Hi BlackoutSteve, I need to be hit over the head with a piece of 4x2 for not paying attention here!!
The bill buckle conversion on mine was not too bad, original LH box built into the rail but done much neater, fully welded - no extra bolted on plates and with rolled edges to give more of a 'factory' look.
The handling was good, maybe a bit of bump steer, full lock cornering on concrete parking lots was good, no squealing of tyres fighting each other. Tyre wear was good.
Will post some pics of it when I get the front unbolted a bit more.
I found that because the box is only supported by one wall of the chassis [not the whole box section of the rail] and with minimal room for extra bracing because of the BB, it tended to flex around a bit.
I'm in the process of re-doing the steering conversion on mine using a HQ bendix power box, which has the same pitman shaft spline and bolt pattern as the original Camaro power box. Even the input shafts are the same! [ God bless Bendix!!]
I also have a piece of chassis rail with steering box mounts from a RH drive Impala.
I may yet use a RH drive saginaw box from an Impala for an even closer 'Camaro factory' look, depending on what ratio I can get.
I've also got an original 'like new' hd 1.125" drag link to start afresh with. I'm setting all the steering up as per original on another untouched chassis so I can take measurements and make jigs.
I think Bill Buckle must have had a custom drag link made. It's a bit small in diameter and flexed across the middle as well!
The chassis in the lower set of pics looks good, very neat. What steering box are you using? Do you have enough clearance for a BB to fit?
The jig you've made up is exactly what I had in mind
Again, I'm sorry for my lack of attention here, I hope to hear from you again.
We should perhaps swap email addresses via PM, or start a new thread on this conversion stuff if CRG don't mind us talking about the best way to cut up a perfectly good Camaro chassis!!