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Old 02-08-2005, 03:45 AM
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front suspention for vette

Ok, so here's the deal! This guy i know, ---- managed to get stuck with a 1984 corvette frame and body. It has no suspension, front or rear, drive train ,or anything else that counts for that matter! I am leaning towards the pro-street style use for the thing. Any one have any idea what front suspension might be used in place of the stock vette unit. I have a narrowed 9 inch for the rear with 4 link. I am willing to cut the frame & weld something else on or what ever. Mustang 2,? s 10,? camero, ?
pinto,? mg,? cushman,?

Anyway, i am open to suggestions .

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Could make a cool gasser

One could make a cool gasser with what you have to start with..Use a tube front axle..Hope there is a title around someplace..

Miight wind up somewhat like this..

This is a pic of a 61 that I found..

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Depending on what's left, if the frame is still intact. Go with a Corvette suspension!
It works great up front, your 9" will work in back "with some modifications".

Check places like:
Corvette Junk

Just Corvettes

Art's Corvette Parts

It would help to have a 1984 Corvette Service Manual to do this. Plenty of drawings and part diagrams to go by.

See: Corvette Central
for a manual.

or:
eBay Motors

If most of the car is there, this would work great. Corvette front suspension is excellent! many hot rodders steal these to use in there older rods.

You would probably need to go with a custom dash and instrument panel, to simplify wiring and electronics. Since 84 Vettes used a digital dash display.

Good Luck!
lots of work, may, or may not be worth it. Depends on what's left to work with.

If the front frame has been cut-off, you can try anything else you find. Just graft it into place.

-Tom
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A place to start

http://www.aa1car.com/library/2004/bf10434.htm
GM MAGNASTEER
In 1996, a more sophisticated type of variable-assist power steering developed by Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems, named "Magnasteer," was introduced on: Buick Electra, Le Sabre, Park Avenue and Reatta; Cadillac Eldorado, Seville STS and DeVille Concours; Chevrolet Corvette; Oldsmobile Aurora; and Pontiac Bonneville. In 1997, Magnasteer became standard on all Cadillacs and has since been added to a wide range of other GM makes and models.

http://www.p-s-t.com/ps.html
All of these cars used the same steering system as the 68 to 82 Vette

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