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    Stretch technical details

    Ok i have a question some might find stupid but if we dont ask we shall never know haha.

    What is required to be done exactly for a stretch eg.

    What needs usually extending this will be a front engine car by the way.

    Eg brake lines, any drive train work need doing.

    Also when stretching do you guys reinforce the bottom or to reinforcing to the roof etc.

    any techincal info would be great.

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    Just hit the search box at the top of this page. (mostly Fiero information)

    Carkitinc has some videos on Youtube on the subject. Their car is a Firebird but it is the same as your Camaro

    MERCY-4X - YouTube

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    This all depends on what car you will be stretching.

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    that links perfect alot of information thanks satinta.

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    i was looking at stretching a cougar and know its not done before so wanted to know the normal things that need doing.

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    You would have to tell us since it has never been done before. This also depends on where you stretch is as well. Brake lines would have to be stretched either way. Maybe the shift linkage. It's hard to answer this question without more details from you.

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    The safest/easiest thing to do (since it's a unibody) is just relocate the mounting points for the rear suspension - just build or drill new ones a few inches back. Expect to lengthen brake lines, and move the exhaust and fuel tank out of the way.

    As Jets said tho, it's tough to give you advice without knowing more about your project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHK View Post
    The safest/easiest thing to do (since it's a unibody) is just relocate the mounting points for the rear suspension - just build or drill new ones a few inches back. Expect to lengthen brake lines, and move the exhaust and fuel tank out of the way.
    That can't be done on a F-bod though. The way the rear suspension has links on top, in front and in back with the gas tank integrated slightly in front and above leaves very little wiggle room. Either cut off the whole subframe and build a new one or cut the car in half and move the rear back as in the video.

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