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Old 10-07-2003, 10:46 AM
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suspension upgrade

is it correct to assume that, even though we may want to upgrade our 60's muscle cars to handle and hold the road like the modern european cars, their bodies and frames prevent us from even thinking about doing it?
or is it safe to assume nothing and go full speed ahead towards this project of upgrading to a fully modern system?

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Old 11-18-2004, 12:13 PM
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I just got a 69 camaro and I am looking to do the same thing, but I can't find any info on this upgrade for the camaro specific rack & pinion with adjustable coil over shocks. If you had an old mustang then you would be all set, but you would think that a car that was created to compete on the Trans Am circut would have everything that you would want and more for after market parts. If you find anything lemme no, and I will return the favor.
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OK. I too am interested in this. My application is a 65 LeMans (same as a GTO)

I've got some ideas. What are you guys looking for exactly?

I'm probably going to do the truck arm suspension in the rear. Maybe not the exact definition of modern but certainly an upgrade. Coil overs for springs and shocks.

You could do the QA1 shocks on the front with the pigtailed spring to give you the coil over application. Tubular upper and lower A arms. I'm probably going to do a dirt modified front suspension since that's what I'm familiar with.

I'm not too familiar with a Camaro front clip and what it's roll center is but you can certainly figure it out and maybe figure out what it needs for spindles and A arms. Bump steer modification will be the next thing to figure out. All this is pretty common knowledge for the A bodies, but not sure about the F bodies.

Mounting a rack and pinion should be pretty straight forward, again the biggest concern will be placement to minimize bump steer.

Let's here some more detail on what you're thinking / wanting.


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Old 11-19-2004, 05:39 AM
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I have been seeing more and more handling packages for more 60's era cars all the time.

Unless you have a car that would normally be considered for performance use (like a Cadillac) then you have a good chance of finding something.
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