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Author Topic:   Parts interchange between F and G Bodies?
Whodat
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posted September 25, 2003 12:20 PM
Besides the spindles and as state the lower bushing ID sizes, the only other difference you may notice between the 73-78 G bodies, 72-81 F-Bodies and the 78+ B-Bodies is on the upper control arms. They used a couple of different ones with the difference being the angle and height of where the upper ball joint is mounted. laied flat on the ground one appears flatter than the other. Same function, just used for clearance issues on some frames.


c21
Member
posted September 26, 2003 10:41 AM
i think they take metric tie rods


c21
Member
posted September 29, 2003 11:18 AM
turns out, I had to take a peak at this issue (outer tie-rod, late vs early) this weekend. We have an 81 camaro that got some spindles from a 76 (or earlier).

the metric outers (80&81)which can be most easily identified by the lack of cotter-pin hole (or castle nut) have the same taper as the earlier tie-rods. In order to use the later tie-rod in a early spindle, you need to run a 15/32 bit trough it (still leaves more than ample taper engagement).

I did not bother checking how the over-all "installed height" compared (a difference would impact bump-steer) as this is an enduro car I was throwing together for crew and friends to race next weekend.

the fact that moog has the same replacement for metric and non-metric applications would suggest that the interchange works both ways (keep in mind, moog has little concern for issues as subtle as "bump-steer" when it comes to providing parts for cars this old).

c21

[This message has been edited by c21 (edited September 29, 2003).]

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