Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Northern VA, USA
A rear from a 68-74 will bolt right in. No need to relocate shocks, but you may have an issue with the spring perches. They do not have to be relocated, but there are two different depths.
I assume you have monoleaf springs. Most 12-bolts have the deeper perches for multileaf springs. You will have to do one of four things:
1. use your monoleafs, and fill the gap in the perches with lowering blocks
2. cut and weld monoleaf spring perches onto the 12-bolt
3. find a 12-bolt with monoleaf spring perches (may only have been available on 67 SS Camaros)
4. convert to multileaf springs
You will probably want to do item 4 and upgrade to the 12-bolt shock plates -- but you can continue to use your 10-bolt shock mount plates. They are just not as strong.
[This message has been edited by Ken67SSRS (edited 11-02-2000).]