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Author Topic:   Stub weights
zeroracing
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posted March 08, 2005 06:04 PM  
I am building my own modified. i am looking into different stubs. anybody got the weight differences of a metric/ small vs large/ chevelle/ ford.... which is lightest, and what is the difference in them, if anybody knows.
thanks
jason

oldfordmod
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posted March 09, 2005 07:31 AM  
I've got a late model ford frame clip cut down for a mod frame and it's weight is 135#. Intrested to compair to a chevelle.

Dustejr73
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posted March 09, 2005 12:16 PM  
as far as GM is concerned... the metric is the lightest and most available, then the 64-67 chevelle, then the "chevelle"(68-72) then probably the big metric. i believe that the 68-72 chevelle is the easiest to setup which is why it is so popular and hard to find. a metric will work fine, it just takes some work, but if you want a light car it is the way to go. i would personaly stay away from the ford clips, i am assuming you mean the rearsteer torino style. they are a pain on dirt and weak. i guess people like them because of the simple no bump geometry. i had one and i hated it. i personaly have a metric with nova lowers after 6 years of running the "chevelle" clips.

topnotch
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posted March 09, 2005 12:17 PM  
my car is built on a 68-72 chevelle stub. the car weighed 407 lbs. after powdercoat with all brackets, etc and no bumpers or nerfs. I don't think that info will help but maybe it will help you make a choice

topnotch
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posted March 09, 2005 12:21 PM  
also, info on a 70-72 monte carlo might want to be compared. much better layout on the frame horns, etc. and i think it is the same geometry as the 68-72 chevelle

zeroracing
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posted March 09, 2005 01:01 PM  
i am leaning tward metric, mine are metric now, but was woundering the differences in weight.

Kromulous
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posted March 09, 2005 01:18 PM  
The Ford clips are fine, use the Crown Vic front steer models, 85 and newer i believe.

No idea on the weight, but would say there on par with the chevelles or inline with big metrics. Not the lightest, or the heaviest.

Only one issue with the Crown Vic stub that i dont like. The clip on the backside of the RF tire has a section that extends out, to far, and it limits turning to the right (back steer). It really hurts the guys that think there driving sprint cars, thats not us thankfully.

The A-arms are long, like the Nova arms, the ball joints are big like the big metrics and the chevelle 5/8th's threaded tie-rods fit. Its a good clip.

Although, i will be using a small metric on the next car i build, lightweight. Nova lowers (after market) and the rest of the "trick" small metric deal.

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