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  1. in need of Advice/help for 74 nova

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    wife bought me this project '74 Nova for my birthday this year, so far all I have done is replaced all the brake lines. I took it to get inspected and the only thing that kept it from passing was the rear end (see attached Pics) any ideas or advice on how to fix this issue, looking to try and...
  2. Newbie - '65 ChevyII Wagon

    Member Introductions
    Hi all, I'm brand new to the site. I'm investigating restoring my dad's first car; a 1965 ChevyII wagon. It's been stored outside on blocks for the past 30 years and has plenty of rust. My first order of business is to determine if the bones (frame) is still intact to determine if this is a...
  3. 63 convertible undercarriage repair

    Body and Interior
    Working on a 63 convertible that has been repaired in that past --- not so good of a job. I've look almost everywhere to find some pics so that I can make it look mostly original, hoping someone can help. The area that I'm interested in is where the kick panel comes down to the rocker...
  4. 63 Vert frame rails

    Body and Interior
    got a 63 nova with the FRONT part of the frame rails are rotting out pretty good. where can I get new frame rails for this? and how hard is this to do?? if I can't handle it is there a better place to take it to have done? body shop? frame shop? or a really good welder?? I was told this is...
  5. Frame Repair...rusted out behind front wheel...

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    got a 63 vert.....asking around as much as i can about it to learn what i can and do what i can to it myself. this one is def beyond me. after i got the car i was told to check behind the front wheels were the frame starts...that the convertibles usually rust out there. finally got the car...
  6. Disc brake conversion questions

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Im not much of a suspension or brake specialist, prefer working on other sections of the car. But I have no choice other than to do it myself. I have a 73 Nova project and Im looking to convert my drum brakes to disc brakes. I have a few questions: 1. Can I use a spindle from an s-10 pick-up in...
  7. Project Planning

    1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I'm looking to hopefully start on my 67 sedan in the next six months or so, and I'm trying to get some ideas on how to plan my project. The information I need to know is how much time I need to plan for each of the following components/stages? 1. Competition Engineering weld in sub-frame...
  8. 63 coupe side window glass frame and track rebuild w/set tape

    Body and Interior
    Most of us will have to do this eventually, so a writeup might help. Nothing earth shaking here, but what the heck. Here are most of the items involved. My original frames are in pretty good shape, so I reused those, and the glass itself. The lower tracks are almost always rusted out. There...
  9. upgrading to a th400

    Drivetrain & Performance
    so i have a v8 63 nova and want to put a th400 in the car, i have a th350 it the car at the present time. What would i have to do to fit the th400 under there? my plans are to buy a 4-link set up from TCI as well. Is this a good or bad idea??? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!
  10. firewall to frame braces (also cage and sub frame connectors) - et reduction

    Drag Racing Forum
    I'd like to hear from anyone that's installed a set of firewall to frame braces on their '68-'72. I believe the Camaro guys call these "firewall G-braces". The new bb motor had about 3/4" vertical movement. (When putting the car on a lift, it was first noticed.) I have a tight fit of the...
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