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Old 10th-March-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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New frame rails

Decided to use Autoweld's form fit parrallel rails. Will give me room for the 15" wide tires I want to run.



Grey line is where the inside of the autoweld's rails will fit. If you are wondering about the grey line. I made sure the car was level front to rear and used a black & decker laser,
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shot the line, then used masking tape to mark it, then I sprayed the line with paint.


Check out my project thread for more pics,

http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums...d.php?t=183315

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Old 11th-March-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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lost an hour

Lost an hour this morning and have a new garage door to install. Good thing is I will have an extra hour of daylight to work with at the end of the day.
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Old 11th-March-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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how about a pic. of the framerails your putting in

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Old 11th-March-2012, 12:44 PM   #4
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I'm following your thread...dont hold out on us!!!!!

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Old 11th-March-2012, 02:57 PM   #5
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Back ordered

They are on backorder. I will post pics as soon as I get them. I have not found pics or a documentary of these being installed anywhere. I will try to be as through as possible and post as many pics as I can.

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Old 11th-March-2012, 03:28 PM   #6
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Unhappy Work

Won't complain, because I am fortunate to have a job, but I was called into work this morning. So I lost most of the day. My next steps are to finish welding up the holes from the spot welds and repair the holes from the air chisel. If you plan on using one of these to cut the welds don't, you will punch through the floor pan.

When I do the passenger side I will cut off the rail above the flange. This will make removal much easier.
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Old 14th-March-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
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i did new rear frame rails on my 63. i just ended up removing the trunk floor completely.
i found it to be alot easier to put the rails where i needed them to be. then put the floor back in. well cut it and make it fit. by the way the floor needed some patch panels .
sorry no pics. the floor has not been put back in i just finished the rails
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Old 14th-March-2012, 06:46 PM   #8
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Trunk pan

I plan to integrate the frame rail with the trunk pan. The side of the center drop will be the frame rail. You will see the frame rail from the inside of the trunk.
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Old 14th-March-2012, 07:44 PM   #9
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here is a picture of my rails.
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Old 14th-March-2012, 08:14 PM   #10
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Old 17th-March-2012, 05:16 AM   #12
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sorry i havent posted pictures on any of the stuff im doing to my car. truth is i dont get much time to work on my car. so my progress is really slow.
i am planing on putting up details on what i did once im done with the suspension. im not done with it yet i still have tons more work to do to it.

its a homemade triangulated 4link that will ride on an airbag suspension. it has a frame made from 2x3 square tubing . shortened currie 9 inch the rear frame rails have been moved to make room for wide tires going to try to keep the stock tubs. well with mods and still have a rear seat. might not be a comfortable rear seat. but i wont ride in the back just looks if fine.

i still need to weld in cross member somewhere above the axle for shock mounts and support .

this started off a a simple little mini tub project that just went another direction . also my axle was pushed back to line up centered with the wheel wells stock location of the axle puts it too close to the rear seat.

once i finish i will put up all the pictures. but doing this is way way easier with out the floorpan in the way.

im not a profesional car builder or welder. just a gear head that loves his nova.i might have made some mistakes along the way with this build but we will see.

i did put a cross member across the front of the frame rails under the seat where the rails begin. welded it to the side of the cars unibody then the rails
also put a support across the rear of the car so that the frame rails are supported front and back. once im done i will put the floor back in weld it all back together for a really stiff car.
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Autoweld frame rails

Got the rails in



They look good, they fit tight everywhere but the front drop.



Did not get a pic of the cut out I made in the trunk pan, but you can see it here,



Tire clearance!!!







This is the only place it does not fit tight against the floor pan

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Front of frame rail

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Old 3rd-April-2012, 07:14 AM   #15
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Nice progres!

What are you doing for the front crossmember?

I am planning on doing something similar with a canted four bar setup. I would really like to keep the trunk, rear seat and still get 335s under the car. Hoping...
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