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Old 15th-September-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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Moving Leaf spring mounts

Has anybody moved the front and rear leaf spring mounts inward to make room for a wider tire on a 67.
Could you do this, narrow the rearend, and widen the inner wheel well?
Next question, would I want to?
I have a 67 that is rusted out badly. It was a freebie and if I want to do somethig with it I will have to replace the back 12" of the rear frame rails, trunk floor and body shell floor along with almost everything else.
I could alway back half it but I have already done that to one of my third gen. Novas and would like to do something different. I hate doing the same thing twice if there are other options.
I tried to post some pics but nothig happened, Give me some pointers on posting pics and I will show you the RRRRUUUUSSSSTTTT.
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Old 15th-September-2008, 10:02 PM   #2
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You can move the leaf springs inboard,the ezest way is with the frame connectors move the front mount over one leaf spring width and Jegs and Summit makes a bracket to move the rear leaf inboard the spring width....you will gain room for a little wider tire butt the gas-tank or the stock wheel tubs will just not fit a very wide tire
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If I were to widen the wheel wells and narrow the fuel tank and rearend, How close together can you put leaf springs and have them still do there job correctly.
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Old 16th-September-2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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if you get the competition engineering weld in sub-frame connectors and their frame rails you can move them in 8" per side. stock gas tank wont fit.


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