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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 13, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Mono leaf to multi leaf swap 67 camaro

I was thinking of swap 10 bolt monoleaf in my 67 for a 12 bolt with multi-leaf. I know that the 67 does not have stagered shocks as the 68-69 do. So my question is what plates ( that mount to axle and shock absorber ) will I need ? Can I use the ones off my 10 bolt ? Do I need to change shock absorbers since I have read that the ones for multileaf are inch shorter or longer I cannot remember? Last question is the 3 leaf better than the 5 leaf ?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 13, 09:46 AM
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Re: Mono leaf to multi leaf swap 67 camaro

I think the mono plates for 67 have the shock a bit lower and with the 5-leaf the shock could top out before the suspension. You could use plates from a 74 Nova, I'm pretty sure the shock mount isn't as low but, look into that first. They are also non staggered for multi.

I'd go with the 3-leaf and ditch the rubber pads for a 1/4" steel spacer plate to take up the remaining space between the axle perch and shock plate. If you go with a Caltracs set up, you wont need lower plates because they come with them and have a relatively high shock mount so you can keep the same shocks.

Either way, with the 3-leaf you should be able to keep the same shocks without any shock extender.

I'll try to confirm what I said about the Nova plates later on today.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 13, 09:48 AM
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I am no expert, but here are a few thoughts.

You will want slide-a-links or traction bars because of non staggered shocks. These will have their own shock plates.

3 - leaf or 5 leaf ? That will be your personal choice with what you plan to do with your car. There are also 4 leafs out there. (stock on z28's)

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Re: Mono leaf to multi leaf swap 67 camaro

Thank you that answers all my questions.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 13, 07:49 PM
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Re: Mono leaf to multi leaf swap 67 camaro

67 Camaro mono plate on left. 74 Nova multi plate on right. They are both for non-staggered shocks but, you can see the Camaro plate will mount the shock about 1 maybe 1.5" lower.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 13, 08:05 PM
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Re: Mono leaf to multi leaf swap 67 camaro

Kevin might still have his DSE set. They are for a '67 setup and your existing shocks should work with them if you buy a set of the multileaf shock studs.
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=213655

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