link i already know of fatman fab i plan on buying a front end shock relocation kit from them. Man, those brackets look perfect for my setup i hope i can find them on thier catalog THANKS maybe u have other useful info for mei think i just might have hope after all huh
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:34 PM
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I just made mine from steel angle scrap and some bolts.
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steering box mount...

is yours on the inside or outside of the frame? If its on the outside you can relocate the stock mount by adding a plate to the top and re-drilling and tapping the mounting holes..use a heavy metal plate or if its on the inside use the front mount motor mount and do away with your side mount. You will need to use and extra universal's if you relocate the box to the outside enough to clear the engine mount but will not need to change anything if you remove your side mount and go with the front mount. GOOD LUCK...measure twice/at least..... and cut once!!!

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