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Old 30th-August-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
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Corvette IRS in a '68 Chevy ll

How hard is to do? Are there any conversion kits? Who's tried it (any pics)?


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The width is the first obstacle. They are pretty wide.
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Also depends on what generation of Corvette. I know that the street-rodders are using the C4 ('84-'96) Corvette IRS.
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Honestly you would be better off ditching that idea and just going with a Hotchkis TVS system. Better handling and cheaper to do.

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There's kit's out there for the Camaro so there should be something for the Nova. It may be an entire sub frame kit.
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They are heavier then I thought they'd be. Here's a shot of my brother's 64 El camino. It had to be narrowed and it's a C4 rear. The shot shows the front tires on the back. The car was tubbed but done to make it look like it came from the factory like that. The small wheels on the frame were so we could roll the frame under the car with the car tires off. The forward 4 link pieces are stock. The tie bars going across the rear(side to side) were custom made and adjustable. Coilover springs instead of the stock set up.
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do a google search for Wayne Due.he use to make a kit for the 1st gen f-body.not sure if he still makes them or not.also search pro-touring for him.i see the kits for sale every now and then.
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do a google search for Wayne Due.he use to make a kit for the 1st gen f-body.not sure if he still makes them or not.also search pro-touring for him.i see the kits for sale every now and then.
Wayne got out of the chassis business a few years ago. Those that I know of that got his chassis were not all that enthused with it so I would be cautious in using one of his chassis if you can find it.

As mentioned, I would look at what some of the early camaro guys have done. There is a kit that will bolt into their cars that should fit yours but I remember it as being pretty expensive and, at the time, there were no real reviews an if it worked or not.

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Well, from what I'm hearing I'm just gonna keep the rear suspension how it is. It has some Hotchkis stuff in it, just not sure what. What would you recomend for front suspension? I think it has lowering springs on it, so I just want struts. Should I stick with Hotchkis?
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sure, why not ? Hotchkis makes a great product, if you have a lot of their components now, why mix & match ? i'm sure all their products will compliment themselves
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