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Old 06-20-2019, 09:32 AM
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Common Front end swap on a 59 Chev Apache

I have a 1959 Chev Apache that was re-built in California and sold at the 2014 LA swap meet and eventually ended up with me in Western Australia. It now needs front end maintence but I do not know what Comero front end was put in, model, year etc.

Could someone let me know what would be a common Comero front end swap? model, year, etc so I know which one I can look at to find out part numbers for top & bottom ball joints, brake hose, brake parts, eng mounts ect ect.
I am sure there will be parts here in Australia as our "Australian" GM car (Holden) would use the same parts in its cars !! I just need to find out which US front end i have? Easy hay??

Any one got any ideas what was a common swap back in the day?
Thanks in advance to all those people out there that can help me........... Dave Totty

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It would probably help your cause by posting some photos of the frontend. There are a couple of GM fronts that could have been used on the conversion.
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Steering box forward of the engine crossmember(front steer) or steering box behind the engine crossmember (rear steer)??

'67-69 Camaro-Firebird(F-body)/'68-74 Nova, Omega, Ventura, Apollo(X-body) are rear steer and the same subframe and components.

'70-82 Camero-Firebird/ '75-79 Nova, Omega, Ventura, Apollo are front steer and share subframe and components.

In the '70-74 time frame on Camaro-Firebird there are some differences in shape of the lower control arm bushings, oval or round and a couple different diameters so you'd really need to check and measure exactly what you've got in those arms before ordering parts. Pretty much the rest of the suspension parts are the same from there on out.
'75-82 they got it standardized and everything is the same year-to-year.
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