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  1. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I got a 1977 chevy nova, Its subframe was in perfect shape and all dimension perfectly matched the manual. I welded all the seam through then I got dimension problems. 1. Body mount alignment hole distance is about 1 inch narrower than the manual 2. Overall diagonal dimensions (Not mentioned in...
  2. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hi there, I wanna use solid subframe bushing for my nova, But I'm not able to buy so I have to make them. My friend is a machinist and he can make using machining. My question is about alloy, what's best alloy for this application? And I also need dimensions. Regargs
  3. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    got the car drive able, but stopping is kinda important. Has anyone put in any kind of aftermarket brake pedal, or had any luck with the factory one?
  4. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hello, I’m new to this site. I’m slowly piecing Back together my Father in laws Nova SS; It’s a long story for another day. Problem is when I went to put the rear shock back on the car, the bolt that went through the top extension perch broke. I’m hoping someone here might be able to help me...
  5. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I have 73 Nova with multi leafs, cal tracs, and non-staggered shocks. Nova is DIY mini tubbed. Car is a street/strip application which im trying to make a bit more cruisy. Car sees the strip 2-3 times a year. I mostly drive around town and a little highway time. Its time to replace the...
  6. 1962-67 Chevy II parts
    I have a 63 coupe that I am pulling the original 194, It does run but has some issues I will also be removing stock control arms, front drums, springs, shocks and steering I will not monitor this page for replies, want anything send me a PM $500 for all of it,,,just cause we need to put a price
  7. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hi everyone, I am looking to buy a front suspension rebuild kit for my 1965 194 inline 6 nova. I want to keep the suspension as stock as possible. Below I've linked the kit that I'm currently looking at, but I've heard that it's not made very well. I don't want to buy something that's going to...
  8. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Passenger side axel moves forward and backwards sliding on the leaf spring. How do i fix this? What pictures do you need to look this over and get an idea of what's wrong?
  9. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    hi everyone Im trying to plan out a v8 swap for my 62. my plan is to put a 383 stroker, not sure yet about the transmission. my question is do I need to do anything with my suspension. i thought for sure that I would have to upgrade, but I have read a few threads and some guys are saying that...
  10. 3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I am trying to figure out the 4 corner weights of a 3rd gen (mines a 73 but anything would give me a better idea than what I have now.) I could kick myself that I didn't weigh the car on the truck scale right by my house before tearing it down, I know after all the modifications the weights...
  11. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Looking for recommendations on good front and rear suspension upgrades. Front: control arms,coil over, disc brakes from drum. Rear: Drum to disc, coil over or ? Street and strip.
  12. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I'm looking to put new leaf springs on my 78 nova. I could go with stock or add a little height to give it the little more aggressive look, which I want. Anybody done this and how much height should I add...1 inch 2 inch...?? More?? I dont want it to look ridiculous either. If you got pics...
  13. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    First off, i'm an amateur mechanic and newbie, please go easy on me. I have a 73 that needs suspension underneath it. My question is, would the other X body platforms (Omega, Apollo, Ventura, Skylark, etc.) suspension be swappable to my nova? If there were same year ranges (years 71-74?). I also...
  14. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Does anyone know where I can pick up 2 upper plates for my rear shocks on a 67 nova? They seem to be almost extinct! Thanks.
  15. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hi all, I am looking at refreshing the suspension on my 1970 Nova. As with everyone id like to keep things on a tight budget but still do it right. So i am looking for recommendations of parts i missed or usually shouldn't bother replacing. Here is the list of parts i am looking at replacing...
  16. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hello All, Need some advice / help in determining what type of Leaf Spring I need for a 10 Bolt Chevy nova rear end. I believe this is a 71non posi rear. Does not have U bolts. Do I need 4 , 5 or 1 leaf springs or does it matter. Would appreciate it if anyone has some leads / advice. thx.. AB
  17. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    A while ago my brother gave me what appears to be an entire roll cage that was cut out of a vehicle. My 73 2-door Nova has bucket seats with no carpet and needs new floor pans. I'm considering adding a roll bar when I do the floor pans and I have some questions. I have more than enough tubing...
  18. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hey all- hoping for someone with a bit more experience to help me out with this question so I can consider my options before moving forward. I have a 73 Nova with a 350 that's reaching the end of it's life. The car is my daily so I'm looking into engine swap options/efi/etc etc etc. My buddy...
  19. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hey all! After swapping a SBC 383 stroker into my 4-door '74 Olds Omega, I finally got around to changing the front springs to the correct-for-V8 Nova rate (along with a set of Bilsteins). The car sits a little high in the front, which is fine, as these new springs have zero miles on them and...
  20. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I am having camber issues. The top of the tires are kicked in and the inside of the tire is wearing out. Any advice why this maybe happening on stock '63? I bought a polyurethane front end rebuild kit. How hard is it to swap out the front end ? Should I swap out the parts and take it in for...
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