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post #16 of 73 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 18, 9:30 AM
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Shane, that triangle is part of the wheel hop control... They would wrap a u bolt around the axle and install to that triangle...
So I guess that effectively turned the lower control arm into a ladder bar? I would imagine the suspension would bind up BAD if they kept the stock upper control arms in place. Seems like a good way to rip the lower control arm mounts off of the frame.
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post #17 of 73 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 18, 10:07 AM
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Re: barn find 68 Baldwin Chevelle

Did Baldwin install them? Not sure... I think a company called, Lakewood made them back in the 60s - 70s..
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Re: barn find 68 Baldwin Chevelle

IIRC, Motion's "super bite" suspension was usually Lakewood ladder bars for A-bodies


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Re: barn find 68 Baldwin Chevelle

This was posted on the Yenko site over the weekend. Someone there mentioned that the Hone-o-drive wasn't used on Motion cars until late 1969. It is possible that the car was modified by Motion at a later date but it wouldn't be a Baldwin Motion car. The guy on the Yenko site was posting because he was going to look at the car to possibly buy it. After he looked at it he din't think it was a Motion car
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Edit to add: Baldwin was a Chevy dealership. they didn't do the modifications. Motion Performance was the speed shop that did the modifications for Baldwin Chevrolet
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post #20 of 73 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 18, 4:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Check the rear end today 5:13 gears axle was stamped for 4:56 I will add some more pictures
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post #21 of 73 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 18, 4:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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some pics i took today
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post #22 of 73 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 18, 4:45 PM
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Re: barn find 68 Baldwin Chevelle

I'm no expert on Motion cars. I like them, but I don't know enough to say yes or no. But, I like your chevelle. It's a sweet looking ride. Under hood pics?

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I would certainly pony up the $50 to see what dealership the car came from. If it delivered to Baldwin Chevrolet that would be very cool but it doesn't mean it made the journey across the street to Motion. I also don't believe Motion welded plates to the rear lower control as a traction device. Either way its a pretty cool find
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I think it was 1964 when the 442 was first introduced, though it didnít make it to the rest of GMís A-body lineup until 1970. We pulled many boxed control arms and rear sway bars off of mid-60ís 442ís during the 1980ís while those cars were cycling through the local Pick N Pull yards.

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F41 was available on 1969 SS396 vehicles fwiw.
About those pics of the U bolted lower control arms, there was another person posting about" his strange control arms" asking questions about those U-bolts on his rear control arms not too long ago.

Yes 1969 was the first year for Option F41 on Chevelles but Steve R is right Olds had it first in 1964.The only reason I can think it took 5 years to make it to our Chevelle's is a cost cutting thing.*(which have nothing to do with the F41 option).In fact if you look at the OP's picture of the LCA's with the U bolt and the triangle installed they are just plain old open control arms with no boxing at all.

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I'm not sure but that hone-o-drive may be worth a couple of grand.
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Looks like it has the Buick interior..
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Looks like it has the Buick interior..
interesting, just might be....

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interesting, just might be....

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There is a link to a thread on another BB, someone there brought up that I had a Buick interior also.

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