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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 99, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Rockford,il.USA
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I was wondering if i'm going to be in a world of hurt reinstalling the subframe after i've pulled it out to repaint it. will it line up without being "off" in any direction? or is there a sure-fire method to mark the frame and body? I was thinking of dropping a plum-bob from a fixed point on firewall down to the frame and center punching it (doing this on both sides)
Also i've read all of the ads and articles i can find and i would like to go with the poly bushings, (actually i need to do a complete suspension rebuild) but it's hard trying to find a complete kit+swaybar+body bushings for less than $500.any ideas?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 99, 08:03 PM
 
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If you look on the front body mount pads (not the radiator support) you will see a small hole next to the bushing hole on each side. These holes line up with two holes on the body. Acording to the Camaro assembly manual, you need 2 shafts that are .610 in diameter, +.000 -.003 to insert into these holes to line up the frame. I had a local machine shop make up a pair for about 10 bucks. Works great. Let me know if you need any more help.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 99, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the info !!!!!!!!!
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