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Old 02-24-2002, 04:37 PM
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Just getting started on a 47 Chevy, Has been parked for Five years because the original steering is very loose and the orgininal knee action shock don't function any more. Open for recommendatins, would also like to change to a new breaking system and make the wheel pattern match the 70 Chevy Nova rear end. Thank you Clyde
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camaro subframe?
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You really have three choices here. You can restore the stock suspension and add an aftermarket disk brake kit (I'm not sure who makes one, but someone probably does), you could go to a sub frame (be careful here because some of the obvious choices may be too wide, ie: Camaro), or you can use an aftermarket Mustang II suspension kit.

Both latter choices will provide you with a good ride and a matching bolt pattern but both have drawbacks as well. The sub frame will require a professional welder's skills to be considered a safe installation and it can lower the resale value as well. The Mustang kit is easy to install but can cost you more than a sub frame in the end depending on the options you choose. The Mustang unit doesn't seem to lower the resale value like the sub frame does though.

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Nova sub frame would work as well.
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[quote]Originally posted by CER:
<strong>Just getting started on a 47 Chevy, Has been parked for Five years because the original steering is very loose and the orgininal knee action shock don't function any more. Open for recommendatins, would also like to change to a new breaking system and make the wheel pattern match the 70 Chevy Nova rear end. Thank you Clyde</strong><hr></blockquote>
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I'm in the middle of my 47 fleetline myself I went with the 74 sub frame from a nova with rear steer alot of work to make right did it myself with the help of a good friend (welder) had to narrow it 3and 1/4 inches though moved the engine back 4 inches and everything looks great. Years 67-69 camaro and 68-74 nova are all the same subframe try to stay away from the six cyl cars you'll have to change springs which should'nt be no big deal easy to chang to air ride this way they make kits for those too. If you have any more questions or need help finding parts email me at danfan70@aol.com i'll be glad to help you.
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might be a little late.but there is also the possibility of the chrysler sub frame. doing this on my 55 cev truck.you only have to notch the frame to install it. there are a few places that make patterns for the older trucks.had to do mine from scratch using photos from a friend but all in all turned out pretty nice .I also came across a few trucks that have used the AMC pacer sub frame this is another almost bolt in procedure.just a couple more options good luck
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