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wes_n_tracy

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Camaro and Nova subframes. Are they the same?
« on: February 16, 2009, 03:01:19 AM »
I have a 69 Camaro with drum brakes and a subframe from a Nova(68-74) with disc brakes. Side by side the only difference I can see are the motor mount stands. Are these a direct swap or would I be better off buying a disc brake conversion for my 69? Any advice would
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Re: Camaro and Nova subframes. Are they the same?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 04:30:00 AM »
I've used Nova discs with no problems before......  Best of luck!
Danny

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Re: Camaro and Nova subframes. Are they the same?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 10:39:21 AM »
You don't need to swap the subframe. Read more here: http://www.pozziracing.com/brakes.htm#Converting_Drums_to_Discs
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Re: Camaro and Nova subframes. Are they the same?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 11:19:22 PM »
The subframes differ for each year of first gen Camaro due to the location of the lower CA bumper.  Believe Nova's followed the same way.  See this http://www.camaros.org/suspen.shtml#aarms

In no way do you need to swap frame for a drum to disc conversion as stated!  Just swap the spindles!!!
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Re: Camaro and Nova subframes. Are they the same?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2009, 02:45:34 AM »
Thanks everyone for the info. It has been very helpful.
Wesley