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Author Topic:   Camaro rear spring perches
rollingviolation
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted March 31, 2005 01:27 PM  
Anyone ever rebuilt the spring perches on a 2nd gen Camaro? I've got a 76 Enduro (equivalent to Pure Stock) that suffered frame damage and typical body rot and perches for the leafs are pretty much toast - only one of the three holes are still useable. There is a plate there that forms the basis for the rollcage and I was thinking of making perches from angle iron and bolting them to the plate, but my fabricating skills aren't the greatest... looking for ideas. (I'm the driver, my buddies are the ace fabricators.)

How critical are the measurements for this? I'm thinking pretty critical for squareness - or would it be an advantage to have the rear at a couple degrees?

(track is 4/10 mile dirt, medium bank.)
Ray

Donnie Ross
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 264
posted March 31, 2005 07:11 PM  
re built a set on my brothers car just basically braced it to the roll cage , triangulate well there is alot of force there, as for location any good body shop can get you the frame references to put it in the stock location using factory reference points, where you tweak it from her is up to you and the tech inspector. suggest reading afco's article on leafs it explains it pretty well.

rollingviolation
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted April 05, 2005 11:18 AM  
Here's the afco article: http://www.rpmnet.com/techart/leaf.shtml

We were able to reuse the stock perches and some 1" bar stock for "extensions" so we could bolt them to the plate that's the foundation for the cage/subframe connectors. Anyway, got the *** 's back in. And the wheelbase is still equal on both sides, so that's a nice bonus.

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