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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 10, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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1967 Camaro leaf springs

Hi Everyone. I have a 67 camaro with mono leaf springs. Can I upgrade to multi leaf? Is it a good idea? I think the car was origionally equipped with a torque arm that went from the diff to the transmission, however thats long gone. I get wheel hop at the back end and would prefer not to put on traction bars and hoping this will help. Will multi leafs work?

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Re: 1967 Camaro leaf springs

Hey, I'm from Lethbridge and have the same problem as you do. My car was built Dec 1966 just before they installed the "radius rod" traction bar on the passenger side. I suggest you check out www.calvertracing.com or google "Caltracs" as that is what I would be add with their split leaf mono springs. Good luck!

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Re: 1967 Camaro leaf springs

Yes, they will work, I put new multileafs on my car. No problem...

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Re: 1967 Camaro leaf springs

I phoned Standens in Calgary today and they said they have a 3 and a 5 leaf combination that you can put in.(in stock on the shelf) They can also adjust the ride height to your requirements. I think I'm going to go with the 3 leaf as I don't race or drive the car hard.

My question now is ride height. Should I stay with the stock height or go higher?
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Re: 1967 Camaro leaf springs

Hey Randy how much would they charge for the conversion?

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I just got the price for the 3 leaf springs...they retail for $380.00 I'll do some more price checking with them tomorrow and keep you posted. Doing the work myself.
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I have never heard of them. I wonder if they have a shop in Vancouver? I want to do a swap on my 69.

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Just for a reference point- Here, you can get the JC Whitney 3 leafs for as low as $156 and the Hotchkis 3 leafs sell for around $380. USD of course.

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Re: 1967 Camaro leaf springs

I have the Standen's springs on my car right now and they are pretty good. Changing them out to Hotchkiss this weekend (I hope) so that they match the front ones.
You shold be happy with them.

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