Jun 16th, 08, 09:19 PM
who makes some nice backhalf kits for 1st gens that you guys have used,I have a 67 that was backhalved many years ago with ladder bars but dont no if I want to redo it with an updated ladderbar setup or swap to something with a 4-link control arm setup,I am going to cut out the entire backhalf as it was not done right or nice even though it works but not sure what to put back in and who makes nice pieces.Thanks for any info you guys can give.
Jun 17th, 08, 05:51 AM
I recently installed a Detroit Speed & Engineering 4-link, coil-over with mini tubs. The rear tires are 13 wide so I had to make the modifications. Not bad to install, looks original unless you know what your looking for altho it is a little pricy but worth the effort. The mini tubs gain an additional 3 inches of tire width clearence but this requires loosing the upper shock mounts.
I researched back-halfs for about three months looking at the differences between manufactures and settled on DSE
Jun 17th, 08, 11:34 AM
Cam1469,do You Know How Hard It Would Be To Put This Setup In A Car That Will Have Nothing From The Middle Of The Floor To The Tail Panel,that Is What My Car Will Have When I Cut All The Old Junk Out Of It To Weld New Stuff In,thanks For The Reply And Info,i Will Look At Dse Website
Jun 17th, 08, 03:34 PM
You want the new Art Morrision rear clip. It includes new frame rails and comes as either a 3link or 4 link kit.
More info here:
Jul 25th, 08, 10:22 AM
Art Morrison makes great stuff.
Weather you go with the traditional 4 link rear clip or the new pro touring clip can't go wrong.
Plus they will bend up custom stuff for you.:thumbsup:
Jul 26th, 08, 08:44 AM
Art Morrison makes quality stuff, as does Chris Alston, and Bickel and Hass and most of the name brand guys. I would recomend buying David Morgan's Door Slammer Book
He is an mechanical engineer and college professor who just happens to drive pro stocks. It is also an interesting read,with all of the math in side bars so it doesn't bog down your reading what he has to say.
Herb Adams book on Chassis set up is also geared to the Camaro /Fire Bird as he worked at GM as the senior engineer at Pontiac designing the first generation Fire Bird to out perform the Camaro in road racing (his area of expertses).
Amazon.com: Chassis Engineering HP1055: Herb Adams: Books
Finally if you contact Chris Alston he will sell you a video tape (VCR) for $20 bucks that shows how to back half the car correctly and shows them installing a full four link and cage in a Nova (a Camaro body with a longer wheel base, and functional back seat).