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08-22-2003 07:36 PM
tyson Hey gt2betubbed its a 78 monte (g body).Parts interchange from 78 -87.I was thinking about looking into oval track part stores.I heard that you can give them the measurements and they will find a good combination.I am a journeyman body man with a welding ticket and i still don't think i would try to attempt this.It's like troy said me and my family and maybe somebody elses. I looked into fatman arms and they don't make them for my car.Global west is even more money.Looked at ebay,they had everything else.NEED TO FIND MORE COMPANY NAMES.
08-22-2003 05:08 PM
troy-curt The price of a tubing bender and a good welder would buy several sets of a arms. plus a lot of experience in welding and heat treating.
You have to look at it from every angle. $800.00 is cheap compared to yours or your family's lives.

One of my 69 Camaros has Fatman a arms on it. Driving down the road I can`t tell a bit of difference.

08-22-2003 03:09 PM
malc Tyson, if you have no welding or fabrication skills forget it.
Suspension is a dangerous place to play.I just went to and their prices stack up with those mentioned before.This sport aint cheap.
08-22-2003 10:07 AM
cheap tubular a arms

Hey everyone, new guy here.....


I would respectfully disagree with troy-curt, at least from an actual cash outlay standpoint. Fabbing a set yourself can be done cheaply but you have to have access to the right tools and sources. It will still probably be $150 (US) or more for a full set of uppers and lowers.

You need to get an AFCO Racing catalog. You'll find all the stuff you need to fab them up. Stuff like ball joint inserts, etc. They've got a website of course, just google AFCO Racing. This is a great catalog for disc brake conversions as well. All kings of brackets that are very handy. Particularly for a Monte Carlo which has been raced nearly to death by the roundy rounders....

Next of course is a tubing bender, welder, etc. Your results may vary as they say :-) It will still be a lot of work because you'll need to build jigs first. So, economically speaking, it's still very expensive.

Good luck if you decide to try it and post some pictures of the whole process too...
08-22-2003 09:32 AM
gt2betubbed What year Monte is it?
08-22-2003 01:07 AM
Weimer You may want to check on eBay...alot of times there are sets listed on there for a decent price...
Also, I am not jump on your should read into someones answer TOO much. If you don't understand the response, please ask them to explain themself, don't automatically assume that they are putting you down or being negative about it.
We are all here to help/learn from each other...besides, I think 'ol Jon is ready to snap...especially about what has been going on here lately with all of the fighting/negativity.
Good luck with your search for what you want, I am with you on not wanting to pay the $800 for A-Arms.
08-21-2003 09:59 PM
tyson Hey guys easy now,i didn't think that my reply was hateful or insulting.The way that i took the original reply was that all the arms are the same price so don't bother to look.And building ones was a complete waste of time.So if that is not the way it was intended than i APOLOGIZE!!! I am quite capable of taking criticism but all i wanted was advice on quality products or good web sites on were to find these parts.Instead i feel i was mistakenly told not to bother.I realize that troy has a lot of experience and is friendly on handing in out.That said,the reply i was looking for i hoped would steer me in the right direction on some of the brand names that are available. I thought some people might have purchaced these products in the past and that they might know of a good deal.I figured that this would save me alot of leg work,time and money.I did specifically ask for company names or product names.
Sorry any hard feelings or misunderstandings.
08-21-2003 05:03 PM
Originally posted by tyson
i would appreciate only positive responses not negative ones and responses that have some related feed back. thank you.

Troy's response was a very good one. He's trying to help you, and all you're doing is putting him down. Don't ask any questions if you're not prepared for an answer you might not like.

08-20-2003 10:50 PM
Originally posted by tyson
i would appreciate only positive responses not negative ones and responses that have some related feed back. thank you.

??? What was negative about Troy's response? He didn't say "yahoo, go ahead and make your own", but that is sage advice too, especially from someone who had had a few turns around the turnip truck. IF you mean by positive that all responses must support your ideas, that can get you into a lot of tight fixes!!
08-20-2003 10:47 PM
troy-curt Tyson, you posted a question on the board, I answered it for you,
If all answers were positive there would be no reason to ask them.

100% related.

Was I supposed to say, yes you can buy them cheaper?

I have bought and installed many many set of tubular a arms,
and I`ve shopped for the best deal I could get.

Just because the answer wasn`t what you wanted to hear is no reason to be hateful and insulting. That is not helping the situation thats going on here at this forum now, with all the new members we have now we need to set a good example.

You have a nice day.

08-20-2003 09:18 PM
tyson troy,
i would appreciate only positive responses not negative ones and responses that have some related feed back. thank you.
08-20-2003 07:04 PM
troy-curt There are several co. out there that sell tubular a arms. you will find that they are all about the same price.

Oh, and it would cost a lot more to fab. your own.

08-20-2003 06:45 PM
edog1 You can build a jig and fabricate your own and save a bunch of money.
08-20-2003 03:31 PM
tubular control arms

Hi, i am doing a 12inch brake conversion on a monte.My problem is that i can't find many companys that sell the tubular control arms.The only one i can find is hotchkis and that works out to be $820 Canadain.Needless to say i am looking for a different company. ANY IDEAS. THANKS

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