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Author Topic:   Identifing lower A-arms?
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posted May 28, 2004 07:12 AM  
Anyone know any quick ways to identify which A-arms you have on a car? I got a really old mod frame, and no idea what the clip is. I think its a metric but to be honest i really dont know.

So i am looking for quick ways to identify the differences between the metric, old chevelle front, and/or metric with Nova lowers.

Any help would be appreciated, Krom.

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posted May 28, 2004 09:05 AM  
I believe in the past I have seen pictures on

pacman #29
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posted June 01, 2004 09:30 PM  
The metric frames have an indention on the side of the frame rails, the chevelle's are flat straight up an down. I believe that the nova lower A arms DON'T have a rolled lower lip on the leading edge. I'm sure there are other shapes that define them but that's all I got. Hope this helps!

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posted June 03, 2004 10:45 AM  
If you measure from center of the front bolt on the inside to the center of ball joint. Metrics are 14 1/4" -14 1/2" and fullsize,chevell 73-77,later novas are 16 1/2", the early nova's should be about the same but they will have some spacers at the bushing or some bushings that a longer to fit the frame but look long for the a-arm. That is if they are in the metric. Cant really give you any info if it is the 67-72 chevell stub. hope you can make since of this....good luck

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posted June 03, 2004 09:08 PM  
the easy way to identify the nova a arms is that they are flat between the spring and ball joint.they also have a round bump fror a steering stop.the chevelle arm is dipped down between the spring and ball joint.i have a bunch of nova arms for sell. they arent cheap,but they are available in pairs only.$109 each sandblasted with the original bushings.also have metrics for$40 each bare sandblasted. 606 878-7223

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