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Old 01-20-2008, 03:13 PM
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I'm one of those guy's that aways look's under people's car's.

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under the knife

going to remove the motor & tranny Saturday after I get out of work and then figure where to start cutting on the original frame. I have taken a lot of measurements and plan on making a gauge for the core support mounts. Any suggestions? All comments welcomed.
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point of no return

I cut the frame horns off the original frame and started to fit the IFS from the caprice. The weather had me knocked down for a bit. I will be adding to the journal pretty quick. I removed the shocks/springs and used some threaded rod in place of them to set ride height. Does this sound like I'm on the right track? All comments are welcomed.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:08 AM
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Yes,But I have never taken the spring out to do one,But it will help you I guess. Keep us up to date on some pics.
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More pics coming soon of the progress. I will have a descent amount of work to do to make up the 2.5" difference between the pieces. But it's going to be worth it. Not sure on what angle the IFS has to sit ,but I'm going to level it side to side and up and down. Open for more comments.
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On the camaro's and Nova's,I put the back of the camaro frame level.

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you might try using the front end out of 91-96 caprice or 94-96 impala
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I'm already into the project pretty deep. If I'm not satisfied with the 88' IFS I'll cut it off and start again. Do have any experience using the 91' caprice/94' impala front ends? Any dimensions claycapps?
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:26 PM
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If you can post some pics,Then we can see what you have,I have did several last year,But never used what you are using.Post some pic,I try to help you out.
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no sir i sure dont but those guys were talking about using the novas snd sthuff like that the caprice is basically the same platform such as the monti carlo ,malibu, and i think the chevelle. sorry i wasnt much help
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This is some clips I did,The black frame is my 57 Chevy,It has a Camaro clip.The other two is a 58 Chevy truck,It has a Nova clip.
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Nice looking work New Interiors.
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front suspension

Just My two cents worth. Another easy to install (without cutting up your frame) would be the complete transverse torsion bar front end from a Dodge Diplomat or Plymouth Volare. The complete sub-assembly unbolts from the Mopar chassis as a unit with the complete suspension attached. They are very easy to modify to place in older Fat fender street rods. Another plus is that they drive very nice, handle good and have complete disc brake setup with 4 1/2 five lug pattern. A friend of mine put one of these in his 52 ford truck and I was amazed how nice it rode and handled. It was also a very simple install with very little welding to the original frame. He purchased the complete front end from the donor car for $150.00 including steering box! The transverse (crossed) torsion bars also allow you to have moderate adjustment of ride height.
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Thank you Kim, I have did several last year. About to do a TCI in a 57 Chevy.
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i will be posting some pics tonight. some of those 90's caprice were in the boneyard, but were 3-4 cars high waiting to be crushed. i ended up with one out of an 88' caprice broham for $125.00. i was doing alot of looking on here for advice, and it has been awesome from everyone. But after going to the boneyard 4 and 5 times looking at what was available, that caprice was the closest one i could find. the older nova,cameros, gone. i knew it was going to be some work but i wanted to learn how to do it. I had a friend put one (MII boneyard style) in my 50' delivery because he knew how. now it's my turn to get it figured out. you guys were correct about the therapy part. i need a lot of it! new interiors, thanks for the pics. all comments welcome and taken into consideration.

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