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suspension id help needed!!!

hi i`m new here

i`m building a 53 chevy truck

i want to upgrade the suspension however some one has welded a font clip from another car on to it but i dont know witch make ore model

it could be a pontiac because the steringcollum came out of one

looks quite similar to the second gen camaro but the dimensions of the mountingbolts don`t match

they are 6.5" and the second gen camaro is 7.5

tryed to upload pictures but failed

PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Old 01-16-2011, 09:56 AM
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hi i`m new here

i`m building a 53 chevy truck

tryed to upload pictures but failed

PLEASE HELP!!!!
i would work out the pic thing, then maybe some one can help

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photos of the front clip

youre right hope these help

here som pics of the front clip
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That's a GM clip of some kind for sure. If the dimensions aren't correct for a Camaro, it could be a Nova.
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that was what i was thinking however its not a 1 gen camaro because of the front steer and not a second gen because the upper mounting bolts are 6.5" and a second gen is 7.5"

hey your probably gonna love the engine thats going in
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Looks like '64-72 Chevelle/Lemans to me...front steer but the earlier narrow bolt pattern to the A-arm. Measuring the spring OD will help, '64-72 Chevelle/Lemans is 5" OD spring, '73-77 Chevelle is 5.5" OD

You're right, it isn't second gen Camaro(or first gen either).
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Looks like '64-72 Chevelle/Lemans to me...front steer but the earlier narrow bolt pattern to the A-arm. Measuring the spring OD will help, '64-72 Chevelle/Lemans is 5" OD spring, '73-77 Chevelle is 5.5" OD

You're right, it isn't second gen Camaro(or first gen either).
wel i`ve measured the spring and its 12.5 cm witch is about 4.92 inch
but not really sure if that was wat yo ment with OD
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Are the steering arms and caliper brackets integral to the spindles or do they bolt on? You may have to scrape the crust away to tell for sure. The 64-72 A-body spindles have bolt-ons, the later cars have integral.
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Are the steering arms and caliper brackets integral to the spindles or do they bolt on? You may have to scrape the crust away to tell for sure. The 64-72 A-body spindles have bolt-ons, the later cars have integral.
they are bolted on i know because i`m starting to disasemble the suspension so i can make some acured measurements of the lower control arm for the guy at ridetechs
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they are bolted on i know because i`m starting to disasemble the suspension so i can make some acured measurements of the lower control arm for the guy at ridetechs
OK, you have a 64-72 GM A-body front suspension (Chevelle, Cutlass, GTO, etc). Note that the 64-67 frames are about 1.5" narrower than the 68-72 frames, so parts like the center link are different.
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just got the lower a arm loose and its 38.1 cm long perpendicular from te mouting bolts to the ball joint does that sound about wright?
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I can't help you on the A-arm length measurement, but the front steer, 6.5" upper A-arm cross shaft bolt pattern, bolt-on steering arms and 5" outside diameter(OD) coil springs all point directly to '64-72 Chevelle/Lemans.
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