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hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted September 08, 2005 04:52 PM  
Getting ready to build new car, what front clip do you recommend? Plan on running 3-link rear. Will listen to all ideas. Thanks, Donavon

way2fast72
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted September 08, 2005 07:35 PM  
shorten the wheel base on a mid 70s GM,chevelle,cutlass,etc.

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted September 08, 2005 08:23 PM  
How much changing do I have to do to the metric Impala? We can run any upper a-arm but must run lower stock arm. How about ball joints? I want to real concentrate on getting front suspension right on this new car and then tweak the rear.

racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted September 09, 2005 12:46 PM  
How about a four link GM metric with a Camaro or Nova front clip grafted on? The best of both worlds,...

Race on.

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racin78p
if it ain't fun, then don't run

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted September 09, 2005 03:24 PM  
I have the 68-72 chevelle clip on my car but why not use a Camaro? Eddie

hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted September 09, 2005 04:52 PM  
As of right now we can run 108 inch wheelbase. They are talking about maybe changing some rules and one was allowing 105 inch. I chose a 3-link for the adjustability and also to get away from binding of rear suspension.

racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted September 13, 2005 10:57 AM  
My track rules racer17j. I would love to run the three. If hoosier can run the three, well I say duh,

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racin78p
if it ain't fun, then don't run

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted September 13, 2005 07:52 PM  
17J why not, the Camaro has great geometry just stub it in, it might be a fun job for someone who doesnt weld, for the rest of us it should be just a walk in the park. Eddie

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted September 15, 2005 04:05 PM  
Its a 68-72 Chevelle front clip stubbed into a metric frame, nothing you wouldnt do if you bent the front end of the car and replaced it with the same front clip. With all the knowledge that you have got this should be a cake job for you, I replaced a metric front clip with the same kind and it turned out just fine, cut it off in the same spot and stub it in. Eddie

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racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted September 16, 2005 12:07 PM  
You guys,....

But I love it,....

AND IT WORKS.

Race on.

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racin78p
if it ain't fun, then don't run

    

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