1979 Camaro steering linkage question

aviator2007

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I’m restoring this car and have all new linkage parts. I took off the original linkage in whole and used it as a pattern for the new parts. Everything seemed to match perfectly to the original. I popped it into my subassembly, which is on jack stands. The linkage is nearly touching the frame and bolts in a couple of spots. I’m thinking once it’s on tires and weighted with engine and transmission it will flex out with the proper clearances. Is this a possibility? Does anyone see errors in my assembly? Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks, Chris.
 

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73Z L92

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In regards to the a-arm bolt I have them in with the bolt head towards the center link so there is more clearance. The center link will move back and forth not in and out. Mine is not quite as close as yours to the subframe.
 

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Thank you for chiming in. Reversing the bolt is an option but I did the direction the shop manual showed. This is certainly a giant puzzle but I'm making forward progress.
 

aviator2007

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Chuck Thank you for the input I'm getting more hopeful this will all sort itself out as the build progresses.
 




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