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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hello:

I need a good used subframe for my 68 (No rot). I think a 69 subframe will fit too? I'm replacing the entire front end with PST and new leafs coils etc all over. I have everyhting but the subframe. I can't afford a ton of money but I need a solid one to work with. Mine is too far gone to bother welding. Does anybody know of a 68 or 69 anywhere near Mass?? I have a pickup and I'm willing to drive...I know this isn't the for sale section but I want to drive my car before next year! Are there aftermarket ones? Thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 03:10 AM
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Check thte Want advertizer (massachusetts publication last week there were two 69 camaros, one was less running gear and was listed in the vehicles for parts section for around 500 bucks, I think there was anotherone also, in auto parts / accy's section these things sell fast, get a want ad EVERY TUESDAY and make appointments to view stuff as soon as possible. Where in Mass are you???

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hey:

I live in Newburyport and work in Burlington. I just got the car a few weeks ago from IL. Bought it sight unseen (probably won't do that agin). The car needs a little more than I thought it would but it's still a good starter car. 68 standard model 327 with a Powerglide. I'm actually looking for a 67 RS/SS 4spd 396 "project car" but I haven't found one yet that was a decent deal. The 67 will be my "leave in garage car" the 68 will be my driver. I picked up the Want Ad today and made a couple calls. Do you know of any companies that make aftermarket subframes? The 68 is matching numbers but I'm not looking to bring it back to stock shape so I'm not worried about using aftermarket stuff.

Thanks for the help so far and any help you can add...

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 02:06 PM
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the only aftermarket subframes I know of are a bit pricey, but will shed some pounds and pick you up some serious cornering ability. One such builder is Wayne Due. I don't know of anyone who makes a completely stock subframe, all that I know of are high perf replacements. www.waynedue.com
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 02:38 PM
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If you get a 69 subframe make sure you get the control arms and sway bar, as the 69 sub frames have some extra stiffeners welded to the subframe right where the the front edge of the upper control arm passes over the subframe. The stiffeners are more like blisters, and they interfere with the ends 67/68 style sway bar. Also the 68 style rubber control arm bumpers interfere with the later style disc brakes if you decide to run the 69 style single piston calipers. The changes between the years are minor and can certainly be worked around, but it is easiest to keep the front suspension parts and subframe from the same years together.


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 01, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys:

I'm going to pickup the 67 in the morning...It BETTER be strait
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