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Old 12-18-2011, 06:55 AM
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Sub-Frame Swap

I am thinking of purchasing a 72 Nova and was thinking of swapping out the sub-frame from my 89 Iroc-Z. However I am not sure if this will work and I have never heard of someone doing this. I am trying to find out if any one has done this before? I am thinking of doing it like this cause I am using the motor and transmission and all the fuel injection out of the Camaro. Please if anyone has info on this it will be a great help. I also have access to a 96 subframe also.
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swap pieces

Early nova's had the rear mount steering. Later GM cars have the front steering.. I don't know which one you have... On Gm cars it's easier to swap the newer pieces to the older design frame to get bigger Disc brakes, power steering and keep your original sub frame so other things like , radiator, bumpers. inner fender splash panels , etc ...still fit.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:58 AM
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i would leave it and just buy some upgraded nova susp. parts
maybe you cand sell whats left of the iroc when you are done, to pay for the parts
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The 89 Camaro was a full unibody with MacPherson strut front suspension, there is no "sub frame" that will go in there without a LOT of modification.

There are 25,158,754 different companies that you can get parts to make your 89 Camaro do just about anything you ever want. Google 89 suspension and start shopping for what you need.

Brian
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s-10 frame will fit anything...
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Thank you for all the help. I am guessing that I will just switch out what I can and then just trash the rest of the Camaro.
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Thank you for all the help. I am guessing that I will just switch out what I can and then just trash the rest of the Camaro.
You'll be able to switch out exactly NOTHING. The third gen F-body suspension is completely different.
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