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Old 03-27-2007, 07:55 PM
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How to align camaro sub frame?

When I did my frame off deal on my 67 camaro I used the info in my HPbook to align my sub frame. It said to simply use some large bolts and put them threw some special holes and that would get the frame aligned..... I don't remember the details but I know their must be a better way to make sure it is right where it should be. I would like to know how to check alignment. Where to measure and anything Else that might be useful. I want to make sure the frame is where it should be before I try and align the sheet metal.
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Note sure on the 1st gens, but here is how it goes on the 2nd gens (perhaps it is the same?):

You have 6 body mounts:
2 by the radiator
2 by the toe boards
2 by the front seats

The 2 toe-boards mounts have an extra hole in the body mount bracket. That hole corresponds to a hole in the body. You slide a body mount bolt in those two hole on both sides of the car. This should get your subframe in alignment. Once bushings are tightened, pull out the bolt... Don't slide the bolt in too far or you'll have a hard time getting it out with the bushings installed...

I found that the body mount bolts was a perfect fit for the alignment holes.

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Old 03-28-2007, 09:38 AM
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This should help.
http://home.sport.rr.com/cdjrracing/f-bodyframe.htm
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Yes Big Mouse I guess they are about the same. Thats what I did with the bolts to get the frame in the ball park. I just want to check to make sure it is right on.
CDjr That is exactly what I was looking for! Now I know how to measure it.
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make sure you measure diagonally between the 2 sides of the frame.
they should be the same
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