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rockinron
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posted November 07, 2004 04:36 PM  
I am building a Camaro Tube Frame chassis. Stock camaro stub. This is a first for me. I've checked the search and got a little help,but I need more. Does anybody have a few pictures or design's for the frame part. Thats all I need. A layout with measurements would be awesome. I've got the Steve Smith sportsman book, but I want some other designs. I will be using Chrysler type leaf springs.

I mainly need the length & width of the center section,rear frame section. Thanks.Ron
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Eljojo
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posted November 07, 2004 06:35 PM  
Good luck! I have had mine under construction for about a month now. I ran 2/3 tubing in line with the inside of the front stub. That will allow me to move the rear springs closer to the center of the car by about 2 1/2" each. I splayed the leafs from 40 to 43", as suggessted on Landrum's website. I did however use the Chevy design spring. I think the critical part is getting the eye on the rear frame and the eye on the front spring 12" different in height and having the shackles lay back just a bit..I'll check my notes and see what I put as ststic didtance from eye to eye, but your Chrysler leafs are longer. My best guess is that a Stock camaro is slpayed 45" to48"

Istock66
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posted November 07, 2004 07:02 PM           send a private message to Eljojo   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Its easy ive built multiple fab clip rear cars..

lining up the inside just like john did is the way to go. so long as you have room for your cell and batter in there.

I wouldnt narrow the leaves at all though... Im new to dirt but I have a nova and nova leafs from the factory are closer together than a camaros, and I get too much roll to the rr in my opinion.. At times easily 7-9 inches at the leaf, I had to move the shocks in to keep the rr from bottoming and it still is sometimes..

maybe Im just over driving the thing, I dont know..

when its tacky on bottom I cant keep the lf on the ground, I put stiff shock on rr etc to help but it still transfers a ton.

rockinron
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posted November 07, 2004 08:34 PM  
The design I was thinking of was the same way. 2x3 tubing inline with the stub, with a kickout of 2x2 square on the drivers side to put the left side cage posts into, then kickout on the other side to match the passenger side cage posts. Did you lay your 2x3 tubing straight up against the stub, or lay it down to match up better with the stub?
I was thinking of making a box for the center of the car, and then making a 2x2 rear frame section just like the modifieds do. Do you have the center of your frame rails x'ed. I already have the cage, I got it from Allstar, it is the Camaro one (about 54 inches wide).
I didn't know that the chrysler leaf springs were longer, that will make me re-think my design. It sounds like I am going to use the camaro style. Do you know how much longer the chrysler style springs are?

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Eljojo
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posted November 08, 2004 04:36 AM  
Landrum's website has a load of tech, check them out.

    

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