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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 11, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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will c3 vette cotroll arms and spindle fit 1st gen camaros. anyone have access to any old hollander interchange manuals like the salvage yards used back in the day
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 11, 05:04 AM
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Re: ftr susp.

Don't know if they will fit, just curious why you would want to put them on? There are quite a few suspension options for improving a first gen.

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Re: ftr susp.

there is a good chance i can get everything of a 1971 vette that a friend is doing a complete susp. mod on . i'll even get the gear box . my interchange manual doesn't cover corvettes,so i am looking for info
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Re: ftr susp.

The upper Vette ball joint will fit the upper arm. The lower ball joint on the Vette is inverted, the steering knuckle attaches BELOW the lower control arm. You can install a Corvette lower ball joint in your Camaro lower arm, you need to drill a hole in the control arm for bolt hole in the ball joint. BTW this is the setup used on the 68 Smokey Yunick TA car.
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thanks for the info
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 11, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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will vette cotroll arms fit the camaro?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 11, 12:31 AM
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Re: ftr susp.

i doubt if they will fit- and if they did, they'd probably not be an improvement over stock.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 11, 01:36 PM
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Re: Front susp.

There is no gain in geometry at all, I looked into doing is back in the 70's when I bought some Corvette spindles. The lower A arms won't swap, they attach differently to the frame.
You could use the vette front calipers & rotors on your drum hubs & have "JL8" brakes. You would need the JL8 caliper bracket which is expensive. Master Power sells a JL8 conversion kit, look at it to see the parts.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 11, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Front susp.

thanks davidfor the info ,just that anyone can bolt on a kit but to research and figure it out is all the fun. thats how these kits got on the market in the first place some hot rodder wanting something different. my motto if you aint cuttin ,weldin, or fabricatin you aint hot rodding
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