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Old 05-10-2002, 06:43 PM
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Question GM control arm compatibility?

How compatible are GM control arms? Can you swap them accross applications? Do they come in different lengths? I know Fat Man offers short ones ($700) but I was wondering if I could score some differnt length pieces in a bone yard. I'm working on a 78 Camaro subframe and would like to narrow the track a bit.
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Is it also possible to change the only the spindles and loose an inch or two? Which spindles would work?
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You can narrow your track some with wheels that have more back spaceing. This could be costly if you are running some real high dollar wheels. However if you were to run steelies it would not be so bad. Early Wheel company has the steel wheels in most any back spacing you want. They are priced reasonable and look good with trim rings and center caps. You can also get them all chrome or painted center chrome rim. Just an idea, thats what a lot of guys have done to narrow up a couple of inches in track width.
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I know a few street stockers who used to mix control arms, spindles, springs,and other GM front end parts to get the handle on the track down, so it's been done
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I begining to like the "less is better" approach to steel wheel choices. It sort of leans more to the "you used what you could afford" approach used back in the day. My days don't go back that far, but I'm tring to build a traditional HOTROD.

Is there any dimensional and compatibility information out there for the different control arms that would fit my 78 Camaro subframe?

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go to <a href="http://www.stockcarproducts.com" target="_blank">www.stockcarproducts.com</a> and check them out. 2nd gens are used alot for stock/dirt racing and this place carries tubular control arms that are narrower than stock.

im going with a bolt in fatman or heidt's crossmember on my 54 so i can go back stock if i ever want to.
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